Creating 3-d Animation by Peter LordCreating 3-d Animation by Peter Lord

Creating 3-d Animation

byPeter Lord, Aardman Animations

Hardcover | October 30, 1998

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What do Wallace and Gromit, Godzilla, and Gumby have in common? They're all examples of 3-D animation. From Aardman Studios in Bristol. England, winners of three Academy Awards, comes the most thorough book on the subject, and the first to include complete instructions for making a 3-D animated film.

Aardman is one of the foremost 3-D animation studios in the world, acclaimed for its short films, TV series and commercials. The studio has created a host of well-known characters, the most famous being Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit. But the history of 3-D animation spans Hollywood triumphs as the 1933 King Kong, 1991's Terminator II, and 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and includes such creatures as the California Raisins.

The main focus of this exciting book is a guide to the processes of 3-D animation, culminating in a practical, fully illustrated step-by-step description of how to create effective characters and sets, and make an entire film. There is no ocher book that provides this same information in such detail, making it possible for everyone to create their own 3-D animated classic.

Brian Sibley was born in London, England on July 14, 1949. He is author of over 100 hours of radio drama and has written and presented hundreds of radio documentaries, features and weekly programs including J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, and Gormenghast, for which he won a Sony Radio Aw...
Title:Creating 3-d AnimationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10.25 × 9.75 × 0.85 inPublished:October 30, 1998Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810919966

ISBN - 13:9780810919969

Appropriate for ages: 13


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smackin' toast Gromit! Great stop-motion/claymation book for us Aardman lovers. A bit weak on the how-to(i.e technical aspects) tho'
Date published: 1999-01-08

From Our Editors

Learn from the masters at Aardman Studios how to create fantastic 3-D animated films with Creating 3-D Animation: The Aardman book of Filmmaking. This Bristol, England-based studio has produced such hits as the Academy Award-winning Wallace and Gromit series. Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Studios and Nick Park, the creator of the hugely-popular Wallace and Gromit series, teamed up with veteran BBC broadcaster Brian Sibley to create a definitive guide for making 3-D animated films. From making characters and sets to step-by-step directions on filming, there is no other book on this subject that provides such fascinating detail.