Digital Lighting and Rendering, 3rd Edition
©2014 |New Riders | Available
©2014 |New Riders | Available
Who better to teach students the fine art and craft of digital lighting and rendering than the individual who created many of the stunning lighting effects for Pixar’s blockbuster films such as Brave, Toy Story 3, Wall-e, Cars, and The Incredibles? In these pages, lighting and animation pro Jeremy Birn draws on his wealth of industry and teaching experience to provide an thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to digital lighting and rendering.
Using beautiful, full-color examples; a friendly, clear teaching style; and a slew of case studies and tutorials, Jeremy demonstrates how to create strategic lighting for just about any project. By explaining not just how to use various lighting techniques but why, this guide provides the grounding graphics pros need to master Hollywood lighting techniques.
Realizing that lighting - how it's used, where it's placed, and the kind of shadow it casts - is critical to any image, Jeremy dedicates the first half of his volume to just that topic. Additional chapters cover color, exposure, composition, materials and textures, and compositing For students who want to take some of the concepts further, a web site with additional training videos is available.
Chapter One Fundamentals of Lighting Design
Chapter Two Lighting Basics and Good Practices
Chapter Three Shadows and Occlusion
Chapter Four Lighting Environments and Architecture
Chapter Five Lighting Creatures, Characters, and Animation
Chapter Six Cameras and Exposure
Chapter Seven Composition and Staging
Chapter Eight The Art and Science of Color
Chapter Nine Shaders and Rendering Algorithms
Chapter Ten Designing and Assigning Textures
Chapter Eleven Rendering in Layers and Passes for Compositing
Chapter Twelve Production Pipelines and Professional Practices
Appendix Getting a Job in 3D Graphics
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Jeremy Birn has been a Lighting Technical Director at Pixar since 2002, and has lit shots in movies including Brave, Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Wall-e, Cars 1 and 2, and The Incredibles. He has previously done visual effects and lighting work at companies including Tippett Studios, CBS Television, Wild Brain, and Palomar Pictures.
He also has taught advanced lighting and rendering at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and the California Institute of the Arts, and has taught master classes in Maya at Autodesk.
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