Advanced, affordable technology has brought 3D graphics to the masses. Eye-popping images jump out at us from film screens and video games, advertisements and books. These images inspire innovative graphic designers to create ever bolder and more spectacular visions. While most books on 3D graphics function as how-to manuals, this full-colour portfolio allows the art to speak for itself. The Best of 3D Graphics presents more than 250 cutting-edge images designed by masters of the craft from around the world. Full-page images help artists focus in and study the winning 3D techniques that grab today's audiences. Informative text reveals details about the artists and the software programs involved in each creation. At the back of the book, images are deconstructed to show how they were formed. Whether showcasing a cartoon character in a children's movie or a landscape in a book, a "virtual person" in a multimedia presentation or a Hollywood special effect, this in-your-face sourcebook will inspire both beginners and seasoned 3D artists alike.