Interface and Navigation: How 3D Software Works


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How does 3D software work?

The process of creating 3D animation with any type of computer is really computationally intensive. Back in the day when the programmers first created 3D animation software, the computers worked very, very slow and the software was extremely primitive. So what the programmers had to do was to really cheat what was happening in the real world all around them and translate that into computer code. That simulation of what is going on around us in the world dominates all 3D software to this day.

The way your eye sees the world is by photons bouncing around from a light source, and you don't actually perceive the object itself; you perceive the photons that are bouncing off that object. 3D software works in a very similar way, except there aren't nearly as many photons. 3D programmers created an idea called a ray, and that ray extends outward from the point of view of the camera or a light source and strikes your object. I have a very simple scene here with a camera and a...

How does 3D software work?
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How does 3D software work? provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Rob Garrott as part of the CINEMA 4D Essentials 1: Interface, Objects, and Hierarchies

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