- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (November 21, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0782129137
- ISBN-13: 978-0782129137
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,667,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art of Cartooning with FLASH (With CD-ROM) 1st Edition
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"If you are serious about making cartoons with Flash... you should definitely read this book." -- Adam Tracksler, CreativeCOW.net
"The book, combined with the CD, is an excellent resource that will give you a fast start to Flash Animation." -- Steve Landis, Help 4 Flash
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Face it, funny doesn't come in the Flash box. Alas, there's no "make funny" button. At long last, here's a book with the pure intent of helping you squeeze more entertaining bits out of Flash. If you've ever dreamt of creating your own animated cartoon, this book is a must read.
In The Art of Cartooning with Flash, you'll learn how to:
- Apply the 12 classic principles of cartooning to Flash
- Build bandwidth-stingy digital puppets
- Master the walkcycle and other intricate techniques
- Craft a strong story and dynamic characters
- Storyboard and layout like a pro
- Create an animatic to test your ideas
- Analyze a cartoon, frame-by-frame
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*The CD-Rom also includes software. Macromedia Flash 5, Adobe Photoshop, Bias Peak VST, Bias Peak LE, Bias Deck, and Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge. Most of the programs are PC & Mac compatible.*
So, I must 5*-rate it just because it showed me just about everything I should know about animation, but also opens your doors to the world of Cartooning. This is not one of those Dogma-like books where the Universal Solution is the goal.
Here you can understand what's going on, and then give your best shot!
Sure I wouldn't mind a thing if Gary Leib would have 400 more pages dedicated to the drawing section, but at least I got myself a direction of what steps should I follow, since the amount of information in this kind of mean, is simply staggering (at least I think so).
Since I think a book never ends on it's last page, I didn't hesitate and got myself sharing some ideas and feedback with John Kuramoto via email... So, that extra mile gives the 5* status to the book.
I'm not saying this is the very best you can find, but it is the best I could find, and I recommend it.
Go for it! And if you don't like it at all, you can always cross the ocean and beat me ;-)
The best flash cartooning book I've come across for beginners is "Flash 5 Cartooning" by Mark Clarkson. I'd recommend "Flash 5 Cartooning" instead of this book.
chapter 1 : Is only talking about the author and what he thinks of the book
chapter 2 :It talks about Very Very Very basic stuff of animation
I don't want to bother myself by writing more about this book
it's just a waste of time unless you don't know what is flash!
It's 32.99$ l wouldn't buy it even for 5.00$ I recommend to everyone to buy "Animating Flash characters" it's cheaper and better.
The guys who rated this item with 5 stars are surely the author or his frieds, or maybe they didn't even see what's on the book
Anyway l made the mistake of buying it and l am writing this so you won't do the same mistake as l did.