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CINEMA 4D, 3rd Edition by Anne Powers, Kent McQuilkin

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11

The Art of Rendering

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The worlds you have created in a virtual 3D space and framed in the eye of a camera must now be rendered to create a final product. In layman’s terms, the computer produces a flat picture of the view through the camera for a still image of each sequential frame of a movie. The rendering can simulate the look of the real world with photographic clarity, taking into account lighting, reflections, shadows, and all the other influences of the environment. Alternately, scenes can be rendered with stylistic or even painterly strokes. The process of rendering is often a delicate balance between the level of quality you must ...

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