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Essential reading for all character animators,
This review is from: The Animator's Survival Kit: A Working Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Computer, Stop-motion, Games and Classical Animators (Applied Arts) (Paperback)
As an animation student, I can't recommend this book highly enough if you seriously want to improve your character animation skills. It really opened my eyes as to how much I still have to learn. This book should be on the top of every animators book list, and have a permenant home on their desk.
Focusing entirely on traditional animation techniques, the advice it offers translates perfectly to all mediums from hand drawn animation to 3D computer animation to whatever else you do.
Entirely hand written in a very light hearted and very funny style and obviously brilliantly illustrated (What else would you expect from Richard Williams), you can't help but become infected with his love for animation.
This book is just overflowing with useful information. It's certainly not like most other animation books I've seen which provide you with a few useful techniques, and then become assigned to gather dust on your bookshelf. After owning this book for many months I'm still returning to it again and again and again, and gaining new thing from it each time. With all the examples and techniques to try out, I've not even got half way through yet.