Understanding Animation

Author: Paul Wells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136158731
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 280
View: 2853
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Vom 2D-Trickfilm zum 3D-Animationsfilm

Eine ästhetische Analyse
Author: Sabine Kessel
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640394534
Page: 28
View: 4723
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 11 (2,0), Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Veranstaltung: Hollywood and the Digital Image, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die folgende Arbeit beschaftigt sich mit der asthetischen Entwicklung von zweidimensionalen Trickfilmen und dreidimensionalen computergenerierten Animationsfilmen unter besonderer Betrachtung der Filme The Lion King (1993), Toy Story (1995) und Ice Age (2002). Zu Beginn wird der Animationsfilm an sich definiert, was die Besonderheiten beim Animationsfilm gegenuber dem herkommlichen Spielfilm sind, was einen Animationsfilm ausmacht und wie sich der Animationsfilm in den letzten 15 Jahren verandert hat. In einem zweiten Schritt werden die visuellen und narrativen Besonderheiten des Animationsfilms erklart und verglichen um festzustellen welche Neuerungen in der visuellen und narrativen Ebene durch den CG-Animationsfilm stattgefunden haben. Als letztes wird dann anschliessend untersucht, mit welchen Mitteln der Animationsfilm fur den Rezipienten realistisch wird und ihn in die Geschichte hineinziehen" kann. Dieser Gegenstand wird behandelt, da obwohl der Animationsfilm sich zu einem erfolgreichem und eigenstandigen Genre entwickelt hat und sowohl beeindruckende Bilder, als auch eine uberzeugenden Handlung vorweist, seine Bedeutung oft unerkannt bleibt und das image" eines unbedeutenden Kinderfilms" hat. Vor allem bei den neueren dreidimensionalen Animationsfilmen besteht oft der Vorwurf, dass sie nur mit imposanten Bildern uberzeugen und so Publikum anlocken, als Geschichten aber nichts vorzuweisen haben. Diese Arbeit wird die Asthetischen Mittel hervorheben mit denen Animationsfilme arbeiten und untersuchen, ob die Handlung durch das imposante filmische Bild der neueren dreidimensionalen CG-Animationsfilme wirklich abgeflacht ist. Des Weiteren wird ermittelt werden, warum das doch bewusst unrealistische" Bild des Animationsfilms den Rezipienten uberzeugt"

Understanding 3D Animation Using Maya

Author: John Edgar Park
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387269047
Category: Computers
Page: 313
View: 9003
Many animators and designers would like to supplement their Maya learning with a less-technical, more helpful book. This self-study manual is both a general guide for understanding 3-D computer graphics and a specific guide for learning the fundamentals of Maya: workspace, modeling, animation, shading, lighting, and rendering. Understanding 3-D Animation Using Maya covers these fundamentals in each chapter so that readers gain increasingly detailed knowledge. After an initial 'concepts' section launches each chapter, hands-on tutorials are provided, as well as a chapter project that progressively adds newly learned material and culminates in the final animated short. This is the first book on Maya that teaches the subject using a sensible, proven methodology for both novices and intermediate users. Topics and features: - Proven method that emphasizes preliminaries to every chapter - Integrates the "why" concepts of 3-D simultaneously with the "how-to" techniques - Skills reinforced with tutorials and chapter projects - Real-world experience distilled into helpful hints and step-by-step guides for common tasks

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games

Author: Alberto Menache
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780124906303
Category: Computers
Page: 238
View: 1083
Motion capture is a technique for recording a performance and then translating it into mathematical terms. Animating motion is critical for the development of applications such as animation, virtual environments and video games. Character animation is the process by which natural movements are modelled and digitized so that digital character movements appear as natural as possible. There are three approaches to character animation: keyframe animation, motion capture, and simulation.

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation

Author: Alberto Menache
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123814975
Category: Computers
Page: 276
View: 9966
Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation discusses the latest technology developments in digital design, film, games, medicine, sports, and security engineering. Motion capture records a live-motion event and translates it into a digital context. It is the technology that converts a live performance into a digital performance. In contrast, performance animation is the actual performance that brings life to the character, even without using technology. If motion capture is the collection of data that represents motion, performance animation is the character that a performer represents. The book offers extensive information about motion capture. It includes state-of-the-art technology, methodology, and developments in the current motion-capture industry. In particular, the different ways to capture motions are discussed, including using cameras or electromagnetic fields in tracking a group of sensors. This book will be useful for students taking a course about digital filming, as well as for anyone who is interested in this topic. Completely revised to include almost 40% new content with emphasis on RF and Facial Motion Capture Systems Describes all the mathematical principles associated with motion capture and 3D character mechanics Helps you budget by explaining the costs associated with individualized motion capture projects

Understanding Japanese Animation: the Hidden Meaning Revealed

Author: Otto von Feigenblatt
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557024226
Category: Animated films
Page: 88
View: 7818
A concise introduction to the complex world of Japanese Animation. This book reveals the hidden meaning behind many culture-specific themes and also explains the socio-political importance of the animation industry.

