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A must-have for anyone working in or aspiring to work in visual effects, The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures from Focal Press covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors. From pre-production to digital character creation, and consisting of both live-action and CG elements, photorealistic techniques, and much more, it is a complete guide to visual effects techniques. This Softcover book is in its 2nd edition, and has been amended to include current industry-standard techniques, technologies, and workflows that are ever-evolving in the fast-paced world of visual effects.
The original authors update their expertise in areas such as stereoscopic moviemaking, color management, facial capture, and the digital intermediate, with detailed chapters on interactive games and full animation. Additionally, fifty contributors share their best tips, tricks, methods and shortcuts learned through decades of trial and error plus real-world, hands-on experience. Subjects and techniques are clearly and definitively presented in this beautiful four-color handbook which is considered a vital resource for any serious VFX artist.
2nd Edition Updated to Include Lessons on:
The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES)
Whether to Shoot or Convert to 3D
Editorial Workflow in an Animated Feature
3D Matte Painting
General Geometry Instancing
About the VES Mission Statement Foreword Image Advances (Richard Edlund, ASC, VES)