3D Motion Graphics for 2D Artists

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264 pages

Book Description

Add to your mograph skillset! For the experienced 2D artist, this lavishly illustrated, 4 color book presents the essentials to building and compositing elements into your 2D world of film and broadcast. Concepts and techniques are presented in concise, step-by-step tutorials, hundreds of which are featured throughout. Featured applications include , Illustrator, After Effects, and Cinema 4D.

Lessons include exploring the expanded 3D functionality of the Creative Suite applications (After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator) through a series of practical tutorials. More advanced lessons then follow, with tutorials and insight provided in specifically geared lessons for 2D artists working in Cinema 4D, , and ZBrush.

4-color presentation is further enhanced by various sidebars, tips, and "gotchas" to watch for through-out the book. The DVD contains hours of files with which you can work along the tutorials in the book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Creating the Illusion of Depth
Chapter 3. Software Tools
Chapter 4. Photoshop CS5 3D
Chapter 5. Illustrator
Chapter 6. After Effects and 3D
Chapter 7. Beginning 3D For Real (Introduction to Cinema 4D and 3Ds Max)
Chapter 8. In 3D
Chapter 9. Materials and Lighting
Chapter 10. Motion Typography From 2D to 3D
Chapter 11. MoGraph tools in Cinema 4D
Chapter 12. Building the Scene: Layers of a 3D Scene
Chapter 13. 3D Compositing- A Return to 2D

Book Details

  • Title: 3D Motion Graphics for 2D Artists
  • Author:
  • Length: 264 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2011-12-02
  • ISBN-10: 0240815335
  • ISBN-13: 9780240815336