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Overview

Within the world of video games, characters become almost living entities. Through the use of logic and artificial intelligence, the video-game character is able to act and react to each situation. As the designer, you hold the character's creative expression in your control. Game Character Animation All in One is a comprehensive guide to the techniques of developing and animating amazing characters for your games. It covers not only introductory-level character-design techniques, but also advanced character-creation and animation topics. With an 8-page color insert showcasing game-character design, this book is a detailed guide to creating exciting, believable, engaging characters for your games.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598630640
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/27/2006
  • Edition description: BK & DVD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Les Pardew was born and grew up in Idaho. His home town was a small farming community where he learned the benefits of hard work. His graduating high school class only numbered 33 individuals. From this small beginning Les has grown to become a recognized leader in interactive entertainment.

Les Pardew is a video game and entertainment industry veteran with over 20 years of industry experience. His artwork includes film and video production, magazine and book illustration and more than 100 video game titles. He is the author or co-author of eight books.
Game Art for Teens Beginning Illustration and Storyboarding Game Design for Teens Mastering Digital Art The Animation Reference Book Basic Drawing for Games Game Art for Teens 2nd Edition Beginning Game Art in 3ds max Everyone Should Draw Game Character Animation All In One Figure Drawing With Virtual Models Maya 3ds Max Side-by-Side

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 Nicholas Golf , Where in the World/USA is Carman Sandiego, Starcraft Broodwars, Rainbow six and Cyber Tiger Woods Golf to name a few.

Les is an accomplished teacher having taught numerous art and business courses including teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management.

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Table of Contents

1. Game characters 2. Character design 1 3. Character design 2 4. Maya 5. Character modeling 1 6. Character modeling 2 7. Texturing characters 8. Rigging the model 9. Character animation 10. Advanced character building techniques

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