Computer Animation: Algorithms and Techniques by Rick Parent

By Rick Parent

Driven via call for from the leisure for greater and extra lifelike animation, expertise maintains to conform and enhance. The algorithms and strategies at the back of this expertise are the basis of this accomplished ebook, that is written to teach you the basics of animation programming.

In this 3rd variation, the most up-tp-date suggestions are coated in addition to the idea and high-level computation that experience earned the publication a name because the most sensible technically-oriented animation source. Key issues akin to fluids, hair, and crowd animation were multiplied, and large new insurance of garments and textile has been additional. New fabric on simulation presents a extra various examine this crucial region and extra instance animations and bankruptcy tasks and workouts are incorporated. also, spline insurance has been extended and new video compression and codecs (e.g., iTunes) are covered.

  • Includes significant other website with modern animation examples drawn from study and leisure, pattern animations, and instance code
  • Describes the major mathematical and algorithmic foundations of animation that supply you with a deep figuring out and keep watch over of technique
  • Expanded and new insurance of key themes together with: fluids and clouds, textile and garments, hair, and crowd animation
  • Explains the algorithms used for course following, hierarchical kinematic modelling, inflexible physique dynamics, flocking behaviour, particle platforms, collision detection, and more

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