Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows
Author: Colleen Wise
Publsiher: C&T Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN: 1607057263
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casting Shadows Book Excerpt:

Create quilts with 3-D illusions!

Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows
Author: Troy Harkin
Publsiher: ChiZine Publications
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 1771484837
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casting Shadows Book Excerpt:

Casting Shadows collects for the first time the twisted poetry of Troy Harkin, wherein you will find yourself among scalpers, neck bags, and nocturnal sheep that hate you. Clive Thompson (Smarter Than You Think) once described Harkin's verse as "Carnival of Mayhem" poetry. That works. In fact, Troy Harkin suffers under the influences of Richard Brautigan, Nick Cave, and the koans of later day Dudeism. Language is both his Lego blocks of lust and monster truck of love. He's versatile that way.

Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows
Author: Michael J. Smith Sr.
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2010-08-05
ISBN: 9781453543351
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casting Shadows Book Excerpt:

This is a fictional work that encompasses modern counterterrorism with current terrorist tactics that have been thwarted or investigated by respected counterterrorism agencies. These scenarios are linked together with the formation of a special privately owned terrorism task force that is designed to counter the weakening of the United States government and growth of a more sinister radical Islamic faction. These all take place in real locations with a cast of characters building as the book progresses. The title Casting Shadows has multiple meanings, first of which is the casting or formation of both groups; second, it refers to the methods used by these organizations to move forward; and lastly, it refers to the shadows and images of people burned on buildings after several nuclear explosions. Casting Shadows is a suspense thriller with law enforcement and military leanings, twisting back and forth between sides. This story line gets a little more complicated when more sides appear. Its not just a good guy meets bad guy book but has many dimensions of good and evil and the perception of either may be different, depending on the angle youre witnessing. Who are the real bad guys? The time line carries the reader through the development of the most sinister plot in the history of mankind. Complex and very involved, the plot destroys believers and nonbelievers alike. The sacrifice of their own people provides a screen that ultimately weakens their objective. Islamic radical factions from around the world bond together to create the ultimate union; this union called Al Infitar is attempting to finish the jihad their forefathers have started. With just a small force with perfect resolve, funds, and opportunity, they attempt to complete their jihad. Total Islam is their goal, and total destruction is their tool. Acquiring nukes for the black market, the brothers embark on a slow methodical plan to destroy the Western world as we know it. Is this book really fiction? Your call! The techniques are real. The targets are real, the motivation is real, and the desire is real. Even more frightening than that, the plots are real and are being attempted as you read this. Islamic radicals have stepped up attempts to destroy our way of life. The inner jihad they seek or the total acceptance of Allah by Muslims have now become an outward call for war against Western civilization and all non-Muslims. Jihad is being called in mosques throughout the world, and groups are forming for the final push. The Koran calls all Muslims to jihad, which by definition is the inner struggle of an individual to fight evil, the sort of yin and yang of Muslims. The radical leaders interpret this differently and call for the death of any nonbeliever. Who are they speaking of? Who are the nonbelievers? As you read this book, pay particular attention to the dates because in the beginning, the planning stages cover several years and locations. This is typical of radical plots, and the formation of cells by their recruiters takes time and large sums of money. What allows the fertile ground to produce such plots to blossom is the weakened state of the United States and European governments. This weakness will always be exploited, as the enemy will be constantly vigilant for such cracks in the armor. Enjoy this book the way it was intended, not to terrify but to enlighten and make these attempts public. Yes, they can happen. Yes, they are trying. And yes, we can stop them. So is this really a fictional book or a book that hedges on insanity? Is this book a recipe for disaster or too far-fetched to believe? Read it and make your own decision. This book, like real life, will continue. The plots will always be there, and the desire will continue. The will to survive is stronger than humans can comprehend. For a nation to survive, it sometimes takes continuous vigilance and strength. When one or the other is lacking, then evil creeps in to steal what it can. After 9/11

Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows
Author: Kristi Hurley
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN: 1312847018
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casting Shadows Book Excerpt:

