The Shade family of 3D programs, developed by e-frontier, inc., has long been popular in Japan. Now, California-based Curious Labs brings Shade to the English-speaking market for the first time. Shade 7 Designer LE, the entry-level version of the product, provides an easy and inexpensive introduction to the world of 3D graphics. Shade 7 designer LE: Model, Animate, Render, written by a team of experts assembled by e-frontier, teaches you the basics- not only of Shade, but of 3D graphics as well.

The step-by-step tutorials in the book cover beginning modeling, the basics of textures, rendering and radiosity, an introduction to keyframe animation and more.

Shade Masters are computer graphics artists, illustrators, engineers, and teachers who have years of experience working with Shade. They have pooled their knowledge and expertise to produce these tutorials.

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