Re-Imagining Animation: The Changing Face of the Moving Image

Author: Paul Wells,Johnny Hardstaff
Publisher: AVA Publishing
ISBN: 2940373698
Category: Computers
Page: 191
View: 4066
What’s new in animation? Find out! * Works from artists, animators, film-makers, scholars, archivists * Ideal for serious students of film making and animation In this detailed look at animation today, a series of intriguing case studies are explored from production to final outcome. Each one is considered in terms of meaning, purpose, and effect, then put into context as part of today’s animation culture. Hundreds of illustrations make it easy to follow experimental work from script to screen, exploring the intersections between animation, film, graphic design, and art. With insights from leading U.K. authors on animation, as well as Oscar-winning animators, artists, film makers, scholars, and archivists, Re-Imagining Animation offers the definitive look at animation today.

Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2010

Author: Mark Gerhard,Jeffrey Harper,Jon McFarland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118059418
Category: Computers
Page: 912
View: 4545
The only comprehensive tutorial/reference exclusively devoted to Autodesk's robust architectural visualization software 3ds Max Design is a powerful real-time 3D design, modeling, and animation tool for architectural visualizations. This book covers all the software's crucial features, including how to simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial light-crucial factors for sustainable design-and how to define and assign realistic materials and work with AutoCAD and Revit files. You'll quickly learn how to get the most from this powerful software's 3D modeling, animation, and rendering capabilities. McFarland is an Autodesk Authorized Author with professional experience in creating complex visualizations for a large property development company. His real-world focus means workflows and instructions are professional and proven, and projects will include those that pros work on every day. Uses actual examples from the author's experience, including retail spaces, small offices, residential developments, and more Concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on tutorials teach the basics and fine points of the software Covers all the essential features, such as how to simulate and analyze sun, sky, and artificial light Demonstrates efficient use of the interface; how to work with Revit and AutoCAD files; using data, scene management, and solid modeling tools; rendering real-world surfaces; and setting up animated walkthroughs Mastering 3ds Max Design 2010 provides a practical education in using this powerful architectural visualization tool.

Animation in the Home Digital Studio

Creation to Distribution
Author: Steven Subotnick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136132945
Category: Art
Page: 240
View: 3831
So you want to create animation! Where do you start? With an idea. This creative, exercise-packed guide contains examples and idea-generating activities. What tools do you need? Your computer, simple software programs, and your imagination. This book will tell you how to utilize these tools. Must you spend your life savings on your set-up? No. The author's charts and project timelines will guide you and make the overwhelming simple, and keep your shopping lists manageable. With Animation in the Home Digital Studio, amateurs and animation students alike can learn how to create a variety of computer animations: from puppet to clay to pixilated, drawn and cartoon. This book contains a CD-ROM loaded with animation clips and exercises. The book's 8-page color insert illustrates stills from the work of independent animators around the world. The book's guide to resources contains a comprehensive list of contests, shows, societies, organizations, e-zines, and more. Steven Subotnick takes a personal approach to animation. His book is for artists, amateurs, professionals, students, and anyone who wants to use animation as a means of expression. It explains how to create a variety of animations: from puppet to cutout, and from drawn to object animation. Subotnick covers the use of popular software products, including Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Premiere®, Digidesign ProTools Free, and others.

Filmgeschichte als Krisengeschichte

Schnitte und Spuren durch den deutschen Film
Author: Michael Wedel
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839415462
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 464
View: 1505
Politische Einschnitte, kulturelle Antinomien und gesellschaftliche Umbrüche prägen den deutschen Film von seinen Anfängen bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart. Dieses Buch ist der Versuch, Filmgeschichte im Zeichen einer »Krisenhistoriografie« von ihren Grenzphänomenen und Übergangserscheinungen her zu erkunden. Wie Filme ihre historische Bedingtheit ästhetisch verhandeln, ist die Ausgangsfrage des Buches, das »Geschichte« auf diese Weise durch die Filme denkt, anstatt über sie hinweg. Quer zu etablierten Epochengrenzen gilt das Interesse historischen Ungleichzeitigkeiten und ästhetischen Verwerfungen, an denen vor allem die vergangenen Gegenwarten oder auch die zu bestimmten Zeitpunkten dem Film in Deutschland gerade noch - oder eben nicht mehr - möglichen Zukunftshorizonte sichtbar werden.