Life takes an unexpected turn for fun-loving, college student, Amanda, when her parents and sister die in a tragic auto accident. Through her grief she embarks on an international adventure. Once in Colombia, Amanda’s team is abducted by rebels. Her escape is aided by a mysterious young soldier, named Angelo, with a chameleon-like presence. They find that they are not enemies, but friends instead. While conflict rages around them and though their lives are constantly jeopardized, Angelo leads Amanda and her surviving team members to safety. There they must part ways. And for the sake of Angelo’s safety, his existence must never be acknowledged by any of them ever again--even Amanda. Amanda’s team is able to get through media attention and keep their promise to Angelo, but Amanda is unable to forget him. Seemingly, she resumes life as normal upon returning to the U.S., though forever changed and forever hopeful that someday she will meet her rescuer again under other circumstances.

Still Casting Shadows

Still Casting Shadows
Author: B. Clay Shannon
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2006-05
ISBN: 0595397239
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Casting Shadows Book Excerpt:

Breaking with the traditionally white-centric and politician-, military leader-, business magnate-dominated portrayal of American history, Still Casting Shadows: A Shared Mosaic of U.S. History presents a holistic overview of American history, giving equal weight and emphasis to the viewpoints and experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, and other marginalized groups. Rather than simply parading forth facts and figures of what "important" people accomplished or perpetrated, Still Casting Shadows delves into what life was like for "average" families in America-from 1620, when the Mayflower landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, up to the present day. The lives of the individuals portrayed are cast in the context of hundreds of events of national import that occurred in the times and places in which they lived. Among those whose lives are thus illuminated in this broad outline of American history are John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, passengers on the Mayflower who subsequently married; Capt. John Gorham, a notorious Indian fighter in Colonial New England; Susan Lucky, an Indian woman whose tribe was massacred in northern California; James Shannon, a Civil War sharpshooter who was at Gettysburg and Appomattox; and Theodore Shannon, a California Highway Patrol officer who was awarded that state's Medal of Valor in 1980.

Casting Shadows with Shamans

Casting Shadows with Shamans
Author: John Bishop
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN: 0595275869
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casting Shadows with Shamans Book Excerpt:

Park Service surveyor and former FBI forensic specialist Jack Randall finds himself swept away in a diabolical journey through a mystical primitive world. Following a naked man captured by aborigines, Jack steps through a vortex into a prehistoric 13th century Mesa Verde culture. Accompanied by a shaman of the Butterfly Clan, the shaman's lively and lovely granddaughter and Jack's best friend Spade, he searches the American Southwest 800 years in the past for an ancient Egyptian tablet. To find and possess the tablet, the trekkers must outwit a primeval cult whose high priest, sensuous women and warriors will stop at nothing to reclaim the lost stone. Murder becomes the norm. Loyalties are tested. Jack struggles to piece together the evidence--who among them is eliminating the trekkers one by one for their own selfish ends? The realism of a 13th century Mesa Verde setting comes from Bishop's years of extensive reading about our Ancestral Puebloans.

LightWave 3D 8

LightWave 3D 8
Author: Wes Beckwith,Timothy Albee,Steve Warner,Robin Wood
Publsiher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1556220901
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LightWave 3D 8 Book Excerpt:

Companion CD included with illustrations demonstrating the use of LightWave in feature films!LightWave 3D [8]: 1001 Tips & Tricks brings together thirty-one masters in the fields of character modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, digital cinematography, special effects, and programming to provide a myriad of helpful tips for all levels of LightWave users. Whether you've just started using LightWave or you've been using it for years, this book of collective wisdom will show you how to achieve better results in less time through a combination of hidden software features, time-saving tricks, and professional techniques. The 1,354 tips cover every aspect of LightWave, including configuration, modeling, texturing, staging, lighting, animating, special effects, rendering, compositing, scripting, and troubleshooting.

Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop

Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop
Author: Scott Onstott
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-02-20
ISBN: 9780782151411
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop Book Excerpt:

"If you're an architect looking to get the most out of Photoshop,look no further! Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is a killerbook." —George Omura, Author, Mastering AutoCAD 2005 andAutoCAD LT 2005 Bring Your CAD Drawings to Life Using Artistic PhotoshopTechniques Most architects find that traditional CAD drawings are not theideal medium for sharing their visions with clients. For anuntrained eye, it's difficult to imagine a complex design by simplyviewing a line drawing. Fortunately, you can use Adobe Photoshop toenliven CAD drawings and improve graphical communications. Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is the first bookto demonstrate how you can use Photoshop to transform CAD drawingsinto dynamic, attractive presentational pieces that speak toeveryone. First, you'll master the basic Photoshop concepts andtools. Then you delve into sophisticated illustrating andcompositing techniques. Practical tutorials lead you step-by-stepthrough each process, and a full-color insert featuringbefore-and-after images is certain to inspire you with ideas andsolutions. While appealing to the artist in you, this unique bookwill empower you to win bids and wow clients. Inside, you'll learn how to: Plan your work flow to ensure consistent color printing Work in the digital darkroom and hone your retouchingskills Extract entourage objects from photographs and use them inarchitectural illustrations, renderings, plans, and elevations Enhance your line drawings with color, pattern, gradient,transparency, and shadows Dress up basic elevations using Photoshop's layer styleeffects, reflection and refraction, and entourage Transfer 3D objects from Autodesk VIZ into image layers inPhotoshop Make objects look realistic using layers and clippinggroups Transform 3D models into pencil sketches, watercolors, andpaintings Share your digital work with your clients via prints, e-mail,the Web, and slideshows Protect and catalog your intellectual property Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

On Their Hind Legs Casting Shadows

On Their Hind Legs Casting Shadows
Author: Marjorie Burton Haselswerdt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Their Hind Legs Casting Shadows Book Excerpt:

Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks Bible

Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks Bible
Author: Stephen Romaniello
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2007-05-07
ISBN: 0470102640
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks Bible Book Excerpt:

Add sizzle to your images with these invaluable tools. If you're using Photoshop without working with channels and masks, you're missing out on some of the most powerful and creative features Photoshop CS3 has to offer. Let this comprehensive reference teach you to use these valuable tools the way professionals do. Create dazzling composites, speed your workflow, get awesome color--it's all here and more with step-by-step instructions, techniques, and examples. If you want to tap the full potential of Photoshop channels and masks, this striking full-color Bible is the book you need to succeed.You'll learn to: Harness channels and masks for faster workflow. Unravel the secrets of creating, mixing, and converting digital color. Add lighting effects, 3D, and other channel pyrotechnics. Create composite layer content with advanced blending. Reveal, conceal, and refine your images with layer masks. Combine selections from single and multiple documents. Posterize, create textures, correct faded images, and more. Use type masks to add an artist's sparkle to the text. Work with soft-edged selections. Select and composite transparent shadows. Blend layers. Inside, you'll find brilliant full color throughout, including hundreds of color screen shots and examples. Order your copy today!

Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism

Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism
Author: Millicent Marcus,Joseph R. Millichap,Professor Millicent Marcus
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780691102085
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism Book Excerpt:

The movement known as neorealism lasted seven years, generated only twenty-one films, failed at the box office, and fell short of its didactic and aesthetic aspirations. Yet it exerted such a profound influence on Italian cinema that all the best postwar directors had to come to terms with it, whether in seeming imitation (the early Olmi), in commercial exploitation (the middle Comencini) or in ostensible rejection (the recent Tavianis). Despite the reactionary pressures of the marketplace and the highly personalized visions of Fellini, Antonioni. And Visconti, Italian cinema has maintained its moral commitment to use the medium in socially responsible ways--if not to change the world, as the first neorealists hoped, then at least to move filmgoers to face the pressing economic, political, and human problems in their midst. From Rossellini's Open City (1945) to the Taviani brothers' Night of the Shooting Stars (1982). The author does close readings of seventeen films that tell the story of neorealism's evolving influence on Italian postwar cinematic expression. Other films discussed are De Sica's Bicycle Thief and Umberto D. De Santis's Bitter Rice, Comencini's Bread, Love, and Fantasy, Fellini's La strada, Visconti's Senso, Antonioni's Red Desert, Olmi's Il Posto, Germi's Seduced and Abandoned, Pasolini's Teorema, Petri's Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion, Bertolucci's The Conformist, Rosi's Christ Stopped at Eboli, and Wertmuller's Love and Anarchy, Scola's We All Loved Each Other So Much provides the occasion for the author's own retrospective consideration of how Italian cinema has fulfilled, or disappointed, the promise of neorealism.

