For intermediate/advanced-level courses in 3D Design and Concepts, Technical Illustration, Mechanical Design and Drafting, Architectural Design and Drafting, Animation, and Computer Graphics in departments of Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, and Computer Graphic Arts. Autodesk VIZ (R) Fundamentals: Using Release 2008 is written for users with basic knowledge of computers and CAD and explores Autodesk VIZ (R), from the basics of computer animation to the practical applications of the program. Combining a theoretical approach with hands-on activities, users learn not only what commands and techniques to use, but why they are important in today's dynamic environment. Designed to develop skills in a progressive manner, the text incorporates more than 1000 images and a full-color insert to help readers visualize processes as they are presented. Readers also receive an accompanying CD-ROM and a tear-out quick chart highlighting short cut keys for easy reference.