Rendering for Beginners: Image Synthesis Using Renderman

Rendering for Beginners: Image Synthesis Using Renderman Rendering for Beginners is bound to become a must read for anyone interested in Pixar s RenderMan Saty s experience as both RenderMan practitioner and RenderMan teacher gives him a unique and valuable perspective I can t wait to add a copy to my own graphics library Dana Batali, Director of RenderMan Development, Pixar Animation StudiosWhether you are an animator, artist or D illustrator looking to move to D rendering you will be amazed by what can be achieved with RenderMan Saty Raghavachary offers a complete, non technical introduction to RenderMan and rendering in general finally a guide you don t need a math degree to follow Full of clear explanations and plenty of samples on the associated website smartcg tech cg books RfB for you to play with, this color guide will quickly get you up to speed with this powerful, professional program so you too can harness the power of the program to create top quality imageryThe book features Clear explanations of rendering concepts to get you up and running fast Extensive color illustrations to inspire you to make the most of your skills An associated website with numerous self contained examples which you can download, reproduce, modify and learn from Comprehensive coverage of RenderMan s functionality to show you how to get the most out of this powerful renderer Coverage relevant for all versions of the package, including a section on global illumination introduced in Release , as well as the key, general rendering conceptsPixar s award winning RenderMan is one of the best renderers available and has been used to create visual effects for dozens of movies sinceIt is also the renderer used to make blockbuster animated movies such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo As the beautiful images in this book show, in addition to photoreal imagery you can also use it to create illustrations, visualizations, simulations of natural media and even abstract art Contents Rendering RenderMan RIB syntax Geometric primitives Transformations Camera, output Controls Shading What s next ResourcesSaty Raghavachary is a senior graphics software developer at DreamWorks Feature Animation He has written software used in The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron, Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas and Shark Tale He is also a part time instructor at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, USA where he teaches RenderMan and MEL Maya programming

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