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Product Details

  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1 edition (March 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763782645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763782641
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,944,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I own and have read a lot of books on various topics in computer animation, and this book is the most meticulous, practical and easy-to-follow resource I own for creating short films without a big team of employees. It appealed to me specifically because I needed a book that discusses using Lightwave 3D in an indie-scale pipeline. The book does that but also covers much more. The author does a great job of documenting his process from concept to final rendering, of two short films: 1) About a stuffed alien toy that imagines a trip around the solar system, and 2) the pilot episode for a web-based series. I bought this book back in September and finished it in about a week, but since that time I have used it to clearly map out my path to creating a web series of my own. I highly recommend this book for users of Lightwave (and Modo), and anyone who generally wants to learn about making an independent short. It's a great book.
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t seems that a large percentage of the new movies being produced are animated either entirely or at least for special effects. So it obviously makes sense for anyone interested in an artistic career to at least become familiar with the process. In this book Mr Scaramozzino starts at basically ground zero and goes through each step in the production of a short film. His writing style is open and easy to understand. All in all, an excellent tutorial on getting started in 3D animation.

He has some discussion on the hardware to use, saying Use What Will Get the Job Done. I like his comment that maybe he will add a few more 8-core Mac Pros. But if what you have is a Windows PC. Go ahead and use it. Likewise with software, he says that if you have a limited budget, LightWave 3D is hard to beat. Then he uses that for nearly every illustration in the book. He does comment on Blender which is free, a very good price in my mind. But then he comments that Blender has an non-Maclike interface which really slowed him down.

A lot of animation takes a lot of computer processing, so you may want to upgrade, I suggest you look at equipment on eBay. Used servers are really cheap look at Dell or HP equipment. For Instance I bought an HP dl385 with two dual core AMD Opterons and 16GB of memory for some $38. It had no hard disks, but I got them for $6.32 each.
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I don't often write reviews, but this book, Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short: The Making is the Autition Archives - Fault Effect by Michael Scaramozzino, left me no alternative. First, there are very few books available to the independent filmmaker - especially when it comes to animation. This book by Mr. Scaramozzino fills a large void and is most definitely welcome. And second, it is a well-written detailed account of this project.

Fault Effect is a beautifully animated and artistically brilliant animated short written, produced and directed by the author, Michael Scaramozzino. And this book I am reviewing is about how Mr. Scaramozzino created Fault Effect.

Okay... what does it offer? Essentially this is a step-by-step how-to book showing how Michael created Fault Effect pretty much on his own with standard off-the-shelf software along with lots of perseverence and determination. From concept to final creation, it is chock-full of what to do and what to look out for. He offers very useful advice when it comes to making your own short (or feature if you are so inclined) and explains what the differences are between large productions and smaller ones such as Fault Effect. I've found lots of useful information that I will be using in my own short and I'm looking forward to implementing quite a bit of the info he provided. And the included DVD is just an added bonus and contains color pictures of everything in the book as well as the Fault Effect short and award-winning BlastOff! short.

The only thing I would have liked to see more of would be a little more balance between Mac and Windows programs in the post production area. Michael is primarily a "Mac Guy" and avoids Windows programs pretty much completely in favor of an all-Mac flavor.
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Interesting book that talks about one mans experience making an animated short with problems he faced. On the downside, he should be a spokesperson for Apple computers and Lightwave software, he seemed to biased on using software and hardware that he has stock in.
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