Essential RenderMan®

Authors: Stephenson, Ian

  • A good practical, hands-on guide to the Renderman world
  • Updated to include Global Illumination
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About this Textbook

RenderMan has long been associated with top-end film production and is an essential tool for creating many of the effects and images in recent animated films (such as Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles). RenderMan is widely available and, with the demand for higher quality images, is now used by computer-based artists at all levels of the graphics industry.

Intended to provide a straightforward and easy introduction to the basic techniques involved, this book provides an excellent grounding, enabling readers to confidently move to more advanced texts. This second edition includes a new chapter on global illumination, and, with plenty of illustrations and hands-on examples, Ian Stephenson:

• gives an overview of RenderMan

• explains how scenes are described

• illustrates (among other things) how to create surfaces; colour; lighting; shadows; and depth of field, using RIB and the C API

• introduces the techniques involved in creating shaders, applying textures and using global illumination

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"RenderMan is a rendering application programming interface (API) associated with film production, an essential tool for creating many of the effects and images in recent animated films. This book is a self-paced tutorial that facilitates the understanding of many of the features of RenderMan. … The book has three parts: overview, geometry, and shading. … Overall, I found the book interesting, helpful, and a good introduction to the subject … ." (Howard Whitston, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (12), December, 2008)


Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-800-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-344-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essential RenderMan®
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-800-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-800-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84628-344-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 268
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Essential Series
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