Advanced RenderMan: Creating CGI for Motion Pictures
Anthony A. Apodaca, Larry GritzISBN: 1558606181;
Advanced RenderMan: Creating CGI for Motion Pictures is precisely what you and other RenderMan users are dying for. Written by the world's foremost RenderMan experts, it offers thoroughly updated coverage of the standard while moving beyond the scope of the original RenderMan Companion to provide in-depth information on dozens of advanced topics. Both a reference and a tutorial, this book will quickly prove indispensable, whether you're a technical director, graphics programmer, modeler, animator, or hobbyist. Explore the Power of RenderMan * Use the entire range of geometric primitives supported by RenderMan. * Understand how and when to use procedural primitives and level of detail. * Master every nuance of the Shading Language. * Write detailed procedural shaders using texture, displacement, pattern generation, and custom reflection models. * Write shaders for special effects relating to volumes, custom lighting, and...
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