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Digital Character Animation 3
Digital Character Animation 3
George Maestri
instruction on the theory and practice of foundation techniques such as rigging, walk cycles, and lip sync

Animators workbook
Animators workbook
Tony White
a complete course on the principles and techniques of drawn animation

Creating 3-D animation
Creating 3-D animation
Peter Lord and Brian Sibley
complete instructions for making a 3D animated film

The Animation Book
The Animation Book
Kit Laybourne
illustrated with frame grabs, production stills, and diagrams for animators

The Nightmare before Christmas
The Nightmare before Christmas
Frank Thompson
this book tells the true story of the film, highlighting his art and the vision

Toy Story: Art and Making of
Toy Story: Art and Making of
John Lasseter and Steve Daly
behind the scenes look at the whole incredible process of Toy Story

The Male and Female Figure in Motion
The Male and Female Figure in Motion
Edward Muybridge
precise images with people running, walking, leaping, twisting, throwing and many other activities

Animals in Motion
Animals in Motion
Edward Muybridge
true action shots cover 34 different animals and birds in 132 characteristic motions

Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists
Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists
Mark Simon
includes more than 2500 photographs of 50 faces, men and women

Heads
Heads
Alex Kayser
a fascinating exercise in how we read faces and human identity

The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression
The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression
Gary Faigin
a guide for capture facial expressions created by individual facial muscles

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