Animation the Basic Principles Book on CD

Animation the Basic Principles w/CD
SKU: SKU00060-CD
$40.00

All the basic principles of animation are here, clearly explained with lots of illustrations and make 'em yourself flipbooks and access to over 45 Quicktime movies of each of the examples on this CD along with Brian's lectures.

There are 24 different example based assignments in this book for you to do. If you're trying to get into an animation school or just learning how to animate so you can do some of your own Flash animation, this is a must have CD book!

This CD book is over 300 pages and covers all the basic principles of animated motion.

Just like all his other books, this one is written for High School and College level students interested in getting into the animation industry. This is a great CD book if you want to get into an animation college program and want a head start over everyone else. This is also the best tool for learning animation at home for those who aren't taking classes!

There is no easy 1-2-3 step process here! This exhaustively goes through and explains all the thought processes that go into animating.

The CD Book is broken up into two sections:
Section One introduces you to the terms and theories behind the different principles.

  •  Keys & Extremes
  •  Inbetweens
  •  Exposure Sheets
  •  Timing Charts
  •  Slo-in & Slo-out
  •  Cycles
  •  Arcs
  •  Squash & Stretch
  •  Descending Energy
  •  Weight
  •  Follow Through
  •  Secondary Action
  •  Successive Breaking of Joints
  •  Anticipation / Action / Reaction
  •  Overlapping Action
  •  Animatng Emotions
  •  Your Work Process
  •  Flipping
  •  Drawing Principles

    Section Two takes you through 24 different assignments that will teach you all the basic principles:

  • 1 - Mechanical Movement
  • 2 - Slo-in & Slo-out
  • 3 - Perpetual Ball Bounce
  • 4 - Descending Energy Ball
  • 5 - Pendulum Swing
  • 6 - Overlapping Action
  • 7 - Stationary Seaweed
  • 8 - Overlapping Pendulum
  • 9 - Perspective Pendulum
  • 10 - Anticipation / Reaction
  • 11 - Sliding Seaweed
  • 12 - Bowling Ball Drop 13 - Balloon Drop
  • 14 - Double Ball Bounce
  • 15 - Box Fold
  • 16 - Arm Point
  • 17 - Single Arm Swing
  • 18 - Double Arm Swing
  • 19 - Leg Walk Cycle
  • 20 - Character Walk Cycle
  • 21 - Run Cycle
  • 22 - Head Rotation
  • 23 - Jump Cycle
  • 24 - Character Sidestep

    Each assignment has a flip book that you can make so you can see the action. Not only that, but you can access the CD versions of each of the assignments as Quicktime animations. You can use the slide control to single frame the drawings to see how it was done.

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