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Overview

Learn how to animate emotion in your characters and add drama to your animation! Character Emotion in 2D and 3D Animation deals specifically with body language, facial expressions, emotional reactions, and other methods of giving characters emotion. It also deals with adding emotion and drama to a scene or setting. A majority of animation books cover emotion as a side element. Character emotion is a major element that plays a vital role in the believability of the character. Character Emotion in 2D and 3D Animation offers comprehensive coverage of the techniques that can help you create believable emotion in your characters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598633818
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/7/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Les Pardew is a recognized leader in the world of interactive entertainment. He is a video game and entertainment industry veteran with more 20 years of industry experience. His artwork credits encompass film and video production, magazine and book illustration, and more than 100 video game titles, including numerous market-leading choices. Les has also authored or co-authored 13 books on game art and game design for teens, digital art and 2D and 3D animation, drawing, and virtual models. Les started his career in video games doing animation for Magic Johnson Fast Break Basketball for the Commodore 64, He went on to help create several major games, including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Star Wars, Wrestle Mania, NCAA Basketball, Stanley Cup Hockey, Jack Nicklaus Golf, Where in the World/USA is Carmen Sandiego?, StarCraft Brood Wars, Rainbow Six, Cyber Tiger Woods Golf, and many others. An accomplished instructor, Les has taught numerous art and business courses, including teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. As a business leader, Les has founded two separate game development studios. He is also a favorite speaker at video game conferences and events.

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Table of Contents

1) Intro to Emotion: what is emotion and where do we see it in life. 2) Body Language: expressing emotion through large body movements 3) Emotional Reactions: Specific times where extreme emotion is essential 4) Exaggeration: How to emphasize a character's emotion 5) Facial Expressions: Emotion that is shown in the character's face 6) Emotion and Timing: Building up and letting down, emotional waves 7) Emotion is Scenes and Settings: Setting the mood for emotion 8) Tying it All Together: Incorporating emotion into the production

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