Welcome to Vue 7: Beyond the Basics, your in-depth guide to getting the most out of this powerful program. Written for the professional 3D artist and animator, this book will show you how to use all the new and updated features of any version of Vue 7 or Vue 7.5 to take your art into new creative realms. Organized as a series of tutorials and projects, this book contains the tips and tricks you need to expand your knowledge of Vue, teaching you how to create everything from photorealistic images to those that look like they were drawn for a comic book. Each chapter builds upon the previous one as you work your way through each feature, from the simpler to the more advanced, with screen captures to show you the result of the techniques taught. You'll find coverage of land development, from texturing a volcano to creating a realistic underwater environment; architecture and city-planning techniques, including how to build a more organized city or a more beautiful neighborhood; illustration and design methods for cartoon-like effects: adding animated figures from other programs to Vue; and much more. Get ready to master the amazing capabilities of Vue!