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Animation: A World History: The Complete Set

Giannalberto Bendazzi
February 16, 2017

A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s three-volume Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just...

Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation

Susannah Shaw
February 15, 2017

Stop motion animation is a challenging and time-consuming skill that requires patience, adaptability, and a close eye to detail. Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation, 3rd Edition is the essential guide to help stop motion animators overcome these challenges of this highly-skilled...

JavaScript for Sound Artists: Learn to Code with the Web Audio API

William Turner, Steve Leonard
January 17, 2017

Learn how to program JavaScript while creating interactive audio applications with JavaScript for Sound Artists: Learn to Code With the Web Audio API! William Turner and Steve Leonard showcase the basics of JavaScript language programing so that readers can learn how to build browser based audio...

Interactive Stories and Video Game Art: A Storytelling Framework for Game Design

Chris Solarski
January 17, 2017

The success of storytelling in games depends on the entire development team—game designers, artists, writers, programmers and musicians, etc.—working harmoniously together towards a singular artistic vision. Interactive Stories and Video Game Art is first to define a common design language for...

Foundations of Physically Based Modeling and Animation

Donald House, John C. Keyser
January 06, 2017

Physics forms the basis for many of the motions and behaviors seen in both the real world and in the virtual worlds of animated films, visual effects, and computer games. By describing the underlying physical principles and then creating simulations based on these principles, these...

FORCE: Drawing Human Anatomy

Mike Mattesi
December 29, 2016

The newest book in Michael Mattesi’s Force Drawing series takes movement to the next level. Force: Drawing Human Anatomy, explores the different facets of motion and the human body. As opposed to the memorization technique, Mattesi stresses the function of each body part and how gravity relative to...

Talking to Artists / Talking to Programmers: How to Get Programmers and Artists Communicating

Wendy Despain
December 27, 2016

Artists and programmers often work together on complex projects in stressful environments and things don’t always go smoothly. Miscommunication and misunderstandings are common as these two disciplines often use the same words to mean different things when they talk to each other. Unintentional...

Test Drive Blender: A Starter Manual for New Users

John M. Blain
December 19, 2016

This book will introduce you to the controls and steer you towards understanding what Blender can do. With this program you can create 3D models of objects and characters. The objects and characters can be placed in scenes. The scenes are captured by camera and rendered into digital images. The...

Fluid Engine Development

Doyub Kim
December 16, 2016

From the splash of breaking waves to turbulent swirling smoke, the mathematical dynamics of fluids are varied and continue to be one of the most challenging aspects in animation. Fluid Engine Development demonstrates how to create a working fluid engine through the use of particles and grids, and...

Level Design: Processes and Experiences

Christopher W. Totten
December 15, 2016

In this book, veteran game developers, academics, journalists, and others provide their processes and experiences with level design. Each provides a unique perspective representing multiple steps of the process for interacting with and creating game levels – experiencing levels, designing levels,...

Successful ScrumButt: Learn to Modify Scrum Project Management for Student and Virtual Teams

Noah Dyer
December 13, 2016

Have you ever seen a promising project get abandoned right when it seemed like it was getting ready to launch, or a project that always seemed like it was going to launch "next month," but took many months or even years before it actually launched? Scrum may be the solution to such woes. It is a...

Making Deep Games: Designing Games with Meaning and Purpose

Doris C. Rusch
December 06, 2016

Like movies, television, and other preceding forms of media, video games are undergoing a dynamic shift in its content and perception. While the medium can still be considered in its infancy, the mark of true artistry and conceptual depth is detectable in the evolving styles, various genres and...

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