Elemental Magic, Volume I

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Elemental Magic, Volume I

The Art of Special Effects Animation

By Joseph Gilland

Focal Press, Paperback, 9780240811635, 328pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

Create amazing animated effects such as fiery blazes, rippling water, and magical transformations. Animation guru Joseph Gilland breaks down the world of special effects animation with clear step-by-step diagrams and explanations on how to create the amazing and compelling images you see on the big screen. 'Elemental Magic' is jam-packed with rich, original illustrations from the author himself which help explain and illuminate the technique, philosophy, and approach behind classical hand drawn animated effects and how to apply these skills to your digital projects.