Tradigital Blender: A CG Animator's Guide to Applying the Classic Principles of Animation

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Art - 300 pages
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Expand your animation toolkit with foundational animation techniques, software expertise, professional best-practices, proven and time-tested work flows. Roland Hess, a leading Blender artist and instructor, expertly navigates you through Blender's character animation systems and controls, with a focus on each of the classical principles of animation like timing, anticipation, appeal, staging, exaggeration, squash and stretch and much more. Unique from other software titles, the Tradigital series offers a specific tool-set of practical instruction and foundational knowledge that all great animators will need to know. Expand your digital workflow to include the practical resources with the robust companion web site that include demonstrations, project files, links to further resources, available at http://www.focalpress.com/cw/hess-9780240817576/.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 An Introduction to Character Animation in Blender
1
CHAPTER 2 Your Tool Kit
23
CHAPTER 3 How to Not Waste Your Time
61
CHAPTER 4 Basic Posing and Key Framing
99
CHAPTER 5 Anticipation FollowThrough and Other Interesting Poses
145
CHAPTER 6 Interpolation Timing Breakdowns and Velocity
173
CHAPTER 7 Fine Tuning Motion
199
CHAPTER 8 A Second Pass
219
CHAPTER 9 Straight Ahead Animation
247
CHAPTER 10 Animation Extras
265
Animation Playback and Rendering
291
Index
297
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Roland Hess is the leading expert on Blender. He is one of a handful of people who has been involved with Blender since its inception, and is a key voice in the community. Hess brings a unique perspective to Blender instruction that bridges the difficult gap between technical knowledge and artistic expression. Hess wrote Focal Press titles: Animating with Blender (2009) and Tradigital Blender (2011)

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