Computer Animation - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080553856

Computer Animation

2nd Edition

Algorithms and Techniques

Authors: Rick Parent
eBook ISBN: 9780080553856
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
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Key Features

  • New up-to-the-moment coverage of hot topics like real-time 3D graphics, collision detection, fluid and soft-body animation and more!
    Companion site with animation clips drawn from research & entertainment and code samples
    Describes the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of animation that provide the animator with a deep understanding and control of technique


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About the Author

Rick Parent

Rick Parent is an Associate Professor at Ohio State University, where he teaches computer graphics and computer animation. His research in computer animation focuses on its relation to modeling and animating the human figure, with special emphasis on geometric modeling and implicit surfaces. Rick earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Ohio State University and a Bