Book: Digital Texturing & Painting
Publisher: New Riders Publishing
If you work in 3D, you must have this book. More than a compendium of techniques for the texture professional, (digital) Texturing & Painting gets to the heart of being an artist in the digital realm. With this inspired guide, you’ll learn to translate the enviroments you experience into an expressive, complete digital style:
Study and describe materials and their textures in the real world.
Avoid the seduction of technology as you explore the traditional techniques and artistry of painting masters thoughout the ages.
Differentiate surfaces by their textural qualities, such as color, reflections, and wear and tear
Build materials and textures through digital techniques combined with the use of traditional mediums
Bring wireframes to life through detailand color
Create vivid scenes and beautiful surfaces
This book takes you outside the studio and walks you through the museum of life. This full color book combines traditional texture creation principles with digital texturing techniques to enhance your scenes and animations. In the first half of the book, you will learn about the history of textures in fine art and in the second half, how to apply these principles to your 2D and 3D digital scenes.