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Breathe life into your creations
With detailed examples, high-quality professional images, and a touch of humor, this is the fully revised and updated second edition of Jason Osipa's best-selling book on facial animation. You'll learn the basics of design, modeling, rigging, and animationwhile mastering exciting new techniques for stretch-and-squash deformation, advanced blend extraction, and the latest software tools. Walk through the author's detailed analysis of sample animations and discover how to add nuance and sophistication to your designs.
Full of insights drawn from years of professional experience, this book provides the focused and practical information you need to create believable facial animations.
Construct a mouth and mouth keys
Explore the process of facial landmarking
Master the cartoon techniques of squash and stretch
Harness the latest advanced blend extraction tools
Create interfaces for your faces
Understand skeletal setup, weighting, and rigging
Control faces with the book's powerful rig and learn how skin moves to make various shapes and expressions
Master powerful stretch-and-squash (and squoosh!) techniques
Featured on the CD
Fine-tune your facial animations with the techniques demonstrated on the companion CD. Content includes tutorial files, lip sync samples, models, textures, and more.
The content of the book is ecellent, I've learned a lot by following the lessons within. However, the author tends to jump around a lot. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alexander Villalta
I like it. There's a lot of great information for both modeling and rigging, but the most valuable information is with the animation and expression.Published 13 months ago by Stephen
Great job! Book is easy to follow and understand, makes me excited to do 3d again. It was shipped quickly and I got it in no time!!Published 16 months ago by Sarah Martin
This book gives you a new way of working around lipsync. If you have been syncing for sometime and its the part of animation you have trouble with, or if it takes a large portion... Read morePublished on April 23, 2009 by Marshall Peterman
I didn't know such a detailed book exist. Jason covered in detail every part of the elements that make facial expressions. Now my characters can express feelings. Read morePublished on April 16, 2009 by Heruy R. Ejigu
Stop staring is different from other books about facial animation and lip sync. Very usefull and gives good results. Good instructions for modeling. Read morePublished on February 16, 2009 by C. N. van Heezik
In this book you can find techniques for facial animation, rigging basics and stretch and squash deformations, explain in a very detailed way.Published on December 20, 2008 by Salvador Garcia Luque