The Magic of Houdini by William Michael Cunningham
- Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (December 27, 2005)
- ISBN-10: 1598630822
- Language: English
- Paperback: 355 pages ISBN-13:
Houdini is one of the premier 3D animation software packages on the market, used by top post-production studios in Hollywood. With the introduction of Apprentice, the free learning edition of Houdini, more and more people are experiencing Houdini and looking for an accurate and complete reference guide to the software. The Magic of Houdini teaches readers all of the skills and information necessary to be proficient in this application. Upon completion of the book, readers will be able to understand and utilize the interdependency of the various Houdini contexts and tackle a project using all of the techniques available including modeling, character animation, particle effects animation, dynamic simulation animation, shading, simple shader creation, lighting, rendering, and compositing. Integrated exercises, tips, illustrations, and end-of-chapter quizzes help readers feel confident with the new skills they are learning. Written by an experienced 3D animator and teacher, the book provides an approachable and accurate introduction to Houdini.
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