Mastering mental ray

Author: Jennifer O'Connor
Publisher: Sybex
ISBN: 0470563850
Release Date: 2010-04-19
Genre: Computers

Proven techniques for using mental ray effectively If you're a busy artist seeking high-end results for your 3D, design, or architecture renders using mental ray, this is the perfect book for you. It distills the highly technical nature of rendering into easy-to-follow steps and tutorials that you can apply immediately to your own projects. The book uses 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design to show the integration with mental ray, but users of any 3D or CAD software can learn valuable techniques for incorporating mental ray into their pipelines. Takes you under the hood of mental ray, a stand-alone or bundled product that is often used with 3D or CAD software in the creation of movies, games, architectural renders, and television Focuses on only the most pertinent tools and techniques for busy professionals who need to quickly apply them on the job Provides compelling, practical tutorials so you can start incorporating mental ray into your own production pipelines Includes a DVD with step-by-step videos to help drive home concepts and techniques Learn effective mental ray techniques with this great guide, then keep this practical book at your workstation for reference while you work! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Mastering mental ray

Author: Jennifer O'Connor
Publisher: Sybex
ISBN: 0470563850
Release Date: 2010-04-19
Genre: Computers

Proven techniques for using mental ray effectively If you're a busy artist seeking high-end results for your 3D, design, or architecture renders using mental ray, this is the perfect book for you. It distills the highly technical nature of rendering into easy-to-follow steps and tutorials that you can apply immediately to your own projects. The book uses 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design to show the integration with mental ray, but users of any 3D or CAD software can learn valuable techniques for incorporating mental ray into their pipelines. Takes you under the hood of mental ray, a stand-alone or bundled product that is often used with 3D or CAD software in the creation of movies, games, architectural renders, and television Focuses on only the most pertinent tools and techniques for busy professionals who need to quickly apply them on the job Provides compelling, practical tutorials so you can start incorporating mental ray into your own production pipelines Includes a DVD with step-by-step videos to help drive home concepts and techniques Learn effective mental ray techniques with this great guide, then keep this practical book at your workstation for reference while you work! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Zen Golf

Author: Joseph Parent
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385507158
Release Date: 2002-06-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings. From the Hardcover edition.

Mastering Autodesk Maya 2016

Author: Todd Palamar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119059851
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre: Computers

Go from 'beginner' to 'expert' with this professional, tutorial-based guide to Maya 2016 Mastering Autodesk Maya 2016 is your professional hands-on coverage to getting the most out of Maya. If you already know the basics of Maya, this book is your ticket to full coverage of all Maya 2016's latest features, and showcases the tools and methods used in real-world 3D animation and visual effects. From modeling, texturing, animation, and effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book expands your skill set, and helps you prepare for the Autodesk Maya certification exam. Filled with challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios this book provides valuable insight into the entire CG production timeline. Take your Maya skills to the next level with step-by-step instruction and insight from the industry professionals. Learn professional techniques used in real-world visual effects Master Dynamics, Maya Muscle, Stereo Cameras, mental ray, and more Expand your skills with advanced techniques for cloth, fur, and fluids Understand everything you need to know for the Maya certification exam

mental ray for Maya 3ds Max and XSI

Author: Boaz Livny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470262974
Release Date: 2008-02-11
Genre: Computers

Turn 3D models into film-worthy digital animations by mastering mental ray rendering once and for all. This must-have guide is the only book on the market to focus exclusively on mental ray in Maya, 3ds Max, and XSI, and it's packed with techniques and insights you can't get anywhere else. Best of all, the book's advanced rendering concepts apply to other rendering software as well, including V-Ray, Brazil, Maxwell and RenderMan. Discover advanced lighting, camera, and workflow techniques that usually take professionals years to figure out.

Mastering the Mental Side Of Pitching

Author: Ernest Solivan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780615169590
Release Date: 2007-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Pitchers will spend hours working on mechanics for an upcoming game, but what do they do to mentally prepare for game day? What do they do to insure that the decisions they make on the mound best supports their team in winning the game?Mastering The Mental Side Of Pitching is a book specifically written for the mental side of pitching. From amateur pitchers to professional, this remarkable book will show you step-by-step how to mentally prepare for your visits to the mound so that you are in a mental space that allows you to pitch your best. It will also help you minimize and/or eliminate those mental errors during your game that adversely affects the outcome.It is said that pitching is 95% mental and 5% physical. When you have finished reading Mastering The Mental Side Of Pitching you will understand why pitching is 100% mental.

