If you work in 3D, you must have this book. More than a compendium of techniques for the texture professional, (digital) Texturing & Painting gets to the heart of being an artist in the digital realm. With this inspired guide, you'll learn to translate the enviroments you experience into an expressive, complete digital style:
- Study and describe materials and their textures in the real world.
- Avoid the seduction of technology as you explore the traditional techniques and artistry of painting masters thoughout the ages.
- Differentiate surfaces by their textural qualities, such as color, reflections, and wear and tear
- Build materials and textures through digital techniques combined with the use of traditional mediums
- Bring wireframes to life through detailand color
- Create vivid scenes and beautiful surfaces
This book takes you outside the studio and walks you through the museum of life. This full color book combines traditional texture creation principles with digital texturing techniques to enhance your scenes and animations. In the first half of the book, you will learn about the history of textures in fine art and in the second half, how to apply these principles to your 2D and 3D digital scenes.
Computer Vision: Models, Learning, and Inference
There are already many computer vision textbooks, and it is reasonable to question the need for another. Let me explain why I chose to write this volume.
Computer vision is an engineering discipline; we are primarily motivated by the real-world concern of...
Panther vs T-34: Ukraine 1943 (Duel)
Robert A. Forczyk provides a riveting and intense description of the design and development of these two deadly opponents, the Panther and the T-34, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and describing their tactics, weaponry and training. Moreover he gives an insight into the lives of the tank crews themselves, who were caught up in the...
Learn Java the Easy Way: A Hands-On Introduction to Programming
Java is the world’s most popular programming language, but it’s known for having a steep learning curve. Learn Java the Easy Way takes the chore out of learning Java with hands-on projects that will get you building real, functioning apps right away.
You’ll start by familiarizing yourself...
Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
Software development projects can be fun, productive, and even daring. Yet they can consistently deliver value to a business and remain under control.
Extreme Programming (XP) was conceived and developed to address the specific needs of software development conducted by small teams in the face of vague and changing requirements. This...
Creating Striking Graphics with Maya and Photoshop
Welcome to Creating Striking Graphics with Maya and Photoshop and the cutting edge of
photo-realistic and surrealistic design. If you’re a Photoshop artist coming to this book, sit
back and enjoy the ride. The intent of the book is not to overwhelm you with technical
details, but to help ease you into the world of Maya... Learning from Data: Concepts, Theory, and Methods
A learning method is an algorithm (usually implemented in software) that esti-
mates an unknown mapping (dependency) between a system’s inputs and outputs
from the available data, namely from known (input, output) samples. Once such
a dependency has been accurately estimated, it can be used for prediction of future