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Advanced RenderMan : creating CGI for motion pictures

Author: Anthony A Apodaca; Larry Gritz; Ronen Barzel; et al
Publisher: San Francisco : Morgan Kaufmann, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony A Apodaca; Larry Gritz; Ronen Barzel; et al
ISBN: 1558606181 9781558606180
OCLC Number: 42621055
Description: xvi, 544 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Photosurrealism --
Making Movies --
Altered Reality --
Production Requirements --
Enter RenderMan --
Sign Me Up! --
Review of Mathematics and Computer Graphics Concepts --
Trigonometry and Vector Algebra --
Geometry --
Physics and Optics --
Computer Graphics --
Scene Description --
Describing Models and Scenes in RenderMan --
Scene Description API --
Structure of a Scene Description --
Rendering Options --
Primitive Attributes --
Other Shading Attributes --
Lights --
External Resources --
Advanced Features --
The Rest of the Story --
Geometric Primitives --
Primitive Variables --
Parametric Quadrics --
Polygons and Polyhedra --
Parametric Patches --
NURBS --
Subdivision Meshes --
Reference Geometry --
Constructive Solid Geometry --
Handling Complexity in Photorealistic Scenes --
Procedural Primitives --
Lightweight Primitives --
Level of Detail --
How PhotoRealistic RenderMan Works --
History --
Basic Geometric Pipeline --
Enhanced Geometric Pipeline --
Rendering Attributes and Options --
Rendering Artifacts --
Shading --
Introduction to Shading Language --
Shader Philosophy --
Shading Language Data Types --
Shading Language Variables --
Statements and Control Flow --
Simple Built-in Functions --
Writing SL Functions --
Texture Mapping and Displacement --
Texture Access in Shading Language --
Displacement and Bump Mapping --
Texture Projections --
Illumination Models and Lights --
Built-in Local Illumination Models --
Reflections --
Illuminance Loops, or How diffuse() and specular() Work.
Responsibility: Anthony A. Apodaca, Larry Gritz, with additional material by Ronen Barzel ... [et al.].
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