The Game Animator's Guide to Maya

The Game Animator's Guide to Maya

Michael McKinley


the last word source for pro online game Animators

online game animation is a challenging paintings. not just must you convey practical, appealing animations, yet you need to accomplish that lower than strict real-time, video-game constraints. the sport Animator's consultant to Maya is your targeted source for utilizing Maya to create professional-level video game animations for console and computing device video games. Written by means of a video game veteran and that includes interviews with expert animators and artists from round the nation, this concentrated ebook positive aspects particular, targeted, real-world online game animation recommendations. it is the excellent reference and instructional for these trying to increase or refine their online game animation skills.

The enclosed CD positive factors greater than $3000 worthy of specific content material, together with versions, high-resolution textures, animations, idea paintings, and animation reference movies. it is usually the Maya own studying variation and undertaking records so that you can whole the hands-on tutorials.

the sport Animator's advisor to Maya provides an insider's view of the animation enterprise and teaches the talents essential to animate every little thing from characters to cars to lip-synching audio. First, you will get an advent to the and normal online game improvement pipelines, then research rigging and animation fundamentals sooner than relocating directly to complicated options and the certain tutorials. inside of, you will find:
* video game occupation advisor: details, demo reel recommendation, activity descriptions, video game asset pipeline overview
* Animation thoughts: designated clarification of animation phrases, concepts, instruments, recommendations, and editors
* Rigging and Animation Setup: IK and FK, joint hierarchies, skeleton controls, constraints, choice handles, and more
* precise video game Animation: real-world assignments that mimic the day by day jobs online game animators--walk cycles, run cycles, idle cycles, motion sequences, lip-synching to audio, and extra

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