Guide to Computer Animation

For Tv, Games, Multimedia and Web
Author: Marcia Kuperberg
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136134867
Category: Art
Page: 264
View: 6661
Any questions you have about 2D or 3D animation in this new digital age are answered in this comprehensive guide for all budding digital animators, games artists and media production students. It is lavishly illustrated with inspirational colour throughout to show you what you can achieve. Whether you want to create moving digital imagery for TV, computer games, or new media you need to understand the production and creative processes, the constraints of each and how they fit together. Ensure you have all you need at your fingertips to compete in this fast-moving arena with this unique book and web package. www.guide2computeranimation.com provides the moving imagery outcomes of some of the animation discussed in the case studies chapter, where top FrameStore-CRC and 3 Ring Circus creatives give you their invaluable behind the scenes perspectives. In addition there are non-software specific 3D tutorials and direct links to a comprehensive range of related websites with further downloadable resources to make sure you stay up-to-date. Marcia Kuperberg is Deputy Head of the School of Media, Arts & Technology, West Herts College, UK. Contributions are also included from Martin Bowman, Rob Manton and Alan Peacock.

iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies

Author: Neal Goldstein,Dave Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118550137
Category: Computers
Page: 576
View: 5022
Create incredible apps for the iPhone and iPad using the latest features of iOS 6 You could be the one who creates the next super app - one that is universal, works for both the iPhone and iPad, and is a top seller. It's a great goal, and the road starts here, with this energizing guide. Whether you're a budding programming hobbyist or a serious developer looking to hit it big, the information in this book is what you need. Learn how to join Apple's developer program, understand key differences between iPad and iPhone apps, download the latest SDK, create great user experiences, and build your very own app from the ground up. You'll gain the valuable hands-on experience you need to take your development skills to the next level by walking through the development process step-by-step and creating two applications. Shows programming hobbyists and programming pros how to develop a universal app for the iPhone and iPad in iOS 6 Explains the process of creating interfaces for each target device and how to merge your designs to create a killer universal app Walks you through the development of two applications, side by side Covers nib files, views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, and much more iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies is your guide to bringing all your app ambitions to life!

Animating the Unconscious

Desire, Sexuality, and Animation
Author: Jayne Pilling
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023185014X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 244
View: 4351
As critical interest has grown in the unique ways in which art animation explores and depicts subjective experience – particularly in relation to desire, sexuality, social constructions of gender, confessional modes, fantasy, and the animated documentary – this volume offers detailed analysis of both the process and practice of key contemporary filmmakers, while also raising more general issues around the specificities of animation. Combining critical essays with interview material, visual mapping of the creative process, consideration of the neglected issue of how the use of sound differs from that of conventional live-action, and filmmakers' critiques of each others' work, this unique collection aims to both provoke and illuminate via an insightful multi-faceted approach.

The Animated Bestiary

Animals, Cartoons, and Culture
Author: Paul Wells
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813546435
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
View: 7166
Cartoonists and animators have given animals human characteristics for so long that audiences are now accustomed to seeing Bugs Bunny singing opera and Mickey Mouse walking his dog Pluto. The Animated Bestiary critically evaluates the depiction of animals in cartoons and animation more generally. Paul Wells argues that artists use animals to engage with issues that would be more difficult to address directly because of political, religious, or social taboos. Consequently, and principally through anthropomorphism, animation uses animals to play out a performance of gender, sex and sexuality, racial and national traits, and shifting identity, often challenging how we think about ourselves. Wells draws on a wide range of examples, from the original King Kongto Nick Park's Chicken Run to Disney cartoonsùsuch as Tarzan, The Jungle Book, and Brother Bearùto reflect on people by looking at the ways in which they respond to animals in cartoons and films.

