Create high-quality models in no time at all with these comprehensive, full-color, techniques and tutorials from Antony Ward and David Randall. These step-by-step tutorials walk readers through the creation of a high-quality female model while teaching you the basics and principles behind 3D modeling in Silo - including modeling the face and clothes, creating textures, and posing the character. The companion website includes all of the tutorial and project files. This book is officially endorsed and co-written by the creators of Silo, Nevercenter.
* See how to create three main models - A base mesh, a detailed female base mesh and the final cover character, Jade Raven. * Covers both organic and hard surface modeling techniques. * Introduces the reader to more advanced Silo tools like Paint Displacement and UV Mapping. * Full of bonus material and information to make you a more efficient 3D artist. * The techniques featured can also be applied to other 3D applications, making the skills you will learn easily transferable. * Get money off Silo with the discount code included.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you really want to learn the program Silo, this book will have you covered. It is rated for the Novice to Intermediate and that is what the book is for, though a beginner or expert may be able to use the book as the basis for learning Silo's features, the project would be a bit much for the beginner and probably bore an expert level user.
The book's layout is excellent and there are plenty of pictures. Most the of the images, and they're referenced often, lack enough contrast to allow you to actually see what the authors are talking about. However, you can download the models on a chapter by chapter basis if you really need to visually confirm how something was done. There is also a Bonus chapter on UV Mapping that is a must download.
I'm not someone who feels they need to model everything from scratch and only model when I simply cannot find what I'm looking for or need something special and got the book to get a better grasp of some of the more advanced...
The Author of this book really didn't do a good job of making it. It started out okay, but then it just went down hill the further I read it and did what it said, especially when it came to creating the girl. A lot of the things it told me to do didn't work out for me. I pretty much had to look for other ways for accomplishing something. Also, the spelling and grammar of the book is not good. I saw misspelled words and fragmented sentences it. The author also got some of the commands in Silo wrong. In some instances, he called a command of one function for another function, if you know what I mean. The illustrations in the book aren't good either. I'm a visual learner, which means I have to see what's going in order to accomplish something. But the pictures in the book aren't very clear. Even with a magnifying glass, I had a hard time making out what was being accomplished in the illustrations. Because of that, I ended up messing up in some areas and had to start over...
This review relates to the Kindle edition of this book. I have no idea if it is relevant to the print edition.
I ordered the kindle edition of the book because I wanted to be able to have it open on one monitor while I followed along, doing the project on my other monitor.
If you are going to follow along and actually do the project, you are going to be continually referring to illustrations. And the illustrations in the Kindle edition of this book are worse than worthless. On my iPad (full-size, not mini), they are unclear. On my 23 inch monitor, they are equally unclear.
I am only a short way into the project, and I have already reacquainted myself with the rich variety of profanity available in the English language.
I have decided to read the book and learn what I can, but I'm giving up on the project.
There's no excuse for providing such poor illustrations in a Kindle book that costs almost $40. Fortunately, I rented the...
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