Rigging for Games: A Primer for Technical Artists Using Maya and Python is not just another step-by-step manual of loosely related tutorials. Using characters from the video gameTin, it takes you through the real-world creative and technical process of rigging characters for video games and cinematics, allowing readers a complete inside look at a single project.
You'll explore new ways to write scripts and create modular rigs using Maya and Python, and automate and speed up the rigging process in your creative pipeline. Finally, you'll learn the most efficient ways of exporting your rigs into the popular game engine Unity. This is the practical, start-to-finish rigging primer you've been waiting for!
Game design requires many skills including imagination, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. These characteristics make it a natural fit for the Maker movement. From board games to video games, this exciting title introduces readers to the essential basics of game design including game components and systems, prototype design, play testing, and the steps in the iterative design process. Makers and Shakers sidebars introduce readers to some of the worlds greatest game designers and innovators. The title also includes engaging, step-by-step Maker projects to put their game design skills to work.
Winning! A Guide To Games That Never Were takes inspiration from the popular game guides of the 1980s and early 1990s, Winning! provides strategies, tips and cheats designed to help you excel at a collection of video games that never were nor ever will be, all in the style of the down and dirty, rough and ready collections so many of us knew, loved and cherished in the by-gone Golden Age of console gaming!
This book is simultaneously a superb atlas and a detailed guide to all aspects of video capsule endoscopy. History, technique, performance, reading, indications, contraindications, outcomes, complications and alternative methods are described systematically by a large panel of experts. In addition, the full range of small bowel diseases, from the common to the rare, are described and illustrated using a unique and exhaustive collection of capsule endoscopy images that are accompanied by corresponding images of enteroscopy, surgery, radiology and histology whenever possible. The newest technology of colon capsule endoscopy is included and exciting potential future developments are also considered. This book will be indispensable for all who use the technique or are considering establishing a video capsule endoscopy service.
You're It! is a brilliantly observed hop, skip and jump down memory lane; a celebration of the days when you used to get home from school, hop out of your school clothes, skip over to your best friend's house and jump around all afternoon until Mum called you in for tea. Nowadays, those classic - and universal - games of Hopscotch, Skipping, Bulldog and Hide and Seek are almost forgotten, rarely played, rarely passed on as generations come and go. With You're It! you can relive those fun and silly games in this beautifully illustrated, wonderfully nostalgic book celebrating the games we remember from our childhoods as well the days themselves.
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