Impeccable Scene Design: For Game, Animation and Film Paperback – 27 Oct 2011
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The book is split into three parts. First is the introduction to scene design and how it differs from just painting background art. Second part looks at the principles and procedures. Third is a collection of demonstrations that look at how a few scenes are developed, namely Landscape, Environment, Urban Architecture, Atmosphere and Still Life.
It is a good introductory guide to scene design. You get tips on dealing with composition, lighting, colours, adding details, effects, doing drafts and even on dealing with clients.
The step-by-step demonstrations talks in depth about the conceptualization process, the considerations when handling different types of projects. Two of the case studies presents some tips on using 3DS Max for scene designs. Most, if not all, the examples are digital paintings, some with the use of 3D software.
It's more recommended to intermediate and advanced artist who already know the basics of painting and want to apply that knowledge to a different field.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
The content inside is good too. There are some stunning pictures and there is a fair bit of detail about how they were achieved. I should stress that this is not the most text-book type of CG design material around, so maybe there are other, more authoratitive works out there, but the author is a veteran of the industry and his advice should not be discarded lightly (if at all). Perhaps more for the CG artist closer to the beginning of their career, a student at university for example, but not a work for a complete beginner unless they are ambitious and have a natural flair for it. Filled with excellent tips and advice for refining your work and always from a perspective of having 'been there, done that', this book would be an excellent guide for people trying to improve their skills and a good reference for those who want reinforce their skills and knowledge.
Could you have a better tutor? Maybe, I don't know. But for this price you'd be stupid not to treat yourself.
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I am reliably informed the book is brilliant and instructive (by my 18 year old daughter, who the book was bought for as a gift).Published on 22 April 2014 by Tricia
bought this for an arty friend who is looking into concept design for computer games - he seemed to like it so thumbs up from me. Read morePublished on 12 Nov. 2013 by Alyssa Jones
All the images seem blurry and not well defined, only a few images are nice. The book came in perfects conditions, though.Published on 12 May 2013 by Sara Naves Sousa
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