by Nobuhiko Mukai
Publisher: InTech 2012
Number of pages: 256
The aim of computer graphics is to visualize real objects and imaginary or other abstract items. In order to visualize various things, many technologies are necessary and they are mainly divided into two types in computer graphics: modeling and rendering technologies. This book covers the most advanced technologies for both types. It also includes some visualization techniques and applications for motion blur, virtual agents and historical textiles.
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by James Chronister
Blender is a 3D technology rendering/animation/game development open-sourced freeware program maintained by the Blender Foundation. This tutorial book is designed to get you up and running in the basics of creating objects and scenes and animating.
This book is a series of tutorials to help new users learn Blender. The tutorials increase in difficulty, and later tutorials build on the lessons in previous ones. Therefore, Blender beginners should follow the tutorials in sequence.
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Clear explanations of OpenGL functionality and basic computer graphics techniques, such as building and rendering 3D models; viewing objects from different perspective points; and using shading, lighting, and texturing effects for greater realism.
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