mprove your character animation with a mastery of traditional principles and processes including weight and balance, timing, walks, birds, fish, snakes, four legged animals, acting and lip-synch. Traditional animation skills and techniques are presented in both 2D and 3D space. The companion CD features demonstration animations and exercises conducted in each of the major animation packages including 3ds Max, LightWave, Maya, and XSI Softimage. Readers will achieve improved 3D animation with a practical understanding of foundational animation skills. Theory is balanced with practical exercises in drawn and 3D animation. The companion CD-ROM includes short demonstration movies, 3D exercises, and 20 rigged models for practice.