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Character Animation with Poser Pro

Character Animation with Poser Pro

ISBN 13: 9781584505174

ISBN 10: 1584505176

Author: Larry Mitchell

Pages: 368

Published: 07/25/2008

Print Book Price: $49.99 Add to cart

eBook Price: $24.14 Add to cart

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Discover how to bring your Poser characters to life with the latest version of Poser, the powerful 3D figure design software. "Character Animation with Poser Pro" shows animators, graphic artists, and game developers how to create high-quality, animated 3D characters, applying the fundamental principles and basic techniques of character animation to their favorite software. The book provides a clear introduction to themethods and workflows used to achieve believable character animation so that even beginners can design, pose, and mobilize their characters. You'll learn how to make your characters walk, run, and even lift objects, and how to integrate your animated character into the 3D host application Cinema 4D where you can model, texture, and render it. All the files needed to create the animations are included on the companion DVD, along with additional training tutorials to help you master character animation. "Character Animation with Poser Pro" is an essential resource for Poser users who want to hone their 3D animation skills.
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • Provides a complete guide to the new animation power of Poser 7
  • Teaches how to do everything needed for a complete animation from designing, posing, accessorizing to animating the characters
  • Cover Posers Poser's IK, FK and Walk Designer in depth
  • Includes a companion DVD with all the files needed to create the animations in the book as well as additional video training tutorials created by the author.
Author Bio
Larry Mitchell
LARRY MITCHELL (Ocoee, FL) has been working as a digital media artist and producer for the past 20 years creating graphics and software for TV shows, arenas, video games, and commercials. He has taught and lectured on computer animation at international conferences and various colleges and high schools, including Orlando College, Valencia Community College, Lyman High School, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and KEIO University. He has also used his animation expertise at Top Gun Entertainment, Panasonic (Osaka Japan), as CEO of Liquid Digital Dream Studios, Inc., and is now the CEO of Liquid Digital Entertainment (
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Principles of Animation;

Chapter 2: Advanced Poser Figure Posing;

Chapter 3: Basic Poser Character Animation;

Chapter 4: Walking and Running;

Chapter 5: Animating in Environments;

Chapter 6: Lifting and Throwing;

Chapter 7: Animating to Reference Video;

Chapter 8: Poser and Cinema 4D - Integrated Character Animation;

Appendix: Animation Principles Quick Reference