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seeing eyes part 1 modeling eyes

Whether your character is cartoon-like or hyper-realistic, there are a few simple design concepts (okay - Tricks or Cheats) you can incorporate to make your eyeballs "look" good. Download the Seeing Eyes,Tricks to Make Eyes Look Good guide for a quick "How To."
  • artist
  • iris
  • pupil
  • character setup
  • character rig
  • believable eyes
  • wire tool
  • animation
  • animator
  • modeling eyes
  • polygon
  • lattice
  • wire deformer
  • animation;
  • digital content creation
  • visual computing
  • Grafica
  • keeping-it-quads

    A way to re-attach polygonal models without creating 3-sided or n-sided polygons. This article is for 3D-modelers, animators;creators of game characters.
  • rendering
  • inverse kinematics
  • animator
  • animation; character rig; animator; modeling; polygon; n-gon; 3-sided; quad; game character; feature character; 3D modeling technique
  • digital content creation
  • visual computing
  • Grafica
  • You're Singing My Toon: Cartoon Style Nonphotorealistic Rendering in Macromedia's* Shockwave 3D

    Introduction

    "When you see a comics rack, even at a distance of ten to fifteen feet, you're overwhelmed by the energy and the grossness and the vulgarity and the pure vitality that's spilling off that material." Gil Kane quoted in The Comic Book in America, page 29.

  • animator
  • digital content creation
  • texture map
  • visual computing
  • Grafica
  • Sviluppo di videogame
  • The 3D Production Pipeline for Games: Getting it There


    The Challenge of Animating the Artist's Dream



    Figure 1 - Artist's lament: "It never looks quite the same in the game…"
    Source for Michelangelo's David: Digital Imagery © copyright 2001 PhotoDisc, Inc.

  • Sviluppatori
  • inverse kinematics
  • polygonal modeling
  • animator
  • specular map
  • digital content creation
  • texture map
  • global illumination
  • NURBS
  • visual computing
  • bump map
  • Sviluppo di videogame
  • Grafica
  • Intel® Threading Tools Boost Performance for CPU Cycle-Hungry Digital Artists

    by Geoff Koch


    Introduction

    Intel® Threading Tools help Autodesk optimize its Maya* digital software. Find out more in this case study.

  • games
  • animator
  • visual effects
  • digital content creation
  • visual computing
  • Sviluppo di videogame
  • Grafica
  • Elaborazione parallela
  • Multithreading the Rendering Pipeline for 3D Model Animation


    Abstract

    This article proposes a simple and efficient multithreading solution to accelerate rendering for a number of animated 3D models. The solution enhances the performance of skeletal animation by using a thread pool, double buffering, and intermittent updates. This set of techniques performs CPU-based skeletal animation at performance levels that are competitive with GPU-based animation implementations, and it serves as a flexible alternative on multi-core systems.

  • Multithreading
  • 3d model
  • cpu
  • GPU
  • animator
  • digital content creation
  • physics
  • visual computing
  • Sviluppo di videogame
  • Grafica
  • Elaborazione parallela
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