Illuminated Pixels

The Why, What, and How of Digital Lighting

Author: Virginia Wisslar

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 143545636X

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 448

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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
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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Illumination, Color and Imaging

Evaluation and Optimization of Visual Displays

Author: P. Bodrogi,T. Q. Khan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527650741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 395

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This much needed, comprehensive and modern reference on display technology, illumination sources and color imaging focuses on visual effects and how reproduced images are best matched to human visual features. As such, it teaches readers how to exploit the knowledge of human color information processing to design usable, ergonomic, and pleasing displays or visual environments. The contents describe design principles and methods to optimize self-luminous visual technologies for the human user, including modern still and motion image displays, and indoor light sources. Design principles and methods are derived from the knowledge of the human visual system, with a special emphasis on color vision, color cognition, color harmony, color preference and visually evoked emotions. The expert authors include the most important and latest applications of the design principles and methods, forming a comprehensive view of human color information processing from the receptors through the retina via high-level visual perception right up to the level of cognition, preference, harmony, as well as visually evoked emotions. This book is included in the Wiley SID Series.
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Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition

From Film to Pixels

Author: Robert Hirsch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136089748

Category: Photography

Page: 358

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The classic book on color photography is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience! Learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery in this guide meant just for color photographers. World renowned artists give you insight as to "how they did that" and the author provides challenging assignments to help you take photography to a new level. With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photographers. Be sure to visit the companion website, featuring portfolios and commentary by contemporary artists: www.exploringcolorphotography.com
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Digital Lighting and Rendering

Author: Jeremy Birn

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133439178

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Learn the fine art and craft of digital lighting and rendering from an experienced pro whose lighting work you’ve seen in blockbuster films such as Monsters University, Toy Story 3, Up, WALL-E, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles. Jeremy Birn draws on his wealth of industry and teaching experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to digital lighting and rendering. Using beautiful, full-color examples; a friendly, clear teaching style; and a slew of case studies and tutorials, Jeremy demonstrates how to create strategic lighting for just about any project using any 3D application. By explaining not just how to use various lighting techniques but why, this guide provides the grounding graphics pros need to master Hollywood lighting techniques. • Learn how to pinpoint problems with your lighting and solve them to produce professional results. • Break scenes into passes and layers, and convincingly composite 3D models into real-world environments. • Adopt a linear workflow for more convincing lighting, global illumination, and compositing. • Apply advanced rendering techniques using subsurface scattering, physically based lighting, caustics, and high dynamic range images. • Build a bigger bag of tricks by learning “old-school” approaches such as tweaking shadow maps, faking GI with occlusion passes, and other cheats and tricks that save render time. • Develop realistic materials and shaders, and design and assign detailed texture maps to your models. • Mimic photographic exposure and cinematography techniques to simulate real-life f-stops, lens breathing, bokeh effects, and Kelvin color temperatures for more photorealistic renderings. • Learn to light characters and environments in different situations: day or night; natural or artificial lights; indoors or outdoors; and in clear air, thick atmosphere, or under water. • Understand production pipelines at visual effects and animation studios, and prepare for collaborative work on large lighting teams • Get the latest insights into industry trends, and how to develop your lighting reel and get a job in an increasingly competitive industry. • Download many of the 3D scenes used in this book from the author’s website to try texturing, lighting, and compositing on your own
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Das Unheimliche

