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Crafting a perfect rendering in 3D software means nailing all the details. And no matter what software you use, your success in creating realistic-looking illumination, shadows and textures depends on your professional lighting and rendering techniques. In this lavishly illustrated new edition, Pixar's Jeremy Birn shows you how to:
Master Hollywood lighting techniques to p
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Paperback, Second Edition, 416 pages
Published April 27th 2006 by New Riders Publishing
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Howie
Feb 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, computer
As a relatively new hobbyist I'm finding that there is a lot of ground to cover in this field. This book not only covered digital lighting in depth but also touched on many other aspects of digital art such as color theory, texturing, and compositing. A must read for anyone interested in 3D rendering.

Books on specific software are important, but I wish there were more books like this one that covered the concepts of 3D rendering without focusing on the mechanics of a specific software package. T
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Brian
Oct 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Digital Lighters
If you know this title, you already know it's the Digital Lighter's Bible. Every page is wonderfully informative, and sports spectacularly full-color image examples to accomany the concepts (a big help when discussing color!!).

Some people are put off by it's lack of platform-specific information, but he's really illustrating concepts, not executions. I think this books gives you enough of a starting point that you can easily (or with a few Google searches) find your own methods.

If you're thinkin
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Apr 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Anyone interested in 3D modeling and/or lighting should have a copy of this book for reference. I wish the book had instructions on how to render in passes.
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This is awesome!
Chhavi Rajvanshi
Its nice to learn for beginners.
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