Advanced RenderMan

Advanced RenderMan

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Advanced RenderMan: Creating CGI for Motion Pictures is precisely what you and other RenderMan users are dying for. Written by the world's foremost RenderMan experts, it offers thoroughly updated coverage of the standard while moving beyond the scope of the original RenderMan Companion to provide in-depth information on dozens of advanced topics. Both a reference and a tutorial, this book will quickly prove indispensable, whether you're a technical director, graphics programmer, modeler, animator, or hobbyist. Explore the Power of RenderMan * Use the entire range of geometric primitives supported by RenderMan. * Understand how and when to use procedural primitives and level of detail. * Master every nuance of the Shading Language. * Write detailed procedural shaders using texture, displacement, pattern generation, and custom reflection models. * Write shaders for special effects relating to volumes, custom lighting, and non-photorealistic media. * Use antialiasing to ensure that your shaders are free of artifacts. * Minimize the expense of rendering scenes by optimizing input. Other Features from Advanced RenderMan * Offers expert advice and instruction applicable to any RenderMan-compliant renderer. * Filled with technical illustrations and many full-color representations of effects supported by the RenderMan standard. * Includes a chapter reviewing key math and computer graphics concepts.lens flare and aquot;clipping plane, aquot; 320-329 nongeometric, 232-235 pointlight, 234, 236-237 shadowspot, 240, 241 solar statement, 233-234 ... tracing; shaders; storytelling through lighting lighting model, 383-409 direction of rays, 391-392 dropoff, 390, 392 examples, 406-408, ... 320 placing patch in front of camera, 320 -321 rainbow effect, 322-323 spots, 323-324 transforming lens plane and light positions, anbsp;...

Title:Advanced RenderMan
Author: Anthony A. Apodaca, Larry Gritz, Ronen Barzel
Publisher:Morgan Kaufmann - 2000

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