Flash Professional CS5 and Flash Catalyst CS5 For Dummies

Author: Ellen Finkelstein,Gurdy Leete,Mary Leete
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470646721
Category: Computers
Page: 496
View: 9072
A full-color guide for getting rewarding results with Flash CS5! Flash is used in the creation of web animation, games, media rich websites, presentations, and more. Adobe's Flash CS5 product has been divided into three separate products custom-tailored for different audiences, and this book covers the Professional product; the traditional animation/media serving tool; and Catalyst, the web/interface design tool. This book provides a fun and friendly full-color guide to Flash and all it can do to add some flair to your site. Walks you through both Professional and Catalyst as well as the traditional Flash animation tool Offers guidance for getting acquainted with the interface; creating images, objects, text, and layers for animation; and working with symbols and buttons Introduces using Flash for online publishing and mobile designs Addresses how to turn existing images into interactive sites or interfaces with Catalyst Offers helpful tips on troubleshooting and best practices for creating interactive websites Using the knowledge you gain from Flash CS5 Professional & Flash CS5 Catalyst For Dummies, you’ll quickly prove that you are not a flash in the pan!

Animating with Stop Motion Pro

Author: Mark Sawicki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136135898
Category: Art
Page: 260
View: 6212
Animating with Stop Motion Pro is comprehensive, hands-on guide to achieving professional results with Stop Motion Pro 7.0 software. Gone are the days of stop motion guesswork and waiting to see the finalized result of your meticulous, labor intensive animations. With the push of a mouse button and the Stop Motion Pro software, animators have ten times the capability of simple camera stop motion capture. Re-visualize stop motion character movements, graph these movements and composite characters into a flawless animations with the techniques and step by step tutorials featured in Animating with Stop Motion Pro. Detailed exercises allow you to develop professional animations with the included free trial of Stop Motion Pro 7.0.

Action Analysis for Animators

Author: Chris Webster
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136136533
Category: Art
Page: 408
View: 1253
Action Analysis is one of the fundamental princples of animation that underpins all types of animation: 2d, 3d, computer animation, stop motion, etc. This is a fundamental skill that all animators need to create polished, believable animation. An example of Action Analysis would be Shrek's swagger in the film, Shrek. The animators clearly understood (through action analysis) the type of walk achieved by a large and heavy individual (the real) and then applied their observations to the animated character of an ogre (the fantastic). It is action analysis that enabled the animation team to visually translate a real life situation into an ogre's walk, achieving such fantastic results. Key animation skills are demonstrated with in-depth illustrations, photographs and live action footage filmed with high speed cameras. Detailed Case Studies, practical assignments and industry interviews ground action analysis methodology with real life examples. Action Analysis for Animators is a essential guide for students, amateurs and professionals.


The Margins of Reality
Author: Paul Ward
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850093
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 144
View: 9103
In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.

iOS App Development For Dummies

Author: Jesse Feiler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118871073
Category: Computers
Page: 576
View: 8656
If you’ve got incredible iOS ideas, get this book andbring them to life! iOS 7 represents the most significant update to Apple’smobile operating system since the first iPhone was released, andeven the most seasoned app developers are looking for informationon how to take advantage of the latest iOS 7 features in their appdesigns. That’s where iOS App Development For Dummiescomes in! Whether you’re a programming hobbyist wanting tobuild an app for fun or a professional developer looking to expandinto the iOS market, this book will walk you through thefundamentals of building a universal app that stands out in the iOScrowd. Walks you through joining Apple’s developer program,downloading the latest SDK, and working with Apple’sdeveloper tools Explains the key differences between iPad and iPhone apps andhow to use each device’s features to your advantage Shows you how to design your app with the end user in mind andcreate a fantastic user experience Covers using nib files, views, view controllers, interfaceobjects, gesture recognizers, and much more There’s no time like now to tap into the power of iOS– start building the next big app today with help from iOSApp Development For Dummies!

3ds Max 2010 Bible

Author: Kelly L. Murdock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470543442
Category: Computers
Page: 1312
View: 9911
The bestselling 3ds Max book ever, now updated for the latest version 3ds Max is the world's most popular animation modeling and rendering software used to create 80 percent of commercially available video games, including those for Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's Playstation 3, and Nintendo's Wii. It is an expensive, intricate program that can take years to thoroughly master. As the ultimate comprehensive reference and tutorial on 3ds Max, this guide contains in-depth coverage of every aspect of 3ds Max and explores the newest features that the latest version has to offer. You'll learn to master the complexities of 3ds Max under the guidance of 3D expert Kelly Murdock. Includes in-depth detail on all the latest features for veterans of earlier versions of 3ds Max from 3D expert Kelly Murdock Shares expert advice, timesaving techniques, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials Features a 16-page, full-color insert with inspiring examples of cutting-edge 3ds Max art Bonus DVD contains all the examples from the book, unique models and textures that you can customize on your own, and a searchable, full-color version of the book A Quick Start chapter shows you how to create an exciting animation on your very first day with the software so you can dive in and get started immediately. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.