Anthony Rossano Softimage|3D Fundamentals

ISBN 13: 9780970753052

Softimage|3D Fundamentals

9780970753052: Softimage|3D Fundamentals

Originally published as Inside Softimage 3D by New Riders, the complete guide to using Softimage|3D is back in print as Softimage|3D Fundamentals, updated for Softimage|3D v4.0 and with an additional all-new chapter on writing expressions. Softimage|3D Fundamentals covers the techniques and art of animating with Softimage|3D, but it is also so technically complete that Softimage licensed Fundamentals as the user manual included with the Softimage|3D 4.0 software!

Complete coverage of:
Exploring the Softimage Interface
· Moving in Space
· Producing Your First Animation
· Advanced Interface Concepts
· General Modeling Concepts
· Polygon Modeling
· NURBS Modeling
· Boolean Modeling
· Meta-Clay Modeling
· Duplicates and Instances
· Materials and Textures
· General Animation Concepts
· Shape Animation
· Animating with Deformations
· Animating with Inverse Kinematics
· Animating with Dynamics
· The mental ray Renderer
· NEW! - Expressions for Animation and Character Rigging

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About the Author:

Anthony Rossano is the Chief Executive Officer of Mesmer, Inc. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington, Rossano went to work for the Microsoft Corporation. In 1988, Anthony Rossano deserted his post at Microsoft to found Mesmer, Inc.

Technically proficient in a wide range of authoring and animation programs, Rossano's expertise lies in Softimage 3D|Extreme, Softimage|XSI, and Alias|Wavefront Maya Composer. Anthony has taught all over the world, and counts among his training clients WildBrain, PDI, LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Monolith, ILM, DreamWorks, Boeing, Lockheed, and Lear.

Anthony is a certified Softimage Instructor, and has been working with XSI throughout its development and beta testing phases. Anthony is the author of XSI Illuminated: Character, XSI Illuminated: Foundation, the documtation set for Softimage|3D v4.0, and numerous magazine articles and web tutorials.

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