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Guide to Computer Animation: for tv, games, multimedia and web (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation) Paperback – 17 Apr 2002

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'This well-written, easy-to-follow guide balances the heart of animation development with the key technical conventions. Visually stunning, it cleverly demonstrates tools and techniques across several digital platforms through the unique perspectives of successful animators. First I recommend challenging yourself with the self-test in Chapter 8, and then read the book from cover to cover. You'll have a blast'
Anne M. White, Principal & Managing Director, TAG Chairperson, BDA/Board of Directors, PROMAX, Los Angeles, CA, USA

'This book is a must for all aspiring animators and for all media production students. I thoroughly recommend it.'
Andrew Daffy, Co-Head 3D Commercials, FrameStore CFC, UK

'A visual treat... What a great resource for people new to the world of computer animation.'
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THE ASSOCIATED WEBSITE provides the moving imagery outcomes of some of the animation discussed in the case studies chapter, where top FrameStore-CRC and 3 Ring Circus creatives give you their invaluable behind the scenes perspectives.In addition there are non-software specific 3D tutorials and direct links to a comprehensive range of related websites with further downloadable resources to make sure you stay up-to-date.Marcia Kuperberg is Deputy Head of the School of Media, Arts & Technology, West Herts College, UK. Contributions are also included from Martin Bowman, Rob Manton and Alan Peacock.

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The first part of this chapter puts animation in context, and in the second part you'll learn important animation concepts that will have a bearing on all the animation you produce. Read the first page
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the character section is fictitious! 2 Oct. 2004
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I actually give this zero stars!!!

Part of this book was written by Martin Bowman, the section about character animation. I happen to know that Mr. Bowman does not know a thing about the subject and he knows that too!

I find it disgusting that a student may have bought this and wasted what little money they have. They are being decieved by this section of the book!! This is meant to be a teaching aid but his section just misinforms. There are plenty of books out there that are a thousand times better and are written buy people that have the knowledge and a wealth of experience of the subject matter they are writing about.
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