Digital Space: Designing Virtual Environments

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Thanks to recent improvements in 3-D software, architects and designers can create on the computer more easily than ever before. "Digital Space" is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide that explains, step-by-step, how to create models - set designs - lighting - animation - rendering - and more. It covers digital techniques such as fly-thoughts, texture-mapping, 3-D modeling, ray tracing, and radiosity. Also included is a section on tops and shortcuts for faster execution, reduced file size, and simulations. Finally, a detailed case study is shown from concept to completion to illustrate the principles in action.

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Take control of the latest technology in 3D design with this comprehensive guide for architects, designers, illustrators, and graphics professionals. Digital Space provides start-to-finish, how-to instructions of 3D design that close the gap between software manuals and traditional architecture and design books. Chapters include: industry overview...planning...space design...modeling...lighting...textures...interior space...exterior space...rendering...tips and techniques...glossary of terms. The non-technical language and abundant illustrations make Digital Space: Designing Virtual Environments one of the most accessible guides to 3D design on the market. From basic concepts to sophisticated applications, it covers: the design process; optimal working techniques; 3D modeling; methods of streamlining complex tasks; real world case studies; extensive interviews with famous 3D artists.

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Peter Weishar (New York, NY), a multimedia design expert, is an Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Film and Television where he teaches 3D design and computer animation. He is president of Weishar New Media, where his projects include interactive museum exhibits, CD-ROM titles and computer animations. Weishar received his BA in art from Union College and studied graphic desing at The Rhode Island School of Design.

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