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05-03-2007, 09:42 AM
I couldn't see any posts mentioning this book and wondered if anybody knew anything about it?
I am thinking about getting it, but would like to know more about it as the description doesn't have that much detail.
05-03-2007, 01:18 PM
I'm jealous! I've been stalking it out on amazon for months, but it's not released here in the US yet. The anticipated release is June.
I'm buying it the second it comes out just because I do architectural visualizations in Cinema every single day, and there's not really a great book out there that focuses on that side.
hmmm, I am interested in this book 2, specially if it covers lighting theory, not just tutorials for cinema...
Anyone had a look a it yet?
05-03-2007, 11:49 PM
Whoa! Nice find! Just pre-ordered it at Amazon, but the estimated shipping date is July. :cry:
If you check out http://cms.architecturalrendering.de/ it gives you an idea of what might be expected in the book.
05-04-2007, 01:42 AM
The book describes lighting sources and shadows in separate chapters but concentrates on how to control them in C4D. There is a bit of light theory but only as much as needed for the light types available in C4D. Most pages are covered to 2/3 with pictures, the rest is text. The pictures show either scenes and renders or C4D GUI elements to explain settings. It is easy to follow the tuts, particularly if you download the scene files from the authors website. I am unfortunately too busy to write a review at the moment. I am, overall, happy with the content and the way the author approaches the topics. Nothing major is missing. If you guys are interested I could write you a table of contents to give you a rough idea of what is covered.
PS: I got the German edition
05-04-2007, 04:01 AM
A table of contents would be nice, thank you
05-04-2007, 04:33 AM
Table of Contents
1 Cinema 4D - Overview and Navigation
2 Handling Polygons
3 CAD Import and Model setup
4 Light sources in C4D
5 Shadows in C4D
6 Space and Central Illumination
7 Sun and Diffuse Light I - Indoors
8 Space and Indirect Light
9 Space and Artificial Light - Fluorescence Tubes
10 Space and Visible Light
11 Space and Object I - Gallery (a picture gallery is illuminated by means of a glass ceiling)
12 Sun and Diffuse Light II - Tomba Mambretti by G. Terragni, Indoors
13 Sun and Diffuse Light III - Tomba Mambretti by G. Terragni, Outdoors
14 Space and Object II - Spiral Staircase
15 Texture and Object - Brick Wall
16 Multi-pass render in C4d - Composition in Photoshop
I know that this isn't very exhaustive but it will provide some idea of what's covered.
I can answer a few specific questions. (the emphasis is on FEW). Hope it helps.
PS: The actual chapter headings in the english version of the book will most likely be different!
05-04-2007, 07:36 AM
Thanks for the info Matariki. I think I will be getting this book as there is not much out there covering arch vis (particularly for C4D).
05-04-2007, 09:37 AM
Here is an example scene from chapter 11.
05-04-2007, 11:05 AM
One more info: He's mostly working with area lights - no GI techniques covered in this book.
05-05-2007, 01:08 AM
Thank you for posting the table of contents, it's looking better and better! And using no GI is just the ticket.
After looking more closely at the tutorials on his site, and following (with my very rusty German) the recipe for his blue bathroom tile, I'm impressed.
05-05-2007, 01:08 AM
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