Best Reference Books – Dynamics for Effects Animation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Dynamics For Effects Animation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Dynamics For Effects Animation along with reviews.

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1. “Maya Manual (Springer Professional Computing)” by Daniel Lavender

“Maya Manual (Springer Professional Computing)” Book Review: This book gives a broad overview of Maya. It explains how to understand the framework fundamentals of Maya, create 3D objects, work with models and surfaces, animate objects, use colors, lighting, and rendering. It contains examples and illustrations.

2. “Physics for Game Developers: Science, math, and code for realistic effects” by David M Bourg and Bryan Bywalec

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“Physics for Game Developers: Science, math, and code for realistic effects” Book Review: This book explains the physics principles applicable to game development. It also talks about collisions, explosions, sound, projectiles, and other effects used in games on Wii, PlayStation, Xbox, smartphones, and tablets. It also explains how to take advantage of various sensors such as accelerometers and optical tracking devices. It discusses how to model the behavior of boats, airplanes, cars, and sports balls.

3. “Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press” by Randi L Derakhshani and Dariush Derakhshani

“Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press” Book Review: This book is for artists, students, educators, and hobbyists. It explains the fundamentals of Autodesk 3ds Max. It teaches the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects. It explains modeling, rigging, animating, rendering, architectural visualization, and other career-essential techniques. It features step-by-step tutorials, full-color screenshots and illustrations, and downloadable exercise files.

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4. “After Effects for Flash / Flash for After Effects: Dynamic Animation and Video with Adobe After Effects CS4 and Adobe Flash CS4 Professional” by HARRINGTON & GEDULD

“After Effects for Flash / Flash for After Effects: Dynamic Animation and Video with Adobe After Effects CS4 and Adobe Flash CS4 Professional” Book Review: This book explains how to seamlessly exchange projects and assets between After Effects and Flash, shoot green screen material correctly, work with Keylight, and utilize embedded alpha channels, create dynamic text, vector-based animations, and animated video using the tools in Adobe Creative Suite 4, work with 3D cameras and lights and create 3D environments, convert Flash to broadcast and DVD standards with After Effects, use Adobe Media Encoder for professional results, create interactive controls and use cue points in the video, optimize video for accessibility and use Adobe Soundbooth for video transcription, and use ActionScript in the projects for more innovative animations.

5. “The Art of Fluid Animation” by Jos Stam

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“The Art of Fluid Animation” Book Review: This book explains how to create fluid animations like water, smoke, fire, and explosions through computer code. It presents concepts that drive fluid animation and gives a historical background of the computation of fluids. It covers areas like stable fluid simulation, flows on surfaces, and control of flows. It includes computer code.

6. “Mastering Maya 2009” by Eric Keller and Eric Allen

“Mastering Maya 2009” Book Review: This book provides professional-level instruction on Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited. It teaches modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more. It includes topics such as Dynamics, Maya Muscle, Stereo Cameras, Assets, rendering with mental ray, and more. It contains tutorials and real-world scenarios.

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