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Almost real: creating beauty from bits and bytes

A user-friendly approach to digital dream girls

Digital Beauties

US$ 39.99
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The first book in our groundbreaking new series on digital culture focuses on beauty and cutting-edge computer-generated female characters. Whereas most books on digital creation concentrate on technique and "how-to" details, Digital Beauties is all about exploring the artistic achievements of today’s best designers without a lot of complicated technical jargon.

Here you’ll discover a host of digital beauties from all around the world and a dizzying array of styles and techniques—moody black-and-white nudes, surreal portraits, Lara Croft-style adventure chicks, sleek ultra-futuristic babes, etc. Both 2D and 3D design are covered, with an emphasis on the latter; some images are so stunningly lifelike it’s hard to believe they’re 100 per cent computer generated.

In an age when virtual characters are being copyrighted left and right, it’s about time you got to know some of the "people" you’ll be coming across in the future on TV and even in film; one example is Steven Stahlberg’s lovely Webbie Tookay, the first virtual model to sign with Elite Digital Models. Some of these digital creations have even been included in "sexiest women" lists—along with real humans, of course!

  • Over 100 artists from all around the world, with biographical and contact information and samples of their best work
  • Inspirational approach with stylistic advice for amateur creators
  • Stunning graphics
  • Excellent book of beauty and tips from some of the top 3d artists in the country. It is hard to believe the realism of some of these models. I would recommend it highly.

    — Elizabeth