Computer Animation: A Whole New World: Groundbreaking Work From Today's Top Animation Studios

Computer Animation: A Whole New World: Groundbreaking Work From Today's Top Animation Studios

Computer Animation: A Whole New World: Groundbreaking Work from Today's Top Animation Studios

Welcome to the renaissance of animation. The box office success of Toy Story has inspired a whole new generation of boundary-breaking work. Featuring eleven of today's top studios and software development firms, Computer Animation: A Whole New World lets you witness the animation process firsthand. Animators discuss their creative process and techniques for bringing a project from the drawing board to the screen. The evolution of big screen projects and commercials, plus the cutting edge of research and development is shown through sketches, screen-shots, and selected key segments of animated effects. Tips and tricks of the trade relating to tools, color, sound, and more are featured, as well as galleries of new work.

Chapters include:

--A brief history of the industry

--Step-by-step breakdowns of animation projects-from concept to completion

--An inside look at eleven top animation studios and software developers, including Pixar, Microsoft Softimage, Industrial Light & Magic, Mainframe, Medialab, Pacific Data Images, Alias/Wavefront, and many more.

About the Author
Rita Street began her career in animation with a sales position at Expanded Entertainment, the film distribution company for independent animated shorts. Since then...

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