An Analysis on Virtual Material Making and its Application in 3D Animation Designs
Three-dimensional animation is one of the greatest contributions made by computer sciences to the animation industry. The 3D animation has been widely used in movie special effects, commercials, computer games and computer-based education (CBE), and has become a well-known form of art in the world's pop culture. The rapid development of 3D animation also brings about fundamental changes in the materials used in animation production. This paper gives an introduction of the virtual materials in 3D animation, as well as the tools needed and methods of making the materials using 3D animation design software, especially Maya.
J. Fang "An Analysis on Virtual Material Making and its Application in 3D Animation Designs", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 211-212, pp. 1172-1175, 2011