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By Tony White

ISBN-10: 0240806700

ISBN-13: 9780240806709

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Award-winning animator Tony White brings you the final word ebook for electronic animation. right here you will discover the vintage wisdom of many mythical options published, paired with info suitable to today's able, cutting-edge technologies.

White leaves not anything out. What modern electronic animators so much want to know are available among this book's covers - from conceptions to production and during the various phases of the construction pipeline to distribution. This publication is meant to function your one-stop how-to animation advisor. no matter if you're new to animation or a really skilled electronic animator, right here you'll locate basics, key classical strategies, recommendation that would increase your paintings and well-roundedness as an animator.

Speaking from event, White offers customary secrets and techniques animaton with a hot, masterly, and an expert strategy that has developed from over 30 years as an award-winning animator/director.

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The first was that I felt the need to pay homage to the classic, signpost moments in popular animation’s history. The second was that, frustrated by the failures of the 2D industry to evolve and perpetuate itself, I wanted to record the rise and fall of traditional 2D animation, one of the greatest art forms ever created. I also hoped that the film (as well as this companion book) would inspire and enable others to pick up the pencil and move animation on to new horizons of excellence. In all honesty, even though I had an extensive (and rewarding) experience of over 30 years of practical filmmaking, I actually knew very little of the true history of animation myself.

A basic flat-color concept design from an initial background layout can suggest a great deal about the mood and the ambiance of any scene that is yet to be animated. 41 42 Ch a p te r Two If we are considering a standard film production, then the varying moods, emotions ,and actions encountered throughout the storyline will need to be interpreted by way of different visual and color approaches to these moments. Specific colors suggest specific moods and emotions, so the concept artist will attempt to define just what color themes will work best with certain phases of the story.

Are we talking high-tech, computer-generated realism or softly shaded chalk and charcoal textures? Maybe we’re going for a brash and anarchic vector effect. All these questions should be asked of the concept artist by the director, and the answers will need to be established at this stage, so that accurate schedules and budgets can be completed as a result of the creative decisions taken. A digital painting of a non-digital painting being created. Occasionally, it is necessary to employ more than one concept artist to style a largescale project.

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