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Modeling the Environment Techniques and Tools for the 3D Illustration of Dynamic Landscapes

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ISBN-10: 0470902949

ISBN-13: 9780470902943

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bradley Cantrell, Natalie Yates

List price: $78.00
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Description:

This full-color book fills a gap in our design drawing and presentation publishing list by offering coverage of 3D visualization tools for land planning and landscape architecture. The methods and theories presented in Environmental Modeling, Illustration and Animation focus landscape representation around a core set of ideas that begins to center representation on human experience. Current technology allows designers to model environmental phenomena and space in new and exciting ways that go beyond the two dimensional plane. The models, illustrations, and animations that can be created usher in a new paradigm of landscape representation that can become analytical tools as well as beautiful…    
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.10" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Overview of Media
Digital Media Industries
Digital Media
Representation, Illustration and Simulation
Design Practice
Scene
Diorama: Setting the Stage
Arranging the Elements
Composition & Views
Movement in the Environment
Object
Object
Overview Modeling
Using CAD Linework
Polygon Modeling
Spline Modeling
Materiality
Terrain
Terrain
Surface
Terrain Construction
Terrain Modeling
Meshes
Surface Materials
Distributions
Atmosphere
Lighting
Atmosphere
Rendering and Lighting Systems
Atmospheric Conditions
Advanced and Realtime Lighting Systems
Temporal Atmospheres
Simulation
Animation
Linking
Controllers
Animation Techniques
Simulation
Rigid Bodies
Simulation
Particles and Soft Bodies
Scripting
Composite
Composite Imagery
Composite
Scene States
Batch
Illustrative Composite
Animated Composite
Bibliography
Image Credits
Index