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Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts

Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts

By Tina O'Hailey

Rigging a character can be a complicated undertaking. Move from a bi-pedal character to a quad- or poly-pedal and, well, things just got real. Where do you begin? Unlike all of those button-pushing manuals out there, Rig it Right! breaks down rigging so that you can achieve a fundamental...

Published February 25th 2013 by Focal Press

How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS6

How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS6

By Chris Georgenes

Editor's note, 1/15/2013: We have discovered an error with the Table of Contents and are currently working on correcting it. If you find an error in your book, please visit the companion site http://www.focalpress.com/books/details/9780240522500/ for the correct version. Whether you are...

Published November 20th 2012 by Focal Press

How to Cheat in Maya 2013

How to Cheat in Maya 2013

By Eric Luhta, Kenny Roy

All professional animators know a handful of secrets that give them an edge in a production environment. "How to Cheat in Maya" puts these secrets in your hands! Learn time and energy-saving techniques tested in real Hollywood productions in this book, jam-packed with screenshots and scene files...

Published July 8th 2012 by Focal Press

Directing for Animation

Directing for Animation

By Tony Bancroft

There's no class in art school that can teach you this. Believe it or not, there's a lot more to directing a great animated film than beautiful illustrations and cool characters. You need to bring out your inner creative visionary and take your savvy leadership skills to the front lines - being...

Published September 8th 2013 by Focal Press

Character Mentor

Character Mentor

By Tom Bancroft

You've researched your character extensively, tailored her to your audience, sketched hundreds of versions, and now you lean back content as you gaze at your final character model sheet. But now what? Whether you want to use her in an animated film, ...

Published April 23rd 2012 by Focal Press

HTML5

HTML5

By Matthew David

Implement the powerful multimedia and interactive capabilities offered by HTML5, including style control tools, illustration tools, video, audio, and rich media solutions. Understand how HTML5 is changing the web development game with this project-based book that shows you-not just tells you-what...

Published September 23rd 2012 by Focal Press

Mobile Digital Art

Mobile Digital Art

By David Scott Leibowitz

Learn how to create beautiful artwork on your iPad or iPhone. Over 65 expert artists from around the world will show you how they created their original art, from inspiration and conceptualization, to the creation of the final image. Using step-by-step examples and easy-to-follow tutorials, you'll...

Published April 22nd 2013 by Focal Press

Pushing Pixels

Pushing Pixels

By Chris Georgenes

You've got the cheats, tutorials, and how-tos. What else do you need? Go above and beyond those stop-gaps and step-by-steps with Pushing Pixels, the real-world guide to developing dynamic and fun content from conception to deployment. Whether you are animating for a short, a fun cartoon, or a...

Published November 15th 2012 by Focal Press

The Animator's Eye

The Animator's Eye

By Francis Glebas

Enhance your animated features and shorts with this polished guide to channeling your vision and imagination from a former Disney animator and director. Learn how to become a strong visual storyteller through better use of color, volume, shape, shadow, and light - as well as discover how to tap...

Published September 23rd 2012 by Focal Press

Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend

Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend

By Alannah Moore

Having a website built can be a complicated and expensive undertaking. For large businesses this is a necessary expense, but for the ever-increasing number of independents and small businesses, this can easily be handled by the intrepid amateur. In Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a...

Published June 25th 2013 by Focal Press


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