Mastering 3D Animation

Mastering 3D Animation

Mastering 3D Animation

Riveting illustrations and step-by-step instructions show animators at .all levels how to create professional, studio-quality 3D models and animations in this easy-to-follow guide that includes a CD-ROM. From basic to advanced information, this handbook covers it all: NURBS and polygon modeling/animating; deformation tools; modeling human figures and expressive facial animation; lighting, surfacing, composition, and special effects. Exercises are provided in a non-software/non-platform-specific format to encourage readers to experiment with their own technology. A huge number of illustrations along with sample animations on a CD-ROM make this a book no aspiring animator, pro, or teacher should be without.

Review
"...a well thought out, creatively conceived resource for any artist wanting to explore the field of 3D design and animation." -- Chris Tome, technical editor, 3D Magazine

“An absolutely wonderful book...A must-have for learning this skill and an excellent reference for more advanced users.” -- James Houska, lead 3D character animator, Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics

“Mastering 3D Animation is a wonderful training manual... My compliments to Peter Ratner for conveying many complicated techniques in an understandable way.” -- Franklin Londin, CG supervisor, Digital Domain

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