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3D Game Animation For Dummies
     

3D Game Animation For Dummies

by Kelly L. Murdock
 

* For readers intrigued by 3D video games as a hobby or a potential career, this book offers an introduction to the world of 3D game animation and provides step-by-step instructions on creating storyboards, scenery, characters, and even software

• Cover topics such as working with 3D coordinates, keyframing, NURBS modeling, lighting, rigging, skinning,

Overview

* For readers intrigued by 3D video games as a hobby or a potential career, this book offers an introduction to the world of 3D game animation and provides step-by-step instructions on creating storyboards, scenery, characters, and even software

• Cover topics such as working with 3D coordinates, keyframing, NURBS modeling, lighting, rigging, skinning, particle effects, and more

• Video game sales exceeded the movie industry's box office draw last year by $1 billion

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Want to use your skills as an artist in the multibillion-dollar video game industry? Not sure where to start? Start with 3D Game Animation for Dummies. Kelly Murdock introduces everything from core technical skills to job hunting.

Murdock starts by explaining the tools and processes associated with 3D game content development. Then, download the book’s practice files and the free Maya Personal Learning Edition, and get to work: designing interfaces, modeling scenery and props, adding details with materials, creating realistic environments with textures and lighting.

Next, Murdock turns to designing, modeling, and animating characters, introducing techniques ranging from keyframing to morphing. There’s a full section on cut scenes: high-quality 3D animations that appear upfront and between levels, helping you deepen your storyline. Simple, friendly, and surprisingly thorough, this book really can jump-start your 3D animation career. Bill Camarda, from the August 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764587894
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
399
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Kelly L. Murdock has written about computer topics ranging from multimedia to JavaScript. He has also created 3D models for feature films and worked as a freelance 3D artist.

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