Animation: Animation

  • Acting for Animators

    2nd Edition

    By Ed Hooks

    Ed Hooks' indispensable acting guidebook for animators has been fully updated and improved! Hooks uses basic acting theory to explain everything from character movement and facial expressions to interaction and scene construction. Just as acting on film and on stage are very different disciplines,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 

  • Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion

    The Guide to Non-Puppet Photographic Animation Techniques, Second Edition

    By Tom Gasek

    Single frame film-making has been around as long as film itself. It is the ancestor to modern day special effects and animation. Despite its age-old practice, Single frame film making and stop-motion animation continues to influence media and culture with its magic. Current advances in technology…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30 
    CRC Press

  • Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts, third Edition

    By Nancy Beiman

    Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed with illustrations that illuminate and a text that entertains and informs, Prepare to Board, 3rd edition presents the methods and techniques of animation master, Nancy…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23 
    CRC Press

  • Professional Manga Character Design

    Taking Your Characters to the Next Level

    By Tania del Rio

    Paperback – 2017-03-15 
    Focal Press

  • FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing

    10th Anniversary Edition

    By Mike Mattesi

    Bring your artwork to life with the power of the FORCE! Watch, listen, and follow along as Mike Mattesi demonstrates the fundamental FORCE line and explains dynamic figure drawing techniques. Packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples, the updated third edition of FORCE features an all-new…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15 
    CRC Press
    Force Drawing Series

  • Film Animation

    Concepts and Production

    By Hannes Rall

    Let Hannes Rall guide you through the fascinating world of animated film. Whether script and storyboarding, figure drawing or character design: the successful animator uses numerous exclusive Illustrations to explain each step of the conception – from the creative building blocks to modern…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06 
    CRC Press

  • How to Cheat in 3ds Max 201X: Get Spectacular Results Fast

    Get Spectacular Results Fast, 2nd Edition

    By Michael McCarthy

    Paperback – 2017-03-01 
    Focal Press

  • Creating Graphics for Game and Animation with Adobe Illustrator CC

    Assets, Environments and Characters

    By Kathleen Andler

    Want to learn how to create realistic weapons, awesome alien environments or characters that rock without wasting your time on things you already know? Although intended to be a classroom textbook, the book will also appeal to anyone interested in learning how to create graphics for game design.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-26 
    Focal Press

  • The TVPaint Handbook for Animators

    Bitmap Brushes, Watercolors, and Pencils

    By Chad Essley

    Paperback – 2017-02-26 
    Focal Press

  • Bringing Animals to Life

    A Personal Approach and Practical Strategies from a Disney Animator

    By Russ Edmonds

    Animals are just as much a part of animation as they ever were, but many of today’s artists, stuck inside wrestling with software, miss out on the real-world interaction necessary to properly design and animate these four-legged friends. In Bringing Animals to Life, veteran Disney animator Russ…

    Paperback – 2017-02-26 
    Focal Press

  • Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation

    3rd Edition

    By Susannah Shaw

    Stop motion animation is a challenging and time-consuming skill that requires patience, adaptability, and a close eye to detail. Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation, 3rd Edition is the essential guide to help stop motion animators overcome these challenges of this highly-skilled…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Focal Press

  • Essential Effects

    Water, Fire, Wind, and More

    By Mauro Maressa

    Animate the world around you! Follow along with veteran Disney effects artist Mauro Maressa as he teaches you how to create and animate natural phenomena like water, fire, smoke, lightning, lava, mud, and wind. Essential Effects will help you plan, draw, design, and animate traditional 2D effects,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-15
    CRC Press

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