Illuminated Pixels

Author: Virginia Wisslar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435456365
Release Date: 2013
Genre: COMPUTERS

Illuminated Pixels: The Why, What, and How of Digital Lighting teaches digital artists how to apply the foundational principles of lighting to digital lighting and design. The book explores the why, what, and how of lighting, integrating classic concepts

Illuminated Pixels

Author: Virginia Wissler
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 9781435456365
Release Date: 2013
Genre: COMPUTERS

ILLUMINATED PIXELS provides a balanced, unique approach to great lighting by looking at the why, what, and how of lighting: "Why are you lighting?" This question asks the purpose of your lights and relates to the aesthetic intent of the image. ILLUMINATED PIXELS defines the goals of lighting and explains how to use your lights to accomplish each goal. "What are the physical properties of light you are trying to imitate?" Without a proper knowledge of real-world light, your digital lighting may appear odd or unnatural. This book discusses the properties of light not just in a theoretical sense, but with further discussion of the digital tools you can use to re-create them. "How will you accomplish this?" This book will help you find and apply the appropriate techniques to achieve the best possible digital lighting for your project. Using the questions above as a framework, ILLUMINATED PIXELS explains artistry, real-world physics, and computer technology in a practical, integrated way, giving you the knowledge needed to master the art of digital lighting. All the content and skills taught are non-software-specific, making this book an essential tool for any digital lighting professional or hobbyist. "ILLUMINATED PIXELS covers digital lighting with detail and care. Virginia understands lighting from the perspective of a feature-film technical director and teaches both the concepts and the techniques behind the art." - Rob Bredow, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Imageworks "ILLUMINATED PIXELS is an excellent resource for artists who wish to learn about the practical and aesthetic principles of CG lighting." - Peter Weishar, Dean of Film, Digital Media, and Performing Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design "If you buy one book to help you understand what goes on behind the scenes in a professional studio when lighting animation and visual effects, don't hesitate to buy ILLUMINATED PIXELS." - MacDuff Knox, Senior Technical Director, Disney

Illuminated Pixels

Author: Virginia Wissler
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 1435456351
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Computers

Annotation 'Illuminated Pixels' teaches digital artists how to apply the foundational principles of lighting to digital lighting and design. The book explores the why, what, and how of lighting, integrating classic concepts with modern techniques, explaining the importance and the application of them.

Phase Transitions in Two Dimensional Complex Plasmas

Author: Christina A. Knapek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642196713
Release Date: 2011-08-21
Genre: Science

The two experimental studies reported in this thesis contribute important new knowledge about phase transitions in two-dimensional complex plasmas: in one case a determination of the coupling parameter (ratio of mean potential to mean kinetic energy of the particles in an ensemble), and in the other a detailed characterization of the non-equilibrium recrystallization of a two-dimensional system. The latter results are used to establish the connection between structural order parameters and the kinetic energy, which in turn gives novel insights into the underlying physical processes determining the two-dimensional phase transition.

Event Based Neuromorphic Systems

Author: Shih-Chii Liu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118927625
Release Date: 2014-12-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Neuromorphic electronic engineering takes its inspiration from the functioning of nervous systems to build more power efficient electronic sensors and processors. Event-based neuromorphic systems are inspired by the brain's efficient data-driven communication design, which is key to its quick responses and remarkable capabilities. This cross-disciplinary text establishes how circuit building blocks are combined in architectures to construct complete systems. These include vision and auditory sensors as well as neuronal processing and learning circuits that implement models of nervous systems. Techniques for building multi-chip scalable systems are considered throughout the book, including methods for dealing with transistor mismatch, extensive discussions of communication and interfacing, and making systems that operate in the real world. The book also provides historical context that helps relate the architectures and circuits to each other and that guides readers to the extensive literature. Chapters are written by founding experts and have been extensively edited for overall coherence. This pioneering text is an indispensable resource for practicing neuromorphic electronic engineers, advanced electrical engineering and computer science students and researchers interested in neuromorphic systems. Key features: Summarises the latest design approaches, applications, and future challenges in the field of neuromorphic engineering. Presents examples of practical applications of neuromorphic design principles. Covers address-event communication, retinas, cochleas, locomotion, learning theory, neurons, synapses, floating gate circuits, hardware and software infrastructure, algorithms, and future challenges.

Optical Engineering

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Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924092835093
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Optical instruments

Publishes papers reporting on research and development in optical science and engineering and the practical applications of known optical science, engineering, and technology.

Lighting for Animation

Author: Jasmine Katatikarn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317699934
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre: Art

Lighting for Animation?is designed with one goal in mind - to make you a better artist. Over the course of the book, Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo (Senior Lighting TDs, Blue Sky Studios) will train your eye to analyze your work more critically, and teach you approaches and techniques to improve your craft. Focusing on the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals, this book builds the foundation for a successful career as a lighting artist in visual effects and computer animation. Inside you’ll find in-depth instruction on: ? • Creating mood and storytelling through lighting • Using light to create visual shaping • Directing the viewer’s eye with light and color • Gathering and utilizing reference images • Successfully lighting and rendering workflows • Render layers and how they can be used most effectively • Specific lighting scenarios, including character lighting, environment lighting, and lighting an animated sequence • Material properties and their work with lighting • Compositing techniques essential for a lighter • A guide on how to start your career and achieve success as a lighting artist ? This book is not designed to teach software packages—there are websites, instructional manuals, online demos, and traditional courses available to teach you how to operate specific computer programs.? That type of training will teach you how to create an image; this book will teach you the technical skills you need to make that image beautiful.?

Optical Coherence Tomography

Author: Wolfgang Drexler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540775501
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Medical

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the optical analog of ultrasound imaging and is emerging as a powerful imaging technique that enables non-invasive, in vivo, high resolution, cross-sectional imaging in biological tissue. This book introduces OCT technology and applications not only from an optical and technological viewpoint, but also from biomedical and clinical perspectives. The chapters are written by leading research groups, in a style comprehensible to a broad audience.

The Search for WondLa

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471104947
Release Date: 2012-12-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr. But when a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary she called home, twelve-year-old Eva is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her. She knows that other humans exist because of a very special item she treasures ~ a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot along with the strange word "WondLa". Tony DiTerlizzi honours traditional children's literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.

Electrical Power Systems and Computers

Author: Xiaofeng Wan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642217478
Release Date: 2011-06-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This volume includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the International Conference on Electric and Electronics (EEIC 2011) , held on June 20-22 , 2011, which is jointly organized by Nanchang University, Springer, and IEEE IAS Nanchang Chapter. The objective of EEIC 2011 Volume 3 is to provide a major interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new approaches from Electrical Power Systems and Computers, to foster integration of the latest developments in scientific research. 133 related topic papers were selected into this volume. All the papers were reviewed by 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof. Xiaofeng Wan. We hope every participant can have a good opportunity to exchange their research ideas and results and to discuss the state of the art in the areas of the Electrical Power Systems and Computers.