Wing Commander Teaches 3D (December 1, 2017)

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  1. ChrisReid

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    AD found a nifty Wing Commander feature in Isaac Kerlow's The Art of 3D: Computer Animation and Effects which includes snippets from the Wing Commander Movie. The shots are interesting because they break down certain scenes into the various elements that get composited together to produce the finished frame for the film. The book was published just a couple years after WC was released, so computer animation was still a groundbreaking field. As such fifteen years on, the information here seems a bit basic by today's standards, but it's wonderful to see Wing Commander used to advance the medium. There's some five hundred other pages besides these though, so there must be some educational stuff in there! You can pick up a hard copy at Amazon.


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    I believe there's at least one more set of images from Wing Commander closer to the end of the book. There's also a timeline page that has WC on in. I don't have the book here so someone else would have to scan those pages.
     

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