Computer Graphics for Artists: An Introduction by Andrew Paquette

By Andrew Paquette

Full of workouts, this booklet is an application-independent and reader-friendly primer for an individual with a major wish to comprehend 3D special effects. commencing with the 1st and most elementary components of special effects, the e-book swiftly advances into more and more complicated innovations. all the components, despite the fact that uncomplicated, are very important to appreciate simply because every one is a necessary hyperlink in a sequence that enables an artist to grasp any special effects software. With this complete, the artist can use expertise to fulfill his/her objectives, rather than the expertise being grasp of the artist.

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This error is usually the result of a conscious decision made to solve a problem, but it is, nevertheless, an error. For the carton project, it happens when an artist isn’t sure how to fold a polygon that is attached to other polygons that must move with it. This “solution” requires the removal of the offending faces. The type of carton most likely to create this situation (as in the example given here) is one designed to hold fluids, like a milk carton. The reason is that cartons of this type cannot have open seams or they will leak.

This usually means using a separate component menu. Component selection is one of the most important concepts in 3D modeling. Without it, many editing tools would not work and it would be much more difficult to make certain models. Component selection also allows a CG artist to have much greater control over an object than if left reliant on global- or objectlevel editing tools alone. Most objects require some amount of component-level editing (Figs. 25). 25 Face extrusion and scale Chapter 1 3D: What Is It?

32 The folded carton The finished file will include a flat carton pattern and a folded carton made from the pattern. The reason a duplicate is made is to compare it with the original object and also as backup in case of mistakes. Project Overview To build the folding carton, a number of things must be done. If done properly, an attractive carton will be the result. Most students make errors along the way. The project is not as easy as it may sound at first. The goal is less about making a perfect carton (though that is a welcome result) and more about practicing with the primary elements of the interface.

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