Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Animator's Survival Kit - Expanded Edition

The major text book of the animation trade has just been updated. In the DVD version of "The Animator's Survival Kit", Dick had already added more material than what had been in the first edition of the book. Now the good news is that after finishing the DVDs, Dick went back to work on a new "Expanded Edition" of the book, updating it with the additional material.The added material is nicely organized at the end of the book:
Here is an example page with a beautiful analysis of animal motion.
You don't want to miss the lectures on the DVDs, where Dick talks you through everything, but the book is indispensable for animators in their day to day work. I'm glad I have it in my book shelf.

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Anonymous said...

Nice to see Richard is still active.

Here's a question I've been pondering for some time: How come there never any footage shot in 70mm?

Just a curiosity. Apologies if it has already been answered.

Dax Schaffer said...

I've put off reading this book for far too long, an extended edition is just as good an excuse as any to finally pick up a copy and make myself a better artist. Thanks for the heads up. I'd love to check out the DVDs, but alas my wallet probably couldn't handle the $1,025 withdrawal. Maybe someday...

Anonymous said...

Book is fine for some basics, but has little to do with Character Animation--very little about Personality and acting. Mechanical stuff is mostly what it's about. Good stuff to know, but not the most important.

tiffannysketchbook said...

this came out like a week after i bought the original version! rats!