Animation:Master 2002: A Complete Guide

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Charles River Media, 2002 - Computers - 569 pages
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Whether you are just beginning in 3D or are new to Animation: Master, you'll learn the skills and fundamentals needed to master this incredibly powerful, low-cost program. Beginning with a detailed review of the tools, Animation: Master 2002: A Complete Guide leads you through the important features of the program and explains when and how to use them. Once you're comfortable with the tools, you'll get started with the basics of modeling, bones, and action. From there you'll explore character modeling for animation, and set and environment modeling. With these skills and techniques, you'll be ready to journey through the tutorials and hands-on practice with constraints, relationships, animation, lighting, surfacing, and rendering. In the last section of the book, you'll find more advanced topics to really push your skills to the next level, including special effects, workarounds, and a project case study. This is the one resource you'll need to go beyond the basics with Animation: Master 2002.

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Dave Rogers set up Danercon Ltd in 2004 - having previously worked for a multinational company for 23 years. During his industrial career, Dave spent time working in research and development and in the manufacturing division. His research experience involved product component research, product design and the implementation of process verification equipment. Dave s manufacturing experience covers the product issues of day-to-day manufacture and product design as part of a waste reduction effort, as well as leading a process research and development group of some 20 engineers and scientists. Dave holds a Bachelor and Doctorate Degree in Chemistry, and Fellowships with the Royal Society of Chemistry, The Royal Photographic Society and The British Institute of Professional Photography (the latter by invitation). He was Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster 2002 05. Dave is a long-term school governor - having recently completed 15 years as primary school governor. He has written or edited 13 books. Two are war-related, which he edited for his father; a third wartime book was co-written by Dave and his father. This is Dave s fifth book for Helion - having previously written Top Secret. British Boffins in World War One, Men Amidst the Madness British Technology Development in World War Two, Destination D-Day preparations for the invasion of North-West Europe 1944 and Rebuilding Britain The aftermath of World War Two.

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