Studien über Ängstlichkeit

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802720786X

Category: Psychology

Page: 35

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Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Aus dem Buch: "Der Psychoanalytiker verspürt nur selten den Antrieb zu ästhetischen Untersuchungen, auch dann nicht, wenn man die Ästhetik nicht auf die Lehre vom Schönen einengt, sondern sie als Lehre von den Qualitäten unseres Fühlens beschreibt. Er arbeitet in anderen Schichten des Seelenlebens und hat mit den zielgehemmten, gedämpften, von so vielen begleitenden Konstellationen abhängigen Gefühlsregungen, die zumeist der Stoff der Ästhetik sind, wenig zu tun. Hie und da trifft es sich doch, daß er sich für ein bestimmtes Gebiet der Ästhetik interessieren muß, und dann ist dies gewöhnlich ein abseits liegendes, von der ästhetischen Fachliteratur vernachlässigtes. Ein solches ist das »Unheimliche". Kein Zweifel, daß es zum Schreckhaften, Angst-und Grauenerregenden gehört, und ebenso sicher ist es, daß dies Wort nicht immer in einem scharf zu bestimmenden Sinne gebraucht wird, so daß es eben meist mit dem Angsterregenden überhaupt zusammenfällt. Aber man darf doch erwarten, daß ein besonderer Kern vorhanden ist, der die Verwendung eines besonderen Begriffswortes rechtfertigt." Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) war ein österreichischer Neurologe, Tiefenpsychologe, Kulturtheoretiker und Religionskritiker. Als Begründer der Psychoanalyse erlangte er weltweite Bekanntheit. Freud gilt als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts; seine Theorien und Methoden werden bis heute viel diskutiert.
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Digital Cinematography

Author: Ben De Leeuw

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780122088759

Category: Computers

Page: 265

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y" is explored in this book. Ben de Leeuw, a freelance animator specializing in character animation and digital cinematography, examines the differences between virtual and real cinematography, as well as the benefits and deficits of the computer as a cinematic tool.
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Oral Radiology - E-Book

Principles and Interpretation

Author: Stuart C. White,Michael J. Pharoah

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075924

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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With more than 1,000 high-quality radiographs and illustrations, this bestselling book visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology as well as effective clinical application. You’ll be able to diagnose and treat patients effectively with the coverage of imaging techniques, including specialized techniques such as MRI and CT, and the comprehensive discussion of the radiographic interpretation of pathology. The book also covers radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection — helping you provide state-of-the-art care! A consistent format makes it easy to follow and comprehend clinical material on each pathologic condition, including a definition, synonyms, clinical features, radiographic features, differential diagnosis, and management/treatment. Updated photos show new equipment and radiographs in the areas of intraoral radiographs, normal radiographic anatomy, panoramic imaging, and advanced imaging. Updated Digital Imaging chapter expands coverage of PSP plates and its use in cephalometric and panoramic imaging, examining the larger latitudes of photostimulable phosphor receptors and their linear response to the five orders of magnitude of x-ray exposure. Updated Guidelines for Prescribing Dental Radiographs chapter includes the latest ADA guidelines, and also discusses the European Guidelines. Updated information on radiographic manifestations of diseases in the orofacial region includes the latest data on etiology and diagnosis, with an emphasis on advanced imaging. Expert contributors include many authors with worldwide reputations. Cone Beam Computed Tomography chapter covers machines, the imaging process, and typical clinical applications of cone-beam imaging, with examples of examinations made from scans. Evolve website adds more coverage of cases, with more examples of specific issues.
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Digital Lighting & Rendering

Author: Jeremy Birn

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9781562059545

Category: Computers

Page: 287

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"[Digital] Lighting & Rendering teaches essential skills and concepts you can apply in any 3D rendering package, and includes tips and examples for Maya, LightWave 3D, Softimage XSI, 3D Studio MAX, Mental Ray, and other leading programs. But software is not the focus of this book - it's about what you can create." "Master Hollywood lighting techniques to produce professional results in any 3D package. Stage and frame your 3D animation for cinematic storytelling. Composite 3D models into real-world environments with perfectly matched illumination, shadows, and reflections. Render multilayer, multipass shots for professional visual effects production. Simulate the results of natural color temperatures, f-stops, and exposure times for photorealistic renderings. Understand the art and science behind raytracing, global illumination, radiosity, photon mapping, and caustics. Create rich texture maps that give flesh to your characters and local flavor to your 3D scenes."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Image Analysis and Recognition

International Conference ICIAR 2004, Porto, Portugal, September 29 - October 1, 2004, Proceedings

Author: Aurélio Campilho,Mohamed Kamel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540232230

