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AI for Games, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Ian Millington
March 26, 2019

AI is an integral part of every video game. This book helps professionals keep up with the constantly evolving technological advances in the fast growing game industry and equips students with up-to-date information they need to jumpstart their careers. This revised and updated Third Edition...

Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook

1st Edition

Tom Sito
March 22, 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...

Procedural Storytelling in Game Design

1st Edition

Tanya X. Short, Tarn Adams
March 13, 2019

This edited collection of chapters concerns the evolving discipline of procedural storytelling in video games. Games are an interactive medium, and this interplay between author, player and machine provides new and exciting ways to create and tell stories. In each essay, practitioners of this...

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...

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox

1st Edition

Tobias Heussner
February 28, 2019

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox continues where the Game Narrative Toolbox ended. While the later covered the basics of writing for games, the Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox will cover techniques for the intermediate and professional writer. The book will cover topics such as how to adapt a...

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,...

Game of X Volume 1 and Game of X v.2 Standard set

1st Edition

Rusel DeMaria
February 07, 2019

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic games. This is the third installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Super Mario World. Written in a readable format; this game breaks down nicely into relatively short, separate sections. Reverse Design:...

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...

Developing Creative Content for Games

1st Edition

Greg Johnson
January 29, 2019

This book provides readers with a solid understanding of game development, design, narrative, charaterization, plot, back story and world creation elements that are crucial for game writers and designers as they create a detailed world setting, adventure, characters, narrative and plot suitable for...

Infinite Animation: The Life and Work of Adam Beckett

1st Edition

Pamela Taylor Turner
January 28, 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...

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