Character Animation with Poser Pro / Edition 1

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Character Animation with Poser 7 is written to teach animators, comic artists, web designers, and game developers the fundamentals of character animation. Using the new and powerful animation features of Poser 7, the best-selling 3D figure design software, users will learn how to animate characters by integrating Poser's improved workflow, better posing, lighting and rendering tools, and the all new lip synching feature for making 3D characters talk and sing. The book focuses on teaching high-quality character animation creation based on a Poser-centric integrated software workflow. Beginning with the basics of designing, posing, and accessorizing a character in Poser, users quickly move into using props, adding poses to the library, and creating and applying facial animation. Next they delve into the intricacies of cameras, lights, and rendering. The book also teaches how to integrate Poser with other software effectively such as integrating with Vue Infinite 6 to move characters into breathtaking outdoor environments, and then integrating the Vue scene into Cinema 4D to complete the 3D animation process. This is an essential resource for Poser users wanting to master the new animation functionality and for those wanting to learn character animation techniques in general. Benefits:
• Provides a complete guide to the new animation power of Poser 7
• Teaches how to do everything needed for a complete animation from designing, posing, accessorizing to animating the characters
• Cover Posers Poser's IK, FK and Walk Designer in depth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584505174
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/25/2008
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 357
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

LARRY MITCHELL (Ocoee, FL) has been working as a digital media artist and producer for the past 20 years creating graphics and software for TV shows, arenas, video games, and commercials. He has taught and lectured on computer animation at international conferences and various colleges and high schools, including Orlando College, Valencia Community College, Lyman High School, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and KEIO University. He has also used his animation expertise at Top Gun Entertainment, Panasonic (Osaka Japan), as CEO of Liquid Digital Dream Studios, Inc., and is now the CEO of Liquid Digital Entertainment (

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Principles of Animation; Chapter 2: Advanced Poser Figure Posing; Chapter 3: Basic Poser Character Animation; Chapter 4: Walking and Running; Chapter 5: Animating in Environments; Chapter 6: Lifting and Throwing; Chapter 7: Animating to Reference Video; Chapter 8: Poser and Cinema 4D - Integrated Character Animation; Appendix: Animation Principles Quick Reference

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