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Story Structure and Development: A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

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Craig Caldwell
May 30, 2017

Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it include...

Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts, Third Edition

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Nancy Beiman
June 12, 2017

Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed with illustrations that illuminate and a text that entertains and informs, Prepare to Board, 3rd edition presents the methods and techniques of animation master, Nancy B...

Procedural Generation in Game Design

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Tanya X. Short, Tarn Adams
June 1, 2017

Making a game can be an intensive process, and if not planned accurately can easily run over budget. The use of procedural generation in game design can help with the intricate and multifarious aspects of game development; thus facilitating cost reduction. This form of development enables games to c...

Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

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Jeff W Murray
June 6, 2017

This book takes a hands-on approach to getting up and running with virtual reality using the Unity game engine. By utilizing the free SteamVR libraries, the book and its example code is compatible with the main virtual reality head mounted displays currently available. The book also takes a look at ...

Visual Design Concepts For Mobile Games

Chirstopher P Carman
February 22, 2018

This book is geared towards both students as well as professionals who are looking to enter the mobile (tablet/smartphone) and PC (personal computer) industry as concept artists (for both 2D and 3D production pipelines) or 2D production artists (game-ready assets). This book is not specifically...

Surviving Game School…and the Game Industry After That

Michael Lynch, Adrian Earle
February 20, 2018

Surviving Game School speaks about what to expect in a top game design or game development college program, and what to expect once students get out. Making games is not at all the same as playing games. Uncommonly blunt, the book reveals the rigors – and the joys – of working in this industry....

New Realities in Audio: A Practical Guide for VR, AR, MR and 360 Video.

Stephan Schütze, Anna Irwin-Schütze
February 16, 2018

The new realities are here. Virtual and Augmented realities and 360 video technologies are rapidly entering our homes and office spaces. Good quality audio has always been important to the user experience, but in the new realities, it is more than important, it’s essential. If the audio doesn’t...

3D Game Environments: Create Professional 3D Game Worlds

Luke Ahearn
February 05, 2018

The ultimate resource to help you create triple-A quality art for a variety of game worlds; 3D Game Environments offers detailed tutorials on creating 3D models, applying 2D art to 3D models, and clear concise advice on issues of efficiency and optimization for a 3D game engine. Using Photoshop and...

Floating Worlds: A Short History of Japanese Animation

Maria Roberta Novielli
January 31, 2018

Through the analysis of the work of the main Japanese animators starting from the pioneers of 1917, the book will overview the whole history of Japanese animated film, including the latest tendencies and the experimental movies. In addition to some of the most acclaimed directors Miyazaki Hayao,...

Digital Love: Romance and Sexuality in Games

Heidi McDonald
November 14, 2017

Scholars and professionals from all over the world, across experience levels and the gender and sexuality spectrum, share experiences and analysis of romance and sexuality in video games. Whether discussing casual sex in the Star Wars universe; analyzing various Otome games; examining "the gaze"...

How to Cheat in Adobe Animate CC

Myra Ferguson, Chris Georgenes
November 13, 2017

Would you rather take months to learn every tool, every feature, and every concept in Adobe Animate or start right now making your own creations with just a few steps? Myra Ferguson is teaming up with Chris Georgenes to help you create great animation, bring objects to life with cool motion effects...

Punk Playthings: Provocations for 21st Century Game Makers

Sean Taylor, Chris Lowthorpe
November 10, 2017

Punk Playthings is an antidote to complacency and orthodoxy. Packed with probes and provocations that explore game making through fresh lenses for uncertain times, it challenges gaming monoculture by constructing a trading space for ideas and learning from across domains and cultures. Punk...

Situational Game Design

Brian Upton
October 31, 2017

Situational Design lays out a new methodology for designing and critiquing videogames. While most game design books focus on games as formal systems, Situational Design concentrates squarely on player experience. It looks at how playfulness is not a property of a game considered in isolation, but...

Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film

Giannalberto Bendazzi
October 31, 2017

Giannalberto Bendazzi brings to light some of the lost relics of animation history with his new book, Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film. Unlike other works, however, Bendazzi focuses on the growth of animation in non-western countries. This book particularly...

The Art of Drawing Folds: An Illustrator’s Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure

Kelly Brine
October 03, 2017

From Renaissance fresco painters to contemporary graphic novel artists, the ability to draw clothed figures from one’s imagination has always been crucial to artists – and exceptionally difficult to attain. With over 220 illustrations, The Art of Drawing Folds: An Illustrator’s Guide to Drawing the...

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fourth Edition

John M. Blain
September 26, 2017

Blender is a free and open source graphics program for computer modeling and animation incorporating Photorealstic Rendering, Realistic Materials, Character Rigging, Sculpting, UV Unwrapping, Compositing, Simulation, Camera and Object Tracking, Game Creation and Video Editing. The program is...

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