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References for Chapter 7
Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman, Digital Media Tools (John Wiley & Sons: 3rd ed., 2007)
A practical introduction to some of the most commonly used tools for multimedia production. This edition covers the CS3 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver. (Note that we do not describe Flash ActionScript in this book.)
Kit Laybourne, The Animation Book (Three Rivers Press: "New digital" edition, 1998)
An excellent practical introduction to the techniques and equipment used in animation. As the “new digital” tag indicates, the current edition takes account of the impact of computers on the animator’s craft, but it still includes an extensive coverage of traditional media, and the author is at pains to emphasize the common underpinnings of both approaches.
Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Hyperion: 1997)
For people genuinely interested in “classic” or life-simulating animation, Disney techniques or Disney history, a reissue of a long-established classic by genuine Disney animators, thoroughly illustrated. Lots of inside info, but not strictly a “how to” book.
Harold Whitaker and John Halas, Timing for Animation (Focal Press: 2002)
A classic reissue, but strictly for serious animators (including those creating traditional style animation for the Web).