Immersive 3D Design Visualization: With Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine 4

  • 1h 22m
  • Abhishek Kumar
  • Apress
  • 2021

Discover the methods and techniques required for creating immersive design visualization for industry. This book proposes ways for industry-oriented design visualization from scratch. This includes fundamentals of creative and immersive technology; tools and techniques for architectural visualization; design visualization with Autodesk Maya; PBR integration; and texturing, material design, and integration into UE4 for immersive design visualization.

You’ll to dive into design and visualization, from planning to execution. You will start with the basics, such as an introduction to design visualization as well as to the software you will be using. You will next learn to create assets such as virtual worlds and texturing, and integrate them with Unreal Engine 4. Finally, there is a capstone project for you to make your own immersive visualization scene.

By the end of the book you’ll be able to create assets for use in industries such as game development, entertainment, architecture, design engineering, and digital education.

You will:

  • Gain the fundamentals of immersive design visualization
  • Master design visualization with Autodesk Maya
  • Study interactive visualization with UE4
  • Create your immersive design portfolio

About the Author

Dr. Abhishek Kumar is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Institute of Science at Banaras Hindu University. He is an Apple Certified Associate, Adobe Education Trainer, and certified by Autodesk. He is actively involved in course development in animation and design engineering courses for various institutions and universities as they will be a future industry requirement. Dr. Kumar has published a number of research papers indexed in Scopus and Web of Science and covered a wide range of topics in various digital scientific areas (image analysis, visual identity, graphics, digital photography, motion graphics, 3D animation, visual effects, editing, and composition).

He holds eight patents in the field of computer science, design and IoT. Dr. Kumar has completed professional studies related to animation, computer graphics, virtual reality, stereoscopy, filmmaking, visual effects, and photography from Norwich University of the Arts, the University of Edinburgh, and Wizcraft MIME and FXPHD, Australia.

He is passionate about the media and entertainment industry, and has directed two animation short films. Dr. Kumar has trained more than 50,000 students across the globe from 153 countries (top five: India, Germany, United States, Spain, and Australia). His alumni have worked on movies such as Ra-One, Krissh, Dhoom, Life of Pi, the Avengers series, the Iron Man series, GI Joe 3D, 300, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Prince of Persia, Titanic 3D, the Transformers series, Bahubali 1 and 2, London Has Fallen, Warcraft, Aquaman 3D, Alita, and more.

In this Book

  • Design for Creative and Immersive Technology
  • Tools for Architectural Visualization
  • Basic of 3D Modeling: Assets
  • Interactive Visualization with UE4
  • Creating Virtual Worlds
  • Creating UVs
  • Lightmap Analysis and Correction
  • PBR Integrated Texturing
  • Material Design and Integration
  • Real-Time Emissive Materials
  • Importing Assets in Detail
  • Creating a Level
  • Testing and Fixing Errors
  • Design Visualization Capstone Project: Aesthetic Development
  • Immersive Design Portfolio