Animation Tips and Tricks for Windows and Macintosh

Animation Tips and Tricks for Windows and Macintosh

by Don Foley, Melora Foley
     
 

Outlined with full-color, step-by-step instructions are guidelines on a host of techniques from faking visual retention to mapping faces onto models. The techniques are designed to add drama and impact to animations and to get your own creative juices flowing so you can customize the concepts into your own animation extravaganza. In these pages, you will find scores…  See more details below

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Outlined with full-color, step-by-step instructions are guidelines on a host of techniques from faking visual retention to mapping faces onto models. The techniques are designed to add drama and impact to animations and to get your own creative juices flowing so you can customize the concepts into your own animation extravaganza. In these pages, you will find scores of tips on how to add special effects to your animations, as well as prepare files for video, the World Wide Web, and print. The tips are designed so they will work on any platform with most modeling, animation, and editing programs. Included with the book is a CD-ROM that works with both Windows and Macintosh computers. The disk is filled with models, sounds, textures, and backgrounds to help you create your own productions. This book is for anyone, from novice to expert, who is looking for creative input for improving their animations.

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Library Journal
This is a great book on doing animation on both Macs and Windows machines. The Foleys take up where their last book, Animation & 3D Modeling on the Macintosh (Peachpit, 1995), left off, and this might be considered a mid-level book. They discuss the sort of people who will want to do the tricks and the hardware and software needed and then get on to the tricks themselves, which range from fly throughs to animated gifs, 3D forests, facades, midi files, texture maps, motion blurs, and more. Best of all, they advocate that most animating needs can be met with basic graphic arts software. For medium and large collections in both public and academic libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201696431
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
11/26/1997
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.44(d)

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