The best Gaming books covering Game Design, Game Programming, Game Art and more. Focal Press is an imprint of Routledge.

Focal Press publishes a wide range of Gaming books covering Design, Development, History, Audio & Composition, 2D and 3D Art, Narrative and more. Our books are written by professional and academic experts who are dedicated to helping you take your talent to a higher level.

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    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

  • How to Cheat in Maya 2017

    Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

    By Paul Naas

    This is not a book about Maya software with a few animation pointers thrown in here and there. This is a guide to Maya software written by professional animators. This book provides you with complete, set-by-step walkthroughs of essential animation techniques that increase your speed and efficiency…

    Paperback – 2017-01-15
    CRC Press
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  • JavaScript for Sound Artists

    Learn to Code with the Web Audio API

    By William Turner, Steve Leonard

    Learn how to program JavaScript while creating interactive audio applications with JavaScript for Sound Artists: Learn to Code With the Web Audio API! William Turner and Steve Leonard showcase the basics of JavaScript language programing so that readers can learn how to build browser based audio…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13
    Focal Press

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Editorial Contacts

  • Sean Connelly, Executive Editor

    Sean Connelly publishes animation, game design and web design/development titles. These include both professional books and academic textbooks. With 15 years experience in publishing he welcomes new proposals in this area to add to our market leading animation and game design portfolio. Titles on our list include cutting edge software titles and evergreen art and technique books from some of the most widely recognized animators, game designers, and web designers working and teaching in the field today.


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