Animation 1: Learn to Animate Cartoons Step by Step (Cartooning, Book 1) On Sale
Title : Animation 1: Learn to Animate Cartoons Step by Step (Cartooning, Book 1)
ASIN : 0929261518
Brand: Walter Foster Publishing
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Rating : 4.7
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Review : The best animation book.
What more can I say about the Preston Blair book? Only that the trade paperback version is long overdue. This edition combines the two paperback versions into one and though it could have used some editing, you have everything at your fingertips. Blair’s 1980 update of his 1942 classic was the better of the two books, and readers should be aware that some information in the book is contradictory, but otherwise this is without question still the best textbook on character animation yet published.
There are some weak spots. Be aware that Blair’s ‘guide to lipsync’ has misled generations of animators and should not be taken as gospel. Synchronizing mouth action has more to do with the type of character you are working with and the type of acting you are performing; there are no ‘formulas’. Once you know this, you can follow the instructions in theory without imitating the grossly overstated mouth actions in this book.
Layout and scene planning are handled cursorilly, though there is…0 Likes