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  • Visual Storytelling with Color and Light

    By Michael Humphries

    Though digital technology will continue to advance the way art is created, traditional mediums and techniques will remain fundamental to creating art. This holds true for gouache, (opaque watercolor}, acrylic, and many other mediums. Traditional mediums have had a hand in the creation of some of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-21 
    CRC Press

  • Procedural Generation in Game Design

    Edited by Tanya Short, Tarn Adams

    Making a game can be an intensive process, and if not planned accurately can easily run over budget. The use of procedural generation in game design can help with the intricate and multifarious aspects of game development; thus facilitating cost reduction. This form of development enables games to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Story Structure and Development

    A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

    By Craig Caldwell

    Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    CRC Press

  • Game AI Pro 3

    Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals

    Edited by Steve Rabin

    This book discusses cutting-edge game AI techniques primarily from game developers of shipped commercial games. Topics include AI architectures, steering and path finding, tactics/strategy, genre specific techniques, gesture recognition, and learning techniques. The book includes about 60 articles…

    Hardback – 2017-05-31 
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

    Edited by Zan Gao

    As technology becomes an ever more prevalent part of everyday life and population-based physical activity programmes seek new ways to increase lifelong engagement with physical activity, so the two have become increasingly linked. This book offers a thorough, critical examination of emerging…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Physical Activity and Health

  • How to Cheat in Blender 2.7x

    By Alan Thorn

    Blender is a vast and customizable 3D-modeling application used by many artists across creative industries, from television to games. This newest book, in Alan Thorn’s How to Cheat series, offers insightful and bite-sized power-tips to help you develop Blender mastery. More than five hundred…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    CRC Press
    How To Cheat

  • Acting for Animators

    4th Edition

    By Ed Hooks

    Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Storytelling for Interactive Digital Media and Video Games

    By Nicholas B. Zeman

    The evolution of story-telling is as old as the human race; from the beginning, when our ancestors first gathered around a campfire to share wondrous tales through oral traditions, to today, with information and stories being shared through waves and filling screens with words and images. Stories…

    Paperback – 2017-04-19 
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Holistic Game Development with Unity

    An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming, 2nd Edition

    By Penny de Byl

    Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity 5. Bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to…

    Paperback – 2017-04-12 
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • 3D Game Environments

    Create Professional 3D Game Worlds, 2nd Edition

    By Luke Ahearn

    From a steamy jungle to a modern city, or even a sci-fi space station, 3D Game Environments is the ultimate resource to help you create AAA quality art for a variety of game worlds. Primarily using Photoshop and 3ds Max, students will learn to create realistic textures from photo source and a…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11 
    A K Peters/CRC Press

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

    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 – 2017-04-07 
    CRC Press

  • 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

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