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Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook

1st Edition

Tom Sito
March 18, 2019

Tom Sito (the legendary animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, and other classic works) brings together the perfect fusion of culinary skill and animation in his cookbook, Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator's Cookbook. Sito’s book is a celebration of the works from legendary...

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband: Revised and Expanded

2nd Edition

Ron Husband
March 13, 2019

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all...

3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Autodesk Maya 2e

2nd Edition

Roger King
February 14, 2019

3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Autodesk Maya is a hands-on academic textbook as well as a do-it-yourself training manual for the individual animator. This second edition has been completely rewritten to take into account updates to Autodesk Maya, including Autodesk’s renderer, Arnold. It...

Creative Character Design 2e

2nd Edition

Bryan Tillman
February 07, 2019

Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book. Bryan Tillman bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using case studies,...

Essential Computer Graphics Techniques for Modeling, Animating, and Rendering Biomolecules and Cells: A Guide for the Scientist and Artist

1st Edition

Giorgio Luciano
February 06, 2019

The book helps readers develop fundamental skills in the field of biomedical illustrations with a training approach based on step-by-step tutorials with a practical approach. Medical/scientific illustration mainly belongs to professionals in the art field or scientists trying to create artistic...

Infinite Animation: The Life and Work of Adam Beckett

1st Edition

Pamela Taylor Turner
January 30, 2019

This book examines the life and animated art of the late Adam K. Beckett. Beckett is known for his six award-winning animations, made between the years 1972-1975, that were ground-breaking at the time and that continue to influence artists today. He is also recognized for his contributions to the...

Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained

1st Edition

Jonathan Cooper
January 25, 2019

What makes the difference between great video game animation and the purely functional, and how does this relatively new medium of non-linear animation creation differ from the more traditional fields of film and television? This book de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining...

Puppetry, Puppet Animation and the Digital Age

1st Edition

Rolf Giesen
October 18, 2018

Rolf Giesen’s Puppetry, Puppet Animation and the Digital Age explores the unique world of puppetry animation and its application in the digital age. With the advent of digital animation, many individuals see puppetry and 2D animation as being regulated to a niche market. Giesen’s text argues...

How to Cheat in Maya 2017: Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

1st Edition

Paul Naas
October 01, 2018

This is not a book about Maya software with a few animation pointers thrown in here and there. This is a guide to Maya software written by professional animators. This book provides you with complete, set-by-step walkthroughs of essential animation techniques that increase your speed and efficiency...

Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts, 2nd edition

2nd Edition

Tina O'Hailey
September 24, 2018

Rig it Right! breaks down rigging so that you can achieve a fundamental understanding of the concept. The author will get you up and rigging with step-by-step tutorials covering multiple animation control types, connection methods, interactive skinning, BlendShapes, edgeloops, and joint...

Redesigning Animation: United Productions of America

1st Edition

Cinzia Bottini
August 14, 2018

The animation studio United Productions of America (UPA) was able to challenge Disney supremacy in the 1950s entertainment market by creating cutting-edge animated cartoons. UPA films express a simplified audiovisual language consisting of stylized layout designs, asymmetrical compositions, colors...

Digital Forensic Art Techniques: A Professional’s Guide to Corel Painter

1st Edition

Natalie Murry
July 13, 2018

Digital Forensic Art Techniques: A Professional’s Guide to Corel PainterTM illustrates hands-on techniques to digitally create forensic art for police and investigative purposes.  Coverage focuses specifically on how to utilize the software to create realistic human likenesses, including composites...

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