Visual Effects in A Digital World

A Comprehensive Glossary of over 7000 Visual Effects Terms


  • Karen Goulekas, Dreamworks Studio and Pacific Data Images, Los Angeles, California, USA

As the visual effects industry has diversified, so too have the books written to serve the needs of this industry. Today there are hundreds of highly specialized titles focusing on particular aspects of film and broadcast animation, computer graphics, stage photography, miniature photography, color theory, and many others.Visual Effects in a Digital World offers a much-needed reconsolidation of this knowledge. All of the industry's workers frequently need to understand concepts from other specialties, and this book-the only one of its kind-lets them look up and grasp the basics of any visual effects concept in a matter of seconds. It's a great way for everyone, regardless of experience, to find their way through the jargon and learn what they need to know.
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The intended audiences are professionals and students interested in any and all aspects of digital visual effects development. This included, computer graphics and animation programmers, visual effects supervisors, technical directors, producers, directors and students seeking insider knowlegde on the state of the art in digital effects development. This will be of great interest to a wide variety of digital artists and those that rely on digital effects to enhance their visual projects.


Book information

  • Published: July 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-293785-9

Table of Contents

As this title is a glossary, no table of contents is included.