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How to Create Love, Wealth and Happiness with Feng Shui
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Interior decorating
George Birdsall who previously sold 50,000 copies of his first Feng Shui Book, has written this book to give readers a quick overview of some Feng Shui concepts and how they can apply them in their lives to make a difference. While giving an overview to Feng Shui he shows how the symbolic nature of furnishings, colours and layouts can have an impact on your relationships, wealth happiness and more
Building A Garden Shed Step By Step Instructions and Plans
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Series: Plans and Blueprints - How to Build, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by JD-Biz Corp Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Do-it-yourself / carpentry
Step by step instructions on how to build a garden shed. With over 100 pictures and illustrations. Also complete video links to watch the author build one of the garden shed plans into the garden shed pictured on the cover of the book. Garden shed plans and blueprints design and construction. Table of Contents, Introduction, Foundation, Framing, Walls, Windows, Door, Finishing Up, Video Training
Dubai - room with a view
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: British English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Freelance Photographer Steve Hux was invited for a stay in Dubai. He stayed at “The Address Downtown” in Room 5603 with a spectacular view. Click here for his impressions (Photobook). Get an impression of The Address Downtown, The Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain, Dubai - Magic City in the Desert and many more... All shot from the 56th floor of The Address Downtown.
Spain - photo album
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Spain - photo album
Shelter in the Southwest - Early Dwellings of the Borderlands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The prospect of building a house must have been daunting for early nineteenth century newcomers to the desert regions—no timber or stone, no iron hinges or window glass—a hundred things that seem necessities. It was here that residents already settled provided a model in the adobe house. Reeve-Kidney meticulously documents this fascinating chapter of of architectural history.
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.