3D Animation Essentials
By Andy Beane
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: January 2012
Pages: 350

Learn 3D Animation Quickly and Easily

3D Animation Essentials covers the fundamentals of 3Danimation and computer graphics (CG) and teaches you what it takesto become a professional. You'll learn how animators createinteractive 3D and CG for movies, television, games, tablets, andsmartphones, as well as how to design products that can be printedin 3D. Whether you're contemplating a career as a 3D artist or justexpanding your skills, this is the perfect primer on what you needto know.

Learn these 3D animation essentials—and more:

  • Digital imaging and video terms and concepts

  • The production pipeline, start to finish

  • Essential equipment—hardware, software, and more

  • The basics of stories, scripts, and storyboards

  • Creating 3D models, adding texture maps, and lighting

  • Rigging, skinning, animating, and rendering

  • Future technologies, such as motion performance capture andreal-time 3D

  • How to get your foot in the door in today's market

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives

  • Step-by-step tutorials

  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations

  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggestedexercises

  • Downloadable exercise files

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