Category: Computers

Page: 882

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ICIAR 2004, the International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, was the ?rst ICIAR conference, and was held in Porto, Portugal. ICIAR will be organized annually, and will alternate between Europe and North America. ICIAR 2005 will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The idea of o?ering these conferences came as a result of discussion between researchers in Portugal and Canada to encourage collaboration and exchange, mainly between these two countries, but also with the open participation of other countries, addressing recent advances in theory, methodology and applications. The response to the call for papers for ICIAR 2004 was very positive. From 316 full papers submitted, 210 were accepted (97 oral presentations, and 113 - sters). The review process was carried out by the Program Committee members and other reviewers; all are experts in various image analysis and recognition areas. Each paper was reviewed by at least two reviewing parties. The high q- lity of the papers in these proceedings is attributed ?rst to the authors, and second to the quality of the reviews provided by the experts. We would like to thank the authors for responding to our call, and we wholeheartedly thank the reviewers for their excellent work in such a short amount of time. We are espe- ally indebted to the Program Committee for their e?orts that allowed us to set up this publication. We were very pleased to be able to include in the conference, Prof. Murat KuntfromtheSwissFederalInstituteofTechnology,andProf. Mario ́ Figueiredo, oftheInstitutoSuperiorT ́ ecnico,inPortugal.
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Perceptual Digital Imaging

Methods and Applications

Author: Rastislav Lukac

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351832891

Category: Computers

Page: 562

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Visual perception is a complex process requiring interaction between the receptors in the eye that sense the stimulus and the neural system and the brain that are responsible for communicating and interpreting the sensed visual information. This process involves several physical, neural, and cognitive phenomena whose understanding is essential to design effective and computationally efficient imaging solutions. Building on advances in computer vision, image and video processing, neuroscience, and information engineering, perceptual digital imaging greatly enhances the capabilities of traditional imaging methods. Filling a gap in the literature, Perceptual Digital Imaging: Methods and Applications comprehensively covers the system design, implementation, and application aspects of this emerging specialized area. It gives readers a strong, fundamental understanding of theory and methods, providing a foundation on which solutions for many of the most interesting and challenging imaging problems can be built. The book features contributions by renowned experts who present the state of the art and recent trends in image acquisition, processing, storage, display, and visual quality evaluation. They detail advances in the field and explore human visual system-driven approaches across a broad spectrum of applications, including: Image quality and aesthetics assessment Digital camera imaging White balancing and color enhancement Thumbnail generation Image restoration Super-resolution imaging Digital halftoning and dithering Color feature extraction Semantic multimedia analysis and processing Video shot characterization Image and video encryption Display quality enhancement This is a valuable resource for readers who want to design and implement more effective solutions for cutting-edge digital imaging, computer vision, and multimedia applications. Suitable as a graduate-level textbook or stand-alone reference for researchers and practitioners, it provides a unique overview of an important and rapidly developing research field.
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Light & Lighting

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: The Ilex Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781904705215

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Light is the key element in photography - it both creates the image and defines the style and feel of a picture. How does light work, both inside and outside the digital camera? What do you need to know about sensitivity, colour temperature and exposure? One of a new series, Digital Photography Expert, by Michael Freeman, 'Light & Lighting' explores the capabilities of digital cameras and the theory of light, and helps you to put theory into practice and to shoot like a pro. Through informative, succinct text and breathtaking images, you’ll learn how best to work with light, whether it’s the sun streaming through a window, the glow of a neon sign, or the warm and fragile light of a burning candle. All the information you need to light your shots like a professional; with inspirational images and clear, easy-to-follow text to ensure you can take advantage of insider know-how.
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Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.
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Digitale Fotografie für Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King,Serge Timacheff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527705368

Category: Photography

Page: 342

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Digitale Kameras haben sich mittlerweile unter den Hobbyfotografen durchgesetzt. Die Fotoexperten Julie King und Serge Timacheff erklren Ihnen alles, was Sie ber Digitalfotografie und Ihre Digitalkamera wissen mssen. Zunchst bekommen Sie die Grundlagen ber Ihre Kamera an die Hand: aus welchen Bestandteilen eine Digitalkamera besteht, welche zustzliche Ausstattung und Speichermedien es gibt und wie Digitalkameras funktionieren. Lernen Sie, warum Auflsung, Farben und Bildformate eine Rolle spielen und wie Sie die richtige Verschlusszeit und ISO-Einstellung whlen. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen auch, wie Sie den richtigen Bildausschnitt whlen und den Autofokus geschickt einsetzen. Auerdem erfahren Sie, wie Sie Ihre Bilder von der Kamera auf den Computer oder Ihren digitalen Bilderrahmen laden, wie Sie die Bilder bearbeiten und ausdrucken.
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Margos Spuren

