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7 books to start learning 3d from scratch

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7 books to start learning 3d from scratch

In this article we are going to all those books that refer to 3d, starting from 3d modeling and rendering, but also that introduce to digital animation in general, texturing, compositing, and so on I studied all these books many years ago (all these books are dates not more recently than 2003), but I think that they're ok to approach to 3d, compositing and visual effects. Try to find a more recent version of these books.

The Art of 3-D Computer Animation and Effects, Third Edition
Isaac Kerlow John Wiley & Sons (July 2003)
Digital Lighting And Rendering
11 maggio 2006
Jeremy Birn, George Maestri
New Riders Publishing
Digital Texturing and Painting
by Owen Demers, Christine Urszenyi, George Maestri New Riders Publishing (August 2001, - 1st edition)
The Animator's Survival Kit
A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators Copertina flessibile
25 settembre 2012
Richard Williams - Faber & Faber
Digital Character Animation 2: Essential Techniques
This step-by-step, full color guide applies conventional character animation techniques such as walk cycles and lip sync to computer animation, along with tips for giving your characters the illusion of life
Digital Character Animation 2: Advanced Techniques
As soon as George Maestri's classic (digital) Character Animation was released, people began asking when he was going to do on edition for trully high-end users with the most advanced skill sets. Here it is; George writes directly to CG professionals, with more non-software-specific approaches to character animation.
Digital Cinematography & Directing
Dan Ablan
New Riders Publishing
(September 2002)
This book was written entirely for 3D animators. Based on real-world photographic and cinematic principles, it teaches you essential skills and concepts that you can apply to any industry 3D application, such as LightWave 3D, Softimage XSI, 3ds max, CINEMA 4D, Maya, and other leading programs

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Anatomy for 3D Artists: The Essential Guide for CG Professionals
Editore: 3Dtotal Pub
1° edizione (31 dicembre 2015)
Lingua Inglese
Copertina flessibile, 285 pagine
Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation
Editore: Routledge
3° edizione (15 febbraio 2017)
Lingua Inglese
Copertina flessibile, 248 pagine