3D Rendering: An Introduction
Publisher: Wikipedia 2013
3D rendering is the 3D computer graphics process of automatically converting 3D wire frame models into 2D images with 3D photorealistic effects or non-photorealistic rendering on a computer. Rendering is the final process of creating the actual 2D image or animation from the prepared scene.
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