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Digital Visual Effects and Compositing



 
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In this latest book in the critically-acclaimed [digital] series from New Riders you’ll learn all of the techniques and skills that will take you from beginner to visual effects (VFX) professional in just one book. Seasoned visual effects producer Jon Gress has refined the teaching of the skills and techniques presented in this book.
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  • In this latest
  • book in the critically-acclaimed [digital] series from New Riders
  • you’ll learn all of the techniques and skills that will take you from
  • beginner to visual effects (VFX) professional in just one book. Seasoned
  • visual effects producer Jon Gress has refined the teaching of the
  • skills and techniques presented in this book for over a decade to
  • distill them down to the most effective methodology, delivered in a way
  • that’s both fun and easy to understand while being state-of-the-art for
  • industry professionals. You’ll start with a solid understanding of the
  • basics of visual effects and compositing, the fundamentals of
  • bluescreen and greenscreen keying, 3D texturing, cloning, wire &
  • rig removal, rotoscoping, 2D and 3D motion tracking, and matchmoving.
  • And then experiment with a wide range of 2D, 2.5D & 3D visual
  • effects, including 3D CGI, crowd replication, face replacements, faking
  • shadows, reflections and Z depth, atmospheric, smoke, cloud & heat
  • FX, sky replacements, day-for-night and digital 3D HUD FX. Building on
  • this strong foundation of compositing and visual effects, you’ll be
  • prepared for the advanced section of the book which teach skills, such
  • as 2D, 2.5D & 3D digital matte painting and projections, film
  • colorization, particle systems, fluid and rigid body dynamics, full
  • digital environments, digital destruction, advanced lighting and
  • rendering techniques, stereoscopic 3D, 2D to 3D conversions, and expert
  • 3D and Photoshop extraction and modeling techniques that can only be
  • described as magic! Throughout the lessons, you’ll glean insider advice
  • on cutting edge methods that even experienced professionals will find
  • amazing. You’ll learn everything you need to know to begin working in
  • the world of visual effects as an industry professional.

    • All the info you need to go from beginner to professional in one book

  • Easily accessible teaching style from an instructor who has helped
  • launch the careers of some of the best-known Hollywood visual effects
  • specialists

    • Includes companion graphics files and videos to follow along with the lessons