Digital animation

    Essential Effects

    By Mauro Maressa

    Paperback £29.39

    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...

    Acting and Character Animation

    By Anna Khan

    Paperback Save £3.05 = £50.94

    Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes...

    Game AI Pro 3

    Hardback Save £3.86 = £58.13

    Game AI Pro3: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals presents state-of-the-art tips, tricks, and techniques drawn from developers of shipped commercial games as well as some of the best-known academics in the field. This book acts as a toolbox of proven techniques coupled with the newest advances in game AI....

    Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated

    By Nancy Beiman

    Paperback Save £0.80 = £31.19

    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 Beiman, with a focus on pre-production, story...

    Story Structure and Development

    By Craig Caldwell

    Paperback £44.66

    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 includes extensive insights and advice from...

    Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion

    By Tom Gasek

    Paperback £31.19

    Single frame film-making has been around as long as film itself. It is the ancestor to modern day special effects and animation. Despite its age-old practice, Single frame film making and stop-motion animation continues to influence media and culture with its magic. Current advances in technology and classic stop motion...

    Art of Captain Underpants

    Hardback Save £9.54 = £20.45

    From DreamWorks Animation comes a movie event based on the best-selling book series by Dav Pilkey. This comedy for the entire family tells the story of 2 pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

    FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition

    By Mike Mattesi

    Paperback Save £1.41 = £36.58

    Bring your artwork to life with the power of the FORCE! Watch, listen, and follow along as Mike Mattesi demonstrates the fundamental FORCE line and explains dynamic figure drawing techniques through 30 videos that are launched through the book's companion App. Packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples, the updated third...

    Acting for Animators

    By Ed Hooks

    Paperback Save £1.31 = £23.68

    This revised edition offers the theories and practices Hooks has developed in his workshops, with expanded coverage of acting in video games, story structure, and the work on emotion in the human face being done by Paul Ekman.

    2D to VR with Unity5 and Google Cardboard

    By Roberto Dillon

    Paperback £37.47

    The book provides an up-to-date introduction to the latest version of Unity and its workflow by guiding readers through various prototypes. These range from 2D to 3D game concepts for PC and mobile, will allow readers to get acquainted with several important concepts and allow them to become competent Unity...

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