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Animating with Blender

How to Create Short Animations from Start to Finish

Book2009

Author:

D. Roland Hess

Animating with Blender

How to Create Short Animations from Start to Finish

Book2009

 

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Blender has become one of the most popular 3D and animation tools on the market, with over 2 million users, and it is free! Animating with Blender is the definitive resource for cr ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - An Overview of the Short Animation Process

    Pages 1-11

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    Chapter 2 - Story Story Story

    Pages 13-24

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    Chapter 3 - Organization

    Pages 25-27

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    Chapter 4 - Storyboarding and the Story Reel

    Pages 29-56

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    Chapter 5 - Character Design and Creation

    Pages 57-76

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    Chapter 6 - Libraries and Linking

    Pages 77-96

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    Chapter 7 - Rough Sets, Blocking, and an Animatic

    Pages 97-115

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    Chapter 8 - Good Sound

    Pages 117-126

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    Chapter 9 - Rigging and Skinning

    Pages 127-159

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    Chapter 10 - Facial Motion and Controls

    Pages 161-185

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    Chapter 11 - Animation

    Pages 187-214

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    Chapter 12 - Lip Sync

    Pages 215-222

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    Chapter 13 - Final Sets and Backgrounds

    Pages 223-241

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    Chapter 14 - Simulation

    Pages 243-286

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    Chapter 15 - Rendering and Compositing

    Pages 287-324

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    Chapter 16 - Final Edit and Output

    Pages 325-343

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    Afterword

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    Appendix

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    Index

    Pages 347-352

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Publisher's Note: Transferred to Taylor & Francis as of 2012

Description

Blender has become one of the most popular 3D and animation tools on the market, with over 2 million users, and it is free! Animating with Blender is the definitive resource for creating short animation projects from scratch, the ideal platform for experimenting with animation.

Blender expert and author Roland Hess walks you through the entire process of creating a short animation, from writing to storyboarding and blocking, through character creation, animation and rendering.

Blender has become one of the most popular 3D and animation tools on the market, with over 2 million users, and it is free! Animating with Blender is the definitive resource for creating short animation projects from scratch, the ideal platform for experimenting with animation.

Blender expert and author Roland Hess walks you through the entire process of creating a short animation, from writing to storyboarding and blocking, through character creation, animation and rendering.

Key Features

* Learn the ropes from Roland Hess, one of Blender's developers and a community guru for this FREE animation program, which was used in the previz for Spiderman 2

* Create a single short animation project from start to finish, take an in-depth look into how all of the Blender tools work together

* Study, pick apart and reuse all of the files from the animation referenced throughout the book, with the Blender software and sample animation files included on the companion DVD

* Learn the ropes from Roland Hess, one of Blender's developers and a community guru for this FREE animation program, which was used in the previz for Spiderman 2

* Create a single short animation project from start to finish, take an in-depth look into how all of the Blender tools work together

* Study, pick apart and reuse all of the files from the animation referenced throughout the book, with the Blender software and sample animation files included on the companion DVD

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ISBN

978-0-240-81079-9

Language

English

Published

2009

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Focal Press

Authors

D. Roland Hess