My thanks go to the excellent editorial and production staff at Wiley, including my acquisitions editor, Mariann Barsolo; my production editor, Martine Dardignac; and my technical editor, Keith Reicher.
Special thanks to this book's special contributors: Michael Stolworthy, Matt Orlich, James Chandler, Kirk Buckendorf, Rocky Bright Jr., Joshua Perez, and Tim Kelly.
Special thanks to all the animators who have toiled before me and along with me. 3D animation is a wonderful, inspiring medium, particularly when so many pour their passion into the work.
Special thanks to my family and friends who supported my wild ambitions. And the biggest thanks go to my beautiful wife, Anita, who encouraged me all the way despite all those late, late ...