An Introduction to Computer Graphics for Artists

Authors: Paquette, Andrew

  • Designed to help the reader strengthen his or her ability to use 3D graphics through practice
  • Packed with detailed exercises
  • Includes numerous projects which can be performed in class, during workshops or as homework
  • Provides insider information on industry standards for professional work
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About this Textbook

An Introduction to Computer Graphics for Artists is an application-independent, reader-friendly primer for anyone with a serious desire to understand 3D Computer Graphics. Written by a veteran of the computer graphics industry whose previous career included film animation and various spells as Art Director for video games, Andrew Paquette draws on his experiences both as an artist and a manager. Far too often artists, even professionals, lack a basic understanding of the principles of computer graphics. The result is inefficiency and lower quality of work. This book addresses these issues by providing fundamental information in a university course format, with theoretical material, detailed illustrations, and projects to test the reader’s understanding of the concepts covered.

Opening with the first and most basic elements of computer graphics, the book rapidly advances into progressively more complex concepts. Each of the elements, however simple, are important to understand because each is an essential link in a chain that allows an artist to master any computer graphics application. With this accomplished, the artist can use technology to satisfy his goals, instead of the technology being master of the artist.

All students wanting to learn more about computer graphics from an artistic viewpoint, particularly those intending to pursue a career in computer game design or film animation, will find this book invaluable.

About the authors

Andrew Paquette formerly worked in the video game industry as a modeler, texture artist, concept designer, storyboard artist, animator, and art director. In the film industry, he worked primarily as a texture artist but also as a CG lighter and modeler. Some of the companies he has worked for include: Epic Games, Square USA, THQ, Cinesite, Sony Picture Imageworks, and Rhythm & Hues. Some of the more prominent projects he has worked on are: Unreal (PC), Parasite Eve (PSX), Full Spectrum Warrior (XBOX), and the feature films Spider-Man, Space Jam, and Daredevil. Prior to becoming a CG artist and art director, he worked as an illustrator and comic book artist. He currently teaches computer graphics at the top-ranked game development bachelor’s program in the Netherlands.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book presents basic CG topics in a novel, skill-related way that better reflects real-world, entertainment-related industry expectations and standards. … this attractive full-color book is an excellent resource for study topics and curricula. I recommend it to professionals in the entertainment industry … and to any other readers interested in state-of-the-art innovations and improvements and new modeling technologies as applied to artistic design.” (Athanasios D. Styliadis, Computing Reviews, November, 2013)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5099-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Computer Graphics for Artists
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5100-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5100-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5099-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 243 illustrations in colour
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