Animation from Pencils to Pixels: Classical Techniques for Digital Animators
Just add talent.
This book gives today's digital animators all the lessons they never had-classical animation techniques used by the most original animators of our time.
Animation from Pencils to Pixels is the most comprehensive book on the principles, processes, and profession of animation ever written. Within the covers of this one book is just about everything required to conceive, produce, direct, animate, assemble, publish, and distribute an animated film.
The tips and techniques in this book are timeless and applicable whether you want to make a 2D or 3D film, or a Web-based animation or a game.
The book includes a comprehensive DVD containing a full version of the author's film, "Endangered Species," which showcases the great and classic moments of animation's history. In addition there is an extensive analysis section on "Endangered Species," explaining how the film was made on a scene-by-scene basis, using movie clips and other demo material to illustrate the text. Completing the DVD is a unique and informative section on 'repetitive stress disorder' for animators (mega-hurts), which will help make the entire process of animation a much more enjoyable and pain free experience for the long term professional.
The appendix of the book includes a complete course structure, which educators and independent students may follow.
* Valuable DVD contains a complete animated film made by the author and teaches how to apply the techniques in this book!
* Chock full of tips and secrets from this award-winning animation veteran
* The glossary of animation-related terms is worth its weight in gold
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2 Character Design
3 Project Financing
4 Rules of Filmmaking
5 Soundtrack Recording and Editing
6 Storyboarding and Animatics
7 Digital Desktop Production
8 Principles of Animation
9 Animating Step by Step
12 Finessing 2D Animation
13 2D Vector Animation
14 The Paperless Animation Studio
15 3D Overview
16 Creating 3D Movement
A Oh I Almost Forgot
10 2D Animation Overview
11 2D Animation Basics
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