Author: John Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423624992

Category:

Page: 334

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Fundamentals of Robot Technology

An Introduction to Industrial Robots, Teleoperators and Robot Vehicles

Author: D.J. Todd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401167680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 244

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Methods of contro1151 Mechanical master-slave telemanipulators 151 Powered telemanipulators 152 Servo control of unilateral telemanipulators 152 Bilateral servo manipulators 155 Special characteristics of teleoperators 158 Design criteria for teleoperators 159 Vehicles and transporters 160 Applications of teleoperators 161 Remote handling of radioactive materials 161 Remote handling of explosive and toxic materials 161 Telemanipulation of heavy objects 163 Underwater teleoperation 163 Teleoperation in space and planetary exploration 164 Telemanipulators for the disabled 164 Computer assisted teleoperation 166 Bibliographic notes 170 Chapter 9: Mobile robots 171 Introduction 171 Land surface robots 171 Arrangements of wheels and tracks 171 Unusual wheel and track arrangements 172 Navigation for land vehicles 174 Teleoperation 174 Dead reckoning 175 Inertial navigation 175 Tracking from a fixed base; beacons 175 Satellite navigation 175 Map matching 175 Wall following 176 Route planning 176 Control and communication 176 Sensors for mobile robots 177 Body orientation and angular rates 1 77 Body position, speed and acceleration 177 Terrain scanning 178 Types and applications of mobile robots 179 Education and research 179 Remote handling 183 Military mobile robots 183 Fire-fighting and rescue 187 Construction 188 Mining 188 Planetary exploration 188 Legged robots 188 Comparison of legs and wheels 189 Leg number and arrangement 189 Leg number 189 Leg disposition 190 Relative leg length 190 Leg construction 190 Control 191 Climbing robots 195 Robot submersibles 196 Uses of submersible robots 199 Robots in air and space 201 Space 202 Bibliographic notes 204 Chapter 10: Automated guided vehicles 205
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RoboCup 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX

Author: Ansgar Bredenfeld,Adam Jacoff,Itsuki Noda,Yasutake Takahashi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540354379

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 734

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This book constitutes the ninth official archival publication devoted to RoboCup, documenting presentations at the RoboCup 2005 International Symposium, held in Osaka, Japan, July 2005 alongside the RoboCup Competition. The book presents 34 revised full papers and 38 revised short papers together with two award-winning papers. This is a valuable source of reference and inspiration for those interested in robotics or distributed intelligence, and mandatory reading for the rapidly growing RoboCup community.
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Digital Art Masters:

Author: 3dtotal.Com,

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136139818

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Meet some of the finest digital 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today, from Patrick Beaulieu, Philip Straub, Benita Winckler, Alessandro Baldasseroni to Khalid Al Muharraqi, Marcel Baumann and Marek Denko and see how they work. More than just a gallery book - in Digital Arts Masters each artist has written a breakdown overview, with supporting imagery of how they made there piece of work. With Digital Arts Masters you'll understand the artists' thought process and discover the tips, tricks and techniques which really work.
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Digital and Radiographic Imaging E-Book

A Practical Approach

Author: Chris Gunn

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725153

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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This book covers all the existing imaging modalities currently in use in imaging departments, providing a sound basis for understanding how individual systems work. It is designed to be accessible to students without minimising the content. Although conventional imaging is being phased out, it still exists in certain areas, e.g. dental surgeries, and therefore is reduced in size and placed in an Appendix. The text has been restructured in list form to increase clarity and aid study Pedagogic features include an introduction and summary for each chapter Glossaries of imaging terms and computer buzz words, and a key to commonly used abbreviations are included New edition is completely rewritten: Digital imaging is main focus CT, ultrasound, MRI and NMR imaging added 'Conventional' imaging retained as an Appendix Text simplified, and block diagrams, flow charts and tables added to increase accessibility of content
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