You've tackled the basics. You can blend textures and manipulate vertex buffers with the best of them. So what now? Advanced Animation with DirectX will show you how to move beyond the basics and into the amazing world of advanced animation techniques. Get ready to jump right in, because this book starts off with a bang. There is no time wasted on basic concepts that you've already mastered. Instead, you'll learn the techniques you need to create seamless timing, skeletal animations, and cloth simulations. Don't let the pros have all the fun! With Advanced Animation with DirectX by your side, you'll learn how to use cutting-edge animation techniques, from real-time cloth simulations and lip-synced facial animation to animated textures and a physics-based rag-doll animation system. If you're bored with the basics and ready to get down to the nitty-gritty of truly spectacular animation with DirectX, you've come to the right place.
About the Author
Jim Adams has been programming since age nine. For the past 22 years, he has worked various jobs in the business and entertainment industry. He stays active in the game programming community by writing technical articles and moderating a message forum on www.gamedev.net. He has contributed to several books on game development and maintains a core library of DirectX functions to assist in game development. Jim is the author of the book Programming Role Playing Game with DirectX and Advanced Animation with DirectX, both published by Premier Press.