Texturing and Modeling: A Procedural Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)

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9780122287602: Texturing and Modeling: A Procedural Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)

Congratulations to Ken Perlin for his 1997 Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Board of Governors, given in recognition of the development of "Turbulence", Perlin Noise, a technique discussed in this book which is used to produce natural appearing textures on computer-generated surfaces for motion picture visual effects. Dr. Perlin joins Darwyn Peachey (co-developer of RenderMan(R), also discussed in the book) in being honored with this prestigious award.
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* Written at a usable level by the developers of the techniques
* Serves as a source book for those writing rendering systems, shaders, and animations.
* Discusses the design and implementation of noise functions.
* Contains procedural modeling of gases, hypertextures, mountains, and landscapes.
* Provides a toolbox of specific procedures and basic primitive functions for producing realistic images.
* Procedures are presented in C code segments or in Renderman shading language.
* 3.5" disk contains the code from within the book for easy implementation

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From the Back Cover:

"This book has always been my favorite computer graphics book...The authors are the key inventors of the technology and some of the most creative individuals I know."
-From the foreword by Pat Hanrahan, Canon USA Professor, Stanford University

"This new edition updates the definitive book on the subject with 50% more material. Video game developers will be particularly interested in the demonstrations of procedural texturing and modeling on real-time hardware..."
-Steve Anderson, CTO, Electronic Arts, Los Angeles

"Texturing & Modeling, Third Edition has kept up with the latest technology and provides insight and instruction on how to best use it. I would recommend it to anyone as an introduction to procedural techniques or as a comprehensive reference."
-Doug Roble, Creative Director of Software, Digital Domain

Procedural methods are storage-saving modeling and texturing techniques that provide amazing results. This third edition of the most respected tutorial and reference on procedural methods is fully revised and expanded by today's 3D graphics practitioners.

Especially noteworthy in this edition are bonus chapters by Bill Mark, author of Cg, and by John Hart of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, providing insights of particular interest to game developers as well as all users of real-time graphics.

As in both previous editions of Texturing & Modeling, Third Edition, the award-winning creators of these procedural methods show, step by step, how to produce the breathtaking effects illustrated in this beautiful, full-color book.

Features:

*Real-time issues for game developers

*Seven brand-new chapters, including real-time rendering, cellular texturing, and hardware acceleration

*All new information on particle systems, spot geometry, bump mapping, cloud modeling, and noise

*Full-color illustrations throughout

*Companion website (www.texturingandmodeling.com) containing C code procedures and RenderMan shading language for executing procedures

David S. Ebert is associate professor at Purdue University and editor in chief for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. F. Kenton Musgrave, CEO and CTO of Pandromeda, Inc., has developed digital effects for Titanic and Apollo 13. Darwyn Peachey is vice president of Pixar Animation Studios and developer of RenderMan. Ken Perlin is a professor of computer science and director of the Center for Advanced Technology and the Media Research Lab at New York University, and developer of Perlin Noise. Steven Worley publishes plug-in tools for 3D packages through his company, Worley Laboratories.

About the Author:

Dr. David S. Ebert is an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He has served on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee and was Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

F. Kenton Musgrave is CEO and CTO of Pandomeda, Inc., whose planet-building software product, MojoWorld, is the pinnacle of his research. He lectures internationally on fractals, computer graphics and the visual arts, and has developed digital effects for films such as Titanic and Apollo 13.

Darwyn Peachey is vice-president of Research and Development at Pixar Animation Studios. Prior to joining Pixar in 1988, Mr. Peachey was a member of the research staff at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Ken Perlin is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Advanced Technology and the Media Research Lab at New York University. Dr. Perlin received a technical achievement Academy Award for his Perlin Noise, a procedural technique used in motion picture visual effects.

Steve Worley is an active researcher in graphics texturing, with experience in practical implementation of textures for use by other 3-D artists. He is the author of the popular Essence library of algorithmic textures.

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