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Vue 7

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First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Full Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. The Artists
  8. Chapter 1: The Interface
    1. At First Sight
    2. The Coordinate System
    3. Units of Measurements
    4. On Top of the World
    5. The Left Side
    6. The Right Side
    7. Gizmo Manipulation Tools
    8. Popup Menu
    9. Tutorial 1: A Simple Snowman
  9. Chapter 2: The World
    1. The Laws of Digital Nature
    2. The Four Parts of Every Scene
    3. Basic Render Settings
    4. Polygon Counts
    5. Saving Your Work
    6. Tutorial 2: Singularity
  10. Chapter 3: Terrains
    1. Terrain Types
    2. Infinite Procedural Terrains
    3. Terrain Editor
    4. Terrain Editor Toolbars
    5. Paint Tab
    6. Erode Tab
    7. Effects Tab
    8. Editing Heightfield Terrains
    9. Importing Terrains
    10. Options
    11. Adding Functions to Heightfield Terrains
    12. Editing Procedural Terrains
    13. Exporting Terrains
    14. Tutorial 3: A Desert Landscape
  11. Chapter 4: Waterscapes
    1. Water Surface Options
    2. Metawaters
    3. Tutorial 4: Rocky Shores
  12. Chapter 5: Plants
    1. Plant Editor
    2. Making Your Own Plants
    3. Tutorial 5: New Beginnings
  13. Chapter 6: Objects
    1. Infinite Planes
    2. Alpha Planes
    3. Primitive Objects
    4. Baking
    5. Smart Drop and Alignment
    6. Scattering and Replicating Objects
    7. Tutorial 6: Little Flying Machine
  14. Chapter 7: Importing and Exporting Models
    1. Importing
    2. Importing Poser Objects
    3. Poser Integration
    4. Exporting
    5. Tutorial 7: Running
  15. Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Materials
    1. Basic Material Editor
    2. Advanced Material Editor
    3. Simple Materials
    4. Multilayered Materials
    5. Mixed Materials
    6. Volumetric Materials
    7. Tutorial 8: Cookies and Milk
  16. Chapter 9: Fun with Functions and Filters
    1. Filters
    2. How Functions Work
    3. Functions in Vue
    4. Function Editor
    5. Function Nodes
    6. Creating Functions
    7. MetaNodes
    8. Object Graphing
    9. Tutorial 9: Library Courtyard at Dawn
  17. Chapter 10: Populating Your World
    1. EcoSystem
    2. EcoSystem Painter
    3. Tutorial 10: Cityscape
  18. Chapter 11: Atmospheres
    1. Atmosphere Models
    2. Atmosphere Editor
    3. Environment Mapping
    4. Tutorial 11: First Dawn on Zephyr Colony
  19. Chapter 12: Clouds
    1. Cloud Layers
    2. Cloud Tabs
    3. Cloud Materials
    4. MetaClouds
    5. Tutorial 12: Cloud Precipice
  20. Chapter 13: Planets
    1. Controlling Planets
    2. Tutorial 13: Moon over the Delta
  21. Chapter 14: Let the Wind Blow
    1. Atmospheric Wind
    2. Cloud Animation
    3. Wind on Plants
    4. Wind on Water
    5. Ventilators
    6. Tutorial 14: The Dangers of Being Tiny
  22. Chapter 15: Lighting
    1. Types of Lights
    2. Light Controls
    3. Light Editor
    4. Tutorial 15: Warm Grotto
  23. Chapter 16: Cameras
    1. Scene Information Bar
    2. Advanced Camera Options
    3. Creating and Managing Cameras
    4. Backdrops
    5. Tutorial 16: Ant Close-up
  24. Chapter 17: Animation
    1. Animation Properties Tab
    2. Animation Wizard
    3. Animation Toolbox
    4. Animation Timeline
    5. Moving Objects through Time
    6. Paths
    7. Tutorial 17: Dragonfly
  25. Chapter 18: Rendering
    1. Render Options
    2. Rendering Animations
    3. Multichannel Renders
    4. Network Rendering
    5. Outsource Rendering
    6. Tutorial 18: Tree and Field
  26. Chapter 19: Python Scripts
    1. Running a Python Script
    2. Anatomy of a Python Script
    3. Tutorial 19: Jumpstart Python
  27. Chapter 20: Integration
    1. Synchronization
  28. Appendices
    1. A. Resources
    2. B. Workflow
    3. C. Scaling
    4. D. Quality Checklist
    5. E. Postproduction
  29. Index