Bring stories and ideas to life with Packt's iClone book

October 2011 | Open Source

Packt's is delighted to announce the release of iClone 4.31 3D Animation Beginner's Guideaimed to help readers animate their stories and ideas to create realistic scenes. Written by M.D. McCallum, veteran international award winning commercial graphics artist, 3D animator, the book is a part of Packt's Beginner's guide series with step-by-step instructions to give the reader a solid foundation in the basics of iClone, apart from making them confident animators.

iClone is a 3D rendering and animation software program that enables users to make 3D animated films. It is notable for being one of the very few animation softwares that use a real-time "WYSIWYG" view to let animators see the results of their work immediately, and to play back animations in the viewport.

iClone 4.31 3D Animation Beginner's Guide is designed to cover the aspects of 3D animation in a manner which anyone with basic computer skills can follow. One can also install and setup iClone preferences as per their needs. It also helps to create and export single images and animated movies in multiple formats and apply special effects such as fire, rain, fog and other particle-driven effects. Readers will realize how to create unique scenes, characters, and digital art for animated movies or images, fit facial photos to characters. The book will also demonstrate some advanced topics such as screen resolution, formats and codecs but mostly it will deal with doing hands on animation with precise instructions.

This beginner's guide will walk a user through the building and animating of a complete scene and several one-off projects. Starting with creating scenes with sky, terrain, water, props and other assets and then adding two characters and manipulating their features and animating their movements. By the end of the book the user will have the knowledge to create new animation projects to hone their skills, tell their story, educate students or sell their products.

With clear step-by-step instructions, this book is aimed at film makers, video producers/compositors, vxf artists or 3D artists/designers who have no previous experience with iClone. The book is written for anyone who has the drive to entertain people via the internet on sites like YouTube or Vimeo, create a superb presentation video, showcase a product or create a movie, or get a fast start on the iClone program. To read more about the book and download a free chapter, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/iclone-4-31-3d-animation-beginners-guide/book


iClone 4.31 3D Animation Beginner's Guide
  Animate your stories and ideas to create realistic scenes with this movie making application geared towards new and inexperienced film makers, video producers/compositors, vxf artists and 3D artists / designers with this book and ebook.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/iclone-4-31-3d-animation-beginners-guide/book

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