Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation

Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation

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By (author) Peter Lord, By (author) Brian Sibley

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 254mm x 26mm | 1,139g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 050051190X
  • ISBN 13: 9780500511909
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 350 colour and b&w illus
  • Sales rank: 470,911

Product description

The adventures of Wallace, a Lancashire inventor with a fondness for cheese, and Gromit, his long-suffering canine companion, have enjoyed incredible success. Cracking Animation reveals their creators and provides a unique guide to making your own 3-D animated films. The first part of the book sets Aardman's achievements and the history of the studio into the tradition of 3-D animation. The main component of the book is a guide by Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman, to the process of 3-D animation, culminating in a practical, fully illustrated step-by-step description of how to create effective characters, a storyboard, sets, and eventually make an entire film. There is no other book that provides the same information in such detail, making it possible for everyone to create their own 3-D animated classic. For fans and enthusiasts of all ages, as well as for serious students of animation, this book is not only a lot of fun - it is essential reading.

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Peter Lord is the founder of Aardman Animations. Nick Park has received three Academy Awards for The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. Brian Sibley is the author of numerous books, including The Disney Studio Story and Shadowlands: The Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.

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"'Like animation? You'll love this!' - The Times; 'A book that all animators will marvel at' - Computer Arts Special"