Basic Game Design & Creation for Fun & Learning (Game Development Series) – Book & CD-ROM.

Basic Game Design & Creation for Fun & Learning (Game Development Series).Book & CD-ROM.

Basic Game Design and Creation for Fun & Learning teaches you how to make your own computer games-- no programming skills required! Whether you're a game player who wants to try making your own games or a teacher who wants to provide a new way for students to learn, you'll find everything you need to get started! Basic Game Design and Creation for Fun & Learning breaks the complex process of game design into an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. Each chapter helps you create a 2D game using the popular game development software, GameMaker 6.1, and each game project provides reference figures and sample demonstrations, so that you can track your progress as you go. Throughout the book, you'll find real-life examples to explain advanced concepts that would otherwise frustrate beginning game designers. This storybook approach allows you to learn just what you need to get started making your own games quickly, while giving the basic skills you need for creating any kind of game. So if
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Exploring 3D Modeling with 3ds Max 7 (Design Exploration)

Exploring 3D Modeling with 3ds Max 7 (Design Exploration)

An exceptionally practical and project-driven book, Exploring 3D Modeling with 3ds max 7 is written specifically for designers interested in exploring the concepts and technology of modeling. The book offers a thorough introduction to 3D design, including an overview of the interface and components of Discreet's widely used 3ds max software, and the tools and commands that will quickly lead users to proficiency using the latest release. Flexible, step-by-step tutorials are geared to get readers up to speed by providing useful and entertaining applications to real-world 3D modeling scenarios. Coverage includes the important concepts of polygonal, spline, and patch modeling, as well as the materials and textures that are essential to generating photo-realistic projects. Basic and intermediate lighting techniques and rendering methods for final output of projects are also explored in this one-of-a-kind introduction to the world of 3D modeling and animation.
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Force: Character Design from Life Drawing

Force: Character Design from Life Drawing

Design creative characters inspired by real people. Let Mike Mattesi show you how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop and 'PUSH' your drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact for believable characters audiences can relate to.Packed with color illustrations and photographs of the models who inspired them. With step-by-step explanation of how the characters were developed and exercises for you to sharpen your skills this is everything you need to bring your characters to life. * Push your character designs to the next level with creative life drawing * See how it's done; with photographs of models and the characters they inspired * Unlock your imagination; put the theory into practice with detailed exercises to sharpen your skills
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Timing for Animation, Second Edition

Timing for Animation, Second Edition

A classic of animation education since it first published in 1981. Copies of Timing for Animation have been sitting dog-eared and spine-split on desks and workstations around the world, wherever animation is produced for more than 25 years. All you need to breathe life into your animation is at your fingertips. All the vital techniques employed by animators worldwide are explained using dozens of clear illustrations and simple, straightforward directions. Learn how animations should be arranged in relation to each other, how much space should be used and how long each drawing should be shown for maximum dramatic effect. Fully revised and updated, the second edition includes timing for digital production, digital storyboarding in 2d, digital storyboarding in 3d, the use of After Effects and much, much more!* Animate it right first time with these tried and tested techniques by industry legends, Halas and Whitaker. The second edition is fully updated for digital workflows, by Tom Sito
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Basics Animation: Digital Animation

Basics Animation: Digital Animation

Digital technology has made animation simpler, faster, and easier than ever before. New tools have broadened the palette available to both beginners and experienced animators. "Basics Animation: Digital Animation" looks at the history of the medium, charting its progress by looking at specific examples that document the growth and development of the form over the past fifty years. With contributions from pioneers of the medium as well as today's leading animators in movies, games, and television, "Digital Animation" is an animated look at animation yesterday and today. * Explores key principles and processes of animation * Readable and informative * Interviews and art from artists, animators, filmmakers, and more from around the world
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Evolutionary Statistical Procedures: An Evolutionary Computation Approach to Statistical Procedures Designs and Applications (Statistics and Computing)

Evolutionary Statistical Procedures: An Evolutionary Computation Approach to Statistical Procedures Designs and Applications (Statistics and Computing)

This proposed text appears to be a good introduction to evolutionary computation for use in applied statistics research. The authors draw from a vast base of knowledge about the current literature in both the design of evolutionary algorithms and statistical techniques. Modern statistical research is on the threshold of solving increasingly complex problems in high dimensions, and the generalization of its methodology to parameters whose estimators do not follow mathematically simple distributions is underway. Many of these challenges involve optimizing functions for which analytic solutions are infeasible. Evolutionary algorithms represent a powerful and easily understood means of approximating the optimum value in a variety of settings. The proposed text seeks to guide readers through the crucial issues of optimization problems in statistical settings and the implementation of tailored methods (including both stand-alone evolutionary algorithms and hybrid crosses of these procedures
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Animation and Effects with Macromedia Flash MX 2004

Animation and Effects with Macromedia Flash MX 2004

What started as a simple animation tool has evolved into a full-fledged Web development environment. Which means that if you're like many of today's Flash developers, you may know little about actually creating animations and effects with the program. Here to solve that dilemma is a hands-on guide from one of today's leading Flash experts. By showing you how to create 10 projects based on real-world Web solutions, author Jen deHaan provides a thorough grounding in all of Flash's effects and animation fundamentals. Each chapter represents a single project with simple step-by-step instructions for re-creating the cool Web elements pictured in these pages: an animated character, a Flash interface that uses transitions to "page" through different areas of a site, an animated gallery, a dynamic menu that animates using the Tween classes, a simple game, button effects, Timeline animations, scripted effects, text effects, and more! Ten real-world projects reveal the magic behind the m
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Layout and Composition for Animation

Layout and Composition for Animation

This essential, hands-on guide is filled with examples of what a composition should look like and example of poorly designed layouts. Spot potential problems before they cost time and money, and adapt creative solutions for your own projects with this invaluable resource for beginner and intermediate artists.  With Beauty and the Beast examples and Simpson character layouts, readers will learn how to develop character layout and background layout as well as strengthen composition  styles with a creative toolset of trick shot examples and inspirational case studies. A companion website will include further technique based tools, finalized layout and composition examples and tutorials for further artistic skill development. Adapt key techniques, tips and tricks of an an experienced layout artists with 30 years of experience to your film, television and animation projects.Save time and money with workflow solutions and avoid common mistakes and problems with troubleshooting
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