Guide to Computer Animation (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation)
Learn the complete animation basics and see just how the computer has impacted on this medium and how «digital convergence» affects you, the animator. Benefit from behind the scenes case studies from top Framestore and 3 Ring Circus animators, plus a chapter for 3D beginners illustrating how to create a 3D room and its contents step-by-step. Furthermore, you are given tips on creating a targeted CV and showreel if your aim is to gain a foothold in the fast expanding and exciting games industry. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, with details on what is needed to create animation for whichever medium you working in and inspirational animation examples, this book will ensure you are fully equipped to compete in this fast moving field.
‘This well-written, easy-to-follow guide balances the heart of animation development with the key technical conventions. Visually stunning, it cleverly demonstrates tools and techniques across several digital platforms through the unique perspectives of successful animators. First I recommend challenging yourself with the self-test in Chapter 8, and then read the book from cover to cover. You’ll have a blast’ -Anne M. White, Principal & Managing Director, TAG Chairperson, BDA/Board of Directors, PROMAX, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘This book is a must for all aspiring animators and for all media production students. I thoroughly recommend it.’ -Andrew Daffy, Co-Head 3D Commercials, FrameStore CFC, UK
About the Author
Marcia has over 30 years of experience as an artist, art director, animator and teacher. Her award winning productions have appeared worldwide in film festivals and on television.