Cinema 4D is a fully integrated 3D modeling, animation, and rendering package used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. Generally ranked as the 3rd most widely-used 3Dapplication Cinema 4D is widely praised for its stability, speed and ease of use. Recent film and broadcast productions that have used Cinema 4D include Open Season
, Monster House
, Superman Returns
, Polar Express
, Monday Night Football
. This third edition of Cinema 4D is updated to address the latest release of the application as well as its critically acclaimed MoGraph module. Packed with 4 color illustrations of wacky and wonderful models that engage and inspire novice and seasoned users alike, this artists project sourcebook teaches how to use the application with a tutorial approach that gets the reader creating 3D objects in the very first pages, and builds skills progressively as they proceed to learn the complete toolset.*Lavishly illustrated in 4 colors, this book is your key to making the creative leap to 3D, providing essential concepts and techniques that will help you realize your artistic vision *Engaging and whimsical style of presentation provides both entertainment as you read as well as creative inspiration for your own projects *Companion DVD with project files, tutorial media, and over 150 pages of both beginner and advanced bonus tutorials. The DVD is not included with the E-book. Please visit http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/9780240814506/ to access the DVD content.
The book is very well written and the content is well paced, so you are up and running quickly, as intended. Between the book and the DVD, there is tons to learn from, but you never feel overwhelmed. As I stated previously, the help system within CINEMA 4D is excellent itself, but this book makes it easier to get into the heart of C4D quickly, without getting into the technical stuff. That you can do later. If you are new to CINEMA 4D and you really want to get into learning and mastering the concepts of it, then this is the book you should look for first. I highly recommend it. --Renderosity.com