The Visual World of Shadows

The Visual World of Shadows
Author: Roberto Casati,Patrick Cavanagh
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 0262039583
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Visual World of Shadows Book Excerpt:

How the perception of shadows, studied by vision scientists and visual artists, reveals the inner workings of the visual system. In The Visual World of Shadows, Roberto Casati and Patrick Cavanagh examine how the perception of shadows, as studied by vision scientists and visual artists, reveals the inner workings of the visual system. Shadows are at once a massive problem for vision—which must distinguish them from objects or material features of objects—and a resource, signaling the presence, location, shape, and size of objects. Casati and Cavanagh draw up an inventory of information retrievable from shadows, showing their amazing variety. They present an overview of the visual system, distinguishing between measurement and inference. They discuss the shadow mission, the work done by the visual brain to parse, and perhaps discard, the information from shadows; shadow ownership, the association of a shadow with the object that casts it; shadow labeling, the visual system's ability to tell shadows from nonshadows; and the shadow concept, our knowledge about shadows as a category. Casati and Cavanagh then apply the theoretical apparatus they have developed for shadows to other phenomena: illumination, reflection, and transparency. Finally, they examine the art of the shadow, paying tribute to artists' exploration of shadow, analyzing a series of artworks (reproduced in color) from a rich and fascinating art historical corpus.

Google SketchUp The Missing Manual

Google SketchUp  The Missing Manual
Author: Chris Grover
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2009-05-22
ISBN: 9780596555764
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Google SketchUp The Missing Manual Book Excerpt:

If you want to learn to create 3-D models using Google SketchUp, this Missing Manual is the ideal place to start. Filled with step-by-step tutorials, this entertaining, reader-friendly guide will have you creating detailed 3-D objects, including building plans, furniture, landscaping plans -- even characters for computer games -- in no time. Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual offers a hands-on tour of the program, with crystal-clear instructions for using every feature and lots of real-world examples to help you pick up the practical skills you need. Learn to use the basic tools, build and animate models, and place your objects in Google Earth. With this book, you will: Learn your way around the SketchUp workspace, and explore the differences between working in 2-D and 3-D Build simple 3-D shapes, save them as reusable components, and use SketchUp's Outliner to show or hide them as you work Tackle a complicated model building with lots of detail, and discover timesaving tools for using many components Animate the model by creating an interior walkthrough of your building Dress up your model with realistic material shading and shadows, and place it in Google Earth It's easy to get started. Just download the program from Google.com, and follow the instructions in this book. You'll become a SketchUp master in a jiffy.

How to Cheat in After Effects

How to Cheat in After Effects
Author: Chad Perkins
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN: 1135069301
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Cheat in After Effects Book Excerpt:

Get the most from the most widely used application in the postproduction field! Gain the insider tips you need to compose eye-catching, imaginative Adobe After Effects projects quickly and effectively. In How to Cheat in After Effects, Second Edition seasoned AE expert Chad Perkins provides dozens of concise, step-by-step tutorials and lavish 4-color illustrations to get you on the fast track to producing amazing motion graphics and visual effects. Updated for CS6, this new edition has been revised to include: A brand new chapter on the most popular 3rd party effects including Trapcode Particular and Video Copilot's Element 3D New cheats on professional compositing, expressions, and high end visual effects Tons of cool light tricks and lessons on how to use Video Copilot's Optical Flares A thorough explanation of the Ray-trace 3D engine introduced in After Effects CS6 An all new companion DVD with project files allowing you to work alongside the exercises in the book, as well as QuickTime movies displaying techniques There’s no time to waste! Whether you are an intermediate After Effects user in need of its more advanced tools or a novice looking for techniques to up your game, this book will bring your motion graphics, visual effects, and graphic compositions to the next level. For customers who buy an electronic version of the book, all the DVD project files are available for download at www.focalpress.com/9780415661065

Shades and Shadows

Shades and Shadows
Author: William Wirt Turner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architectural drawing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shades and Shadows Book Excerpt:

Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max

Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max
Author: Darren Brooker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN: 1136138935
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max Book Excerpt:

Certified by Autodesk, Darren Brooker's new edition teaches the production techniques behind real-world work. The tutorials take you from the fundamentals of lighting, right through to advanced techniques.

