New training books in 2012
This page collects together links to the new training books and videos that I’ve spotted, that are due for publication in 2012…
Last updated: March 2012.
Google SketchUp for Game Design: Beginner’s Guide. A hugely-supported and powerful free software for easily making commercial 3D content in many formats, including standard OBJ. Pakt Publishing, February 2012.
Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking from respected publisher McFarland. 15th March 2012.
BLAST: spaceship sketches and renderings Three top artists take you from start to finish through making their spaceship picture. Design Studio Press, 15th March 2012.
Figures, Characters and Avatars: The Official Guide to Using DAZ Studio 3d to Create Beautiful Art. New second edition of the official training book for DAZ Studio 3d. 15th April 2012.
Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life from veteran British instructional publisher Focal Press. This is meant for old-school 2D artists, but seems likely to be of value to those making webcomics with characters and poses output from Poser and DAZ. 13th May 2012.
ZBrush Creature Design: Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games. Yet another from John Wiley publishers. Out on the 18th May 2012.
Set the Action! Creating Backgrounds for Compelling Storytelling in Animation, Comics, and Games. Focal Press. August 2012.
No sign yet of any commercial training DVD videos for DAZ Studio 3d 4, Poser 9 or Poser Pro 2012. But have a look at this page which collects the official videos and presents them in a logical sequence.
Otherwise, the nearest is Steve Purbrick’s 13 hour DVD called Poser 8 / Poser Pro 2010 Training DVD…
However, if you can speak and read German, there is this Poser 9 Training DVD (German only), available from March 2012…