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Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects Paperback – 15 Aug 2003

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Revised edition edition (15 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471430366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471430360
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 2.1 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,202,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Oh man, is this book beautiful! ( Gamasutra, 4/20/2004)

an excellent technical reference (M2 Best Books, May 2004)

"...will take you step–by–step through the process of creating your very own 3D animations, with illustrations from the leading animation houses..." (PC Home, Issue 139, 2003)

"...a must–read book if you re interested in 3D..." (MacFormat, 30 Octobeer 2003)

truly gorgeous looking detailed, professional and very, very colourful (Digital Creative Arts, November 2003)

well illustrated layout is effective order of topics logical and intuitive TechBook Report, November 2003)

" offers step–by–step guidelines to the entire process of creating a fully rendered 3D computer animation or still image." (Digital Arts, October 2007)


This book gives an insightful, up-to-date look at creating in the digital environment. In a practical, easy-to-understand format, "The Art of 3-D Computer Animation and Effects" covers every aspect of creating and outputting fully rendered three-dimensional computer still images or animations, including visual effects for live action. Along with helpful insights into the newest techniques available in the latest software programs and hardware, this new edition provides solid conceptual and critical basics through a combination of technical explanations and creative techniques.Creative vision can be brought to life on the screen through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach supported by full-color sample work by such leading companies as Pixar Animation Studios, Square, DreamWorks SKG, Fox, Disney, and many independent artists and studios. Isaac Victor Kerlow (Los Angeles, CA) is Director of Digital Production at the Walt Disney Company and a longtime active member of SIGGRAPH and the Visual Effects Society.

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