Placing Shadows

Placing Shadows
Author: Chuck Gloman,Tom LeTourneau
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN: 1136041699
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Placing Shadows Book Excerpt:

A mix of theory and practical applications, Placing Shadows covers the physical properties of light and the selection of proper instruments for the best possible effect. For the student, advanced amateur, and pros trying to enhance the look of their productions, this book examines the fundamentals and is also a solid reference for tips on better performance.

3D in Photoshop

3D in Photoshop
Author: Zorana Gee
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN: 1136110461
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D in Photoshop Book Excerpt:

This is the first book of its kind that shows you everything you need to know to create or integrate 3D into your designs using Photoshop CS5 Extended. If you are completely new to 3D, you'll find the great tips and tricks in 3D in Photoshop invaluable as you get started. There is also a wealth of detailed technical insight for those who want more. Written by the true experts - Adobe's own 3D team - and with contributions from some of the best and brightest digital artists working today, this reference guide will help you to create a comprehensive workflow that suits your specific needs. Along the way, you'll pick up troubleshooting tips and advice from the industry experts and you'll be inspired by many examples of full color, original works of 3D art. If you're already using Photoshop for your digital art and want to learn how to incorporate your 3D components into one workflow, you'll discover new ways of working with Photoshop that you probably never knew existed. Find out how to quickly generate beautiful 3D extrusions from text layers, selections and more. Brush up on your painting, texture creation and editing skills, and learn how to composite 3D to 2D scenes. You'll also discover the secrets to creating Lenticular images. It's all here in this comprehensive guide - the next best thing to sitting side-by-side with an Adobe expert while you create 3D magic.

Poetry Life Forever

Poetry Life Forever
Author: Dr. Carole Burrowes
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 1728316995
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Life Forever Book Excerpt:

The book is one of poetry in various forms. There are poems of love, spirituality, laughter, and the facts of life. Happy reading!

Unity in Action

Unity in Action
Author: Joseph Hocking
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 1638356211
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity in Action Book Excerpt:

Summary Manning's bestselling and highly recommended Unity book has been fully revised! Unity in Action, Second Edition teaches you to write and deploy games with the Unity game development platform. You'll master the Unity toolset from the ground up, adding the skills you need to go from application coder to game developer. Foreword by Jesse Schell, author of The Art of Game Design Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Build your next game without sweating the low-level details. The Unity game development platform handles the heavy lifting, so you can focus on game play, graphics, and user experience. With support for C# programming, a huge ecosystem of production-quality prebuilt assets, and a strong dev community, Unity can get your next great game idea off the drawing board and onto the screen! About the Book Unity in Action, Second Edition teaches you to write and deploy games with Unity. As you explore the many interesting examples, you'll get hands-on practice with Unity's intuitive workflow tools and state-of-the-art rendering engine. This practical guide exposes every aspect of the game dev process, from the initial groundwork to creating custom AI scripts and building easy-to-read UIs. And because you asked for it, this totally revised Second Edition includes a new chapter on building 2D platformers with Unity's expanded 2D toolkit. What's Inside Revised for new best practices, updates, and more! 2D and 3D games Characters that run, jump, and bump into things Connect your games to the internet About the Reader You need to know C# or a similar language. No game development knowledge is assumed. About the Author Joe Hocking is a software engineer and Unity expert specializing in interactive media development. Table of Contents PART 1 - First steps Getting to know Unity Building a demo that puts you in 3D space Adding enemies and projectiles to the 3D game Developing graphics for your game PART 2 - Getting comfortable Building a Memory game using Unity's 2D functionality Creating a basic 2D Platformer Putting a GUI onto a game Creating a third-person 3D game: player movement and animation Adding interactive devices and items within the game PART 3 - Strong finish Connecting your game to the internet Playing audio: sound effects and music Putting the parts together into a complete game Deploying your game to players' devices