Computer Graphics For Architects, Engineers, And Environmental Designers
Computer Graphics for Architects, Engineers, and Environmental Designers
This valuable sourcebook teaches the concepts and specific details required for using digital technology without being tied to any single software product. Readers will find a wealth of information on such topics as working with bitmap and vector digital media; data storage and archiving; data compression; scanning resolution; rasterizing vector content; file and folder naming conventions; image size and scale; fonts and printer systems; working with channels, paths, texture maps, grids, and much more. Students in the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and planning, as well as working professionals coping with the change from manual to digital production, will enjoy this clearly-written and well-organized book, which features nearly 400 illustrations, plus a CD- ROM containing the entire book and dozens of hyperlinks to valuable resources, enabling readers to learn as they work. A must for anyone working in environmental design!
A resource that explains, in depth, all the information needed to understand how computers function in our profession. -- Scott S. Weinberg, professor, School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia
Both a text and a reference. The language is clear, the illustrations and examples demonstrate complex...