Zen Putting

Author: Joseph Parent
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592402674
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A follow-up to the best-selling Zen Golf outlines key principles that invite players to build a greater understanding of the process of putting rather than its results in a guide that describes how to overcome psychological obstacles and achieve peak performance.

MENTAL RAY FOR MAYA 3DS MAX AND XSI A 3D ARTIST S GUIDE TO RENDERING With CD

Author: Boaz Livny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 8126515724
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre:

Market_Desc: · Video Game Artists· Animators· Effects Specialists· Game Developers· Industrial And Architectural Designers· Broadcast And Multimedia Designers· Instructors · Students Special Features: · The only book that covers the art of mental ray, the leading digital rendering program distributed with every major 3D software package. Estimated reach is over 500,000 users· mental ray is the built-in renderer for Maya, 3ds max, and XSI 3D software solutions, the three most popular digital animation and effects programs on the market· The book is aimed at high-end professionals and students anxious to master mental ray· A 16-page color insert showcases final rendered images of the studio quality seen in films like The Brothers Grimm, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Matrix Revolutions· The CD includes models, textures, and fully rendered samples. It also provides value-added HD images (worth $50 apiece in other packages), MEL plug-ins for Maya and XSI to convert cameras for generating terrains ($100 value), and other valuable plug-ins · Curriculum guides are also available for training centers and schools that teach mental ray About The Book: This is a one-stop resource for the keys to rendering with mental ray that 3D artists can t get any where else. The book shows how to create stunning, highly realistic images with mental ray using the most popular 3D programs, with a focus on helping artists make informed decisions on advanced lighting and workflow issues that will transform their creations into studio quality photo-realistic characters, objects, and landscapes. The tutorials have been developed and tested in the author s professional studio, as well as in the classroom, providing artists with the level of expertise they need to stay current and students with cutting-edge know-how to take to their job hunt.

Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray

Author: Roger Cusson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136141652
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Art

Revitalize your architectural visualizations by bringing new levels of realism to them with an enhanced command of the mental ray toolset in 3ds Max. Full-color step-by-step tutorials give you a firm understanding of the processes and techniques needed to create impressive interior and exterior visualizations. You'll learn how to prepare materials, light a daytime interior scene, use mr Physical Sky, and how to save time during complex renders. The companion website includes all of the tutorial files and sample files from the book.

Rendering with mental ray and 3ds Max

Author: Joep van der Steen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136141416
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Art

Create stunning renders of your 3ds Max models in mental ray with this concise guide. Learn all of the essential concepts such as indirect illumination, materials, render options, shaders, and lighting. Rendering with mental ray and 3ds Max, Second Edition is now revised to cover Autodesk Revit and special effects. The companion website includes all of the necessary project files from inside the book.

Positive Poker

Author: Dr. Patricia Cardner with Jonathan Little
Publisher: D&B Publishing
ISBN: 9781909457096
Release Date:
Genre: Games

Why are the best poker players actually the best? Every serious poker player wants to be successful and many of them have the right technical skills. However, the truth is that there are key mental factors that separate the big winners from everyone else. Patricia Cardner is a psychology professor, licensed professional counselor and dedicated poker player. She interviewed a select group of professional poker players who share two key characteristics: ALL of them have been successful over many years and ALL of them have lifetime winnings of more than $1,000,000. Patricia analyzed the results to determine exactly what psychological skills, techniques, and strategies they use. This book is the result of her studies. Positive Poker outlines the mental skills that you need to develop if you want raise your game. Positive Poker will help you to: Optimize your brain for efficient learning Increase motivation and stay positive Use psychological skills to increase your win rate Increase self-control and reduce tilt Patricia is aided in her investigations by the highly successful poker pro Jonathan Little, author of the critically acclaimed series, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker.

Mastering Golf s Mental Game

Author: Dr. Michael T. Lardon
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780553417920
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Perfect your mental approach to your game To be a golfer is to tinker—with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don’t give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren’t a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup. And his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course and how to make real, permanent improvements. You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf’s Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-read for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game.

Architectural Rendering with 3ds Max and V Ray

Author: Markus Kuhlo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136129667
Release Date: 2013-03-20
Genre: Art

Create high-quality photorealistic renders of architectural visualizations using 3ds Max and Vray with the project-based tutorials in this book. Learn how to combine lighting and rendering options to end-up with the most realistic final renders possible at a professional level. The tutorials in this book are filled with beautiful full-color images and they teach you how to light both interiors and exteriors and daytime and nighttime scenes. Learn how to save time without sacrificing the quality of your final renders with tips and tricks on rendering with Vray - the most accurate rendering application for 3ds Max. The companion CD includes all the project files that you need to recreate each of the projects presented within the book.