This lexicon presents the definitions for over 1200 terms, with hundreds of illustrations. It includes terms from many related subjects, such as 3D modeling, animation, rendering, CAD/CAM, cinematography, light, physics, natural behaviors, and atmospheric phenomena. Terms related to animation include character rigging, keyframing, lattice animation, light animation, motion capture, onion skinning, skeletal animation, and storyboarding. Those terms related to rendering include camera work, mood-setting atmospherics, special shots, ambient light, beauty pass, caustics, color models, the graphics pipeling, and ray tracing. It is writen for students, teachers, and professionals, as well as for lay readers who want a broader understanding of the tools and concepts involved.