Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D / Edition 2

Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D / Edition 2

by Steve Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240520548

ISBN-13: 9780240520544

Pub. Date: 04/12/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Improve your character animation with a mastery of traditional principles and processes including weight and balance, timing, walks, birds, fish, snakes, four legged animals, acting and lip-synch. Traditional animation skills and techniques are presented in both 2D and 3D space. The companion CD features demonstration animations and exercises conducted in each of

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Overview

Improve your character animation with a mastery of traditional principles and processes including weight and balance, timing, walks, birds, fish, snakes, four legged animals, acting and lip-synch. Traditional animation skills and techniques are presented in both 2D and 3D space. The companion CD features demonstration animations and exercises conducted in each of the major animation packages including 3ds Max, LightWave, Maya, and XSI Softimage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240520544
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/12/2007
Series:
Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

introduction to 2D-animation working practice, matter and the animation of inanimate objects, the construction of a simple character, its articulation , and balance, timing, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through and overlapping action with an animated character, human walks and runs, animal walks and runs, animation of fish and snakes, animation of birds, animation of acting — body language, animation of acting — facial expressions, animation of acting — two or more characters, lip-sync. The CD ROM includes 20 fully built and rigged models to animate with; over 50 tutorials on how to build and animate these models; 140 2D and 3D animated movies as examples; 22 live action movies as guidance and a free demo copy of DigiCel FlipBook line test software.

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