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The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann

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Introduction to the Second Edition

In the years since the publication of the first edition of this book (1999), there has been a continued growth and flourishing of digital compositing in the worlds of film, television, gaming, and online content.

But even though a great deal of new science has been added to the toolbox available to digital artists, the fundamentals of compositing and, more importantly, the fundamentals of the artistry behind the process of digital compositing, has remained the same.

And so, as with the first edition, this new edition is still intended to be a foundation work—something that will give the reader a basic knowledge of digital compositing’s underpinnings rather than concentrate on a particular piece of software. New ...

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