Essential Effects: Water, Fire, Wind, and More

Mauro Maressa

April 20, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 286 Pages - 21 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138101074 - CAT# 176680

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  • Build a strong foundation of observation and drawing skills that you can rely on for the rest of your career
  • Tips and tricks for applying classic effects principles to computer-animated and CG projects
  • Over 400 full-color images and diagrams for clear step-by-step learning


Animate the world around you! Follow along with veteran Disney effects artist Mauro Maressa as he teaches you how to create and animate natural phenomena like water, fire, smoke, lightning, lava, mud, and wind. Essential Effects will help you plan, draw, design, and animate traditional 2D effects, taking your ideas all the way from rough sketch to finished product. Using a series of full-color visual breakdowns and diagrams, this book gives you a clear, concise understanding of what it takes to create credible, compelling effects in your own projects.


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