I Files is a complete multimedia reference for the Imagine
3D rendering and animation package.
Over a year in the making, the I Files is the result of Richard
Foster 's quest to completely understand Imagine.
Towards the end of this crusade, Richard was fortunate enough to team-up
with Cory Collins,
who happened to be working on a "Character Animation" course
using Imagine. With Corrys animation course, Richards
manual, and tips and tricks from many of the best users of Imagine,
the I Files were born...
The manual itself is split into four sections:
reference ~ 722 pages packed with information and examples showing
how every facet of Imagine works and what each is
capable of. With numerous AVI movies and ScreenCam tutorials linked
to the appropriate sections of the text and over 2500 figures, hopefully
you can see the richness of the manual.
- Stage F/X
supplement ~ 66 pages covering Imagine's Actor
and Global effects, each with linked AVI's showing how the various
parameters determine the results of the F/X.
supplement ~ 198 pages devoted to Imagine's procedural
object and light textures, showing a pictorial representation of
each along with explanatory text of the controlling parameters.
- Users tips
and tricks ~ 205 pages from such Imagine luminaries
as: Richard Jennings, Charles Blaquière, Simon FC de Rivaz,
Steve Blackmon, Bill Boyce, Tom Granberg, Pat Connelly, Tyler Lund,
Kathryn Foston, Todd Cherniawsky, Hans Palmgren, Margaret Copeland,
Bill Graham, Cory Collins, Gregory Denby, Conny Joensson, Stephen
Gifford and Clae Tannet. May I (R. Foster) take this opportunity
to thank them all for allowing me to include their work.