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Virginia Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 15. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of Virginia 8 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as photos of them. GPS Positions and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges in North America and a review of the various Truss Types.
Death of American Architecture
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
American architecture is dying a slow, agonizing death, akin to a disease that eats away at the human spirit. The individualist creative minds in American architecture flourished between the World Wars - Organic, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco. Now the death toll rings monotonously as artistic endeavors of architectural design melt into mediocrity. Greatness is poorly imitated and rarely improved upon.
A City Beautiful Dream: The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The city’s potential was clear to civic architect Charles Mulford Robinson, though he acknowledged the city’s previous planning mistakes and ill-conceived design choices, like the grid of wide streets and the “unfortunate spacing” of median “parking strips” on Cascade Avenue. Robinson’s recommendations, reproduced as this book, were formed from his observations described in two reports.
Tennessee Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 13. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of Tennessee's 4 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as photos of each one. GPS Positions and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges in North America and an extensive review of the various Truss Types.
Kentucky Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of Kentucky's over 13 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as photos of each one. GPS Positions and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges in North America and a review of the various Truss Types.
Chapter 16 - MAXScript (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
With MAXScript you can 'remote control' the application by feeding it written commands or playing back a procedure that you recorded using the mouse beforehand. With advanced methods, MAXscript creates anything from small helper programs that solve a single problem to completely customized toolsets that are specifically adapted to your workflow or pipeline.
Chapter 15 - Managing Large-Scale Projects (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The author, Spine3D is one of the largest architectural visualization studios in the US. Managing projects is not an easy task. When you take on a large-scale project, your responsibilities multiply and your degree for failure also increases. At the end of the day, all the experience in the world will not be sufficient if you do not plan carefully and manage your time and resources efficiently.
Chapter 14 - Advanced Poly-Modeling (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this chapter we are going to outline some of the key factors that make poly-modeling and subdivision surfaces more predictable, while also improving the quality and speed by which you produce your models.
Chapter 13 - Revit Integration (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this chapter, we will first take a look at what Revit is and why it is known as BIM or Building Information Modeling. Next, we will get into the heart of this chapter, Revit integration with 3ds Max.
Chapter 12 - Rigging (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Computer gaming
The two types of rigging—mechanical and character rigging—use different approaches. Mechanical rigging is appropriate for machinery with multiple rigid parts linked together. It uses bones, IK chains and control objects. Character rigging, for animating a flexible skin, uses the Biped tool and the Skin modifier.
Chapter 11 - Particle Systems (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,320. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this chapter, we will cover the basics of Particle Flow and its associated space warps that are relevant to the system within the 3ds Max environment.
Chapter 6 - Physically Based Materials (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
This chapter focuses on strategies of how to estimate characteristics of material samples with affordable hardware, such as digital cameras and light metering tools.
Chapter 5 - Texture Painting (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Using Photoshop as the primary technical tool, this chapter covers various fundamentals to equip artists with the necessary theory and practical tips to work efficiently and confidently with their texture painting requirements.
Chapter 10 - reactor (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
REACTOR IS AN INTERACTIVE PHYSICS engine from Havok that was integrated into 3ds Max 6 and has since become a robust and efficient way for creating all kinds of dynamic simulations in 3ds Max. Thanks to reactor, many animators and visual FX artists from all over the world were finally able to create believable and realistic dynamic animations in an extremely short amount of time.
Chapter 9 - Advanced mental ray Lighting (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
This chapter delves into the advanced lighting techniques used within mental ray. We will focus on a CG-interior scene, an outdoor scene with HDR (High Dynamic Range) lighting, and then tie the two subjects together.
Chapter 8 - Render to Texture (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
One of the main techniques used to reduce rendering calculation time is to remove all light calculations from a scene. In real time 3D, it is done by pre-processing all lighting solutions prior to loading the 3D content. All these light calculations, complex or not, are put directly into the texture maps of the models. This process is called render to texture or texture baking.
Chapter 7 - Exposure Lighting Analysis Tools (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Exposure Lighting Analysis tools can be used for simulating and analyzing physically based Sun, Sky, and artificial lighting in a 3D scene. Ideal for Architectural projects, these tools can help evaluate light intensity in your designs.
Chapter 4 - Advanced Unwrapping (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this chapter, I will try to cover techniques that should save you time and effort when unwrapping your meshes, whether inorganic surfaces or organic, fluid forms. Further on, I will discuss more advanced concepts of UVW mapping and try to explain what those coordinates really are, how they are seen by the 3D software, and how you should approach them for best results.
Chapter 3 - Advanced mental ray Shaders (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this chapter, I begin by pointing out some of the older material and giving you advice on what not to use anymore for both materials and shaders within mental ray.
Chapter 2 - Composition (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,810. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
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The best works catch the viewer’s attention and draw them in. But what are the tools and techniques architectural artists can employ to do that? That is the essence of good composition, and what this chapter is about.