Animation Products

  • Physics for Animators

    By Michele Bousquet

    Achieving believable motion in animation requires an understanding of physics that most of us missed out on in art school. Although animators often break the laws of physics for comedic or dramatic effect, you need to know which laws you’re breaking in order to make it work. And while large studios…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09 
    Focal Press

  • Animation: A World History

    The Complete Set

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s three-volume Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just…

    Pack – 2015-11-11 
    Focal Press

  • Animation: A World History

    Volume I: Foundations - The Golden Age

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Focal Press

  • Animation: A World History

    Volume II: The Birth of a Style - The Three Markets

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Focal Press

  • Animation: A World History

    Volume III: Contemporary Times

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Focal Press

  • 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft

    Exploring 3D Printing, Scanning, Sculpting and Milling

    By Bridgette Mongeon

    The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Focal Press

  • The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators

    By Andreas Deja

    Learn from the men who changed animation forever. Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately call his "Nine Old Men," were known for creating Disney’s most famous works, as well as refining the 12 basic principles of animation. Follow master animator and Disney legend Andreas Deja…

    Hardback – 2015-09-23 
    Focal Press

  • Simplifying Perspective

    A Step-by-Step Guide for Visual Artists

    By Robert Pastrana

    Master the art of linear perspective. If you’re an animator, illustrator, comic book artist, game artist or anything in between, you need to be able to create images that accurately and realistically show space, dimension and form. Simplifying Perspective is the one and only guide that…

    Paperback – 2014-12-18
    Focal Press

  • Hybrid Animation

    Integrating 2D and 3D Assets, 2nd Edition

    By Tina O'Hailey

    Expand your imagination by letting go of the limitations of traditional animation mediums, software packages, or workflows and integrating 2D and 3D assets. With the updated and expanded second edition of Hybrid Animation you’ll learn how to choose the techniques that best express the artistic and…

    Paperback – 2014-11-24
    Focal Press

  • Digital Mayhem 3D Machine Techniques

    Where Inspiration, Techniques and Digital Art meet

    Edited by Duncan Evans

    Inspire your own creativity with Digital Mayhem 3D Machine Techniques. Compiled by Duncan Evans, founder of 3D Artist Magazine, this book is the next installment of the Digital Mayhem series. Explore, page after page, spectacular machine images created by the industry’s top talent. With over 500…

    Paperback – 2014-11-04
    Focal Press

  • Animate to Harmony

    The Independent Animator's Guide to Toon Boom

    By Adam Phillips

    Want to create studio-quality work and get noticed? Just coming off Flash and looking for a Toon Boom intro? Are you a traditional pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the final render, learn how to navigate the Toon Boom interface to create animation that can be published on a variety of…

    Paperback – 2014-10-08
    Focal Press

  • The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators

    A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers

    By Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.

    Focal Press' Pocket Lawyer series serves as a legal toolkit for independent producers and artists in the creative industries. The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
    Focal Press

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