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Physics for Animators by Michele Bousquet

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Foreword

Why would animators need physics? This is a question I was asked many times over the course of the last few years, whenever I told a non-animator I was working on this book. But whenever I mentioned the book’s title to an animator, or any kind of artist for that matter, I got smiles, laughs, and the occasional hug.

In formal studies of animation, such as university courses, science is often given short shrift. In the same way that students of nude drawing and sculpture are encouraged to study anatomy, animators, with the need to represent motion convincingly, should be well grounded in the basics of physics. However, university courses and physics books are aimed at future engineers and scientists—they include a lot of information that ...

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