Chapter 3

Understanding Digital Imaging and Video

Because 3D animation is integrally tied to the computer, it is vital that you learn as much about computer graphics as possible. That doesn’t mean you need to learn how to write code and begin creating your own image formats and codecs, but a good grasp of how the computer displays your images will help you tremendously in your day-to-day work. This understanding will enable you to create better imagery and make you a more employable 3D artist. This chapter provides an overview of digital imaging and video to give you a broad base to build your foundation of knowledge and create great 3D.

  • Understanding digital imaging
  • Understanding digital video

Understanding Digital Imaging

Digital imaging ...

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