Elemental Magic, Volume II: The Technique of Special Effects by Joseph Gilland

By Joseph Gilland

Layout appealing, professional-level lively results with those certain step by step tutorials from former Disney animator and lively results professional Joseph Gilland. full of appealing, full-color art, Elemental Magic, quantity II, breaks down the lively impact method from commencing to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds, magical incantations, and raging fires. He additionally breaks down the method of results "clean-up," in addition to timing and body charges. The companion website contains real-time photos of the author lecturing as he animates the drawings from the e-book. In those movies, he elucidates the complete method from clean web page to ultimate animation. See all of it come to reasonable by no means earlier than. during the booklet, Joseph refers to and contains examples from his personal specialist paintings from characteristic movies reminiscent of Lilo & sew and Tarzan.* A companion website with video of the writer drawing in genuine time-showing the whole approach from clean web page to entire animation-as good as bonus chapters with much more guideline, and pattern animations * precise step by step tutorials on the way to create great, out-of-this-world results, similar to waves, flames, explosions, and magical results with references and examples from the author's personal paintings * Master guide from lively results guru and previous Disney animator Joseph Gilland, who has labored on motion pictures akin to Tarzan, Mulan, and Lilo & sew

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Even compared to water, it is impossible to get a grip on fire. You cannot pour yourself a glass of fire and hold it in front of you! As fire puts on its show, it dances and flickers wildly, and it is very difficult even to see it, much less touch it, or hold it. Getting too close to fire quickly becomes extremely uncomfortable, and it is only with careful control that we can harness it and use it for our own benefit. The impossibility of holding or touching fire, along with its potential for destructiveness, lends it its intensity, its mystery and allure.

Even character animators must understand the principles of wave animation, as it can be present in a character gesturing dramatically, or in the flow of a character’s hair or clothing. Elemental Magic, Volume II © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEMENTS 11 Under the water, bubbles and currents swirl wildly in the waves, with extreme temperature changes creating swirling eddies of activity. As the steam rises and dissipates, it is whipped around by even more swirling vortices of energy, caused by the super-heated lava and the cooler surrounding air. For the moment, I’ll take a preliminary look at the effects elements I will cover in this book, discussing some of their most important attributes, and keeping an eye out for when and where the different elements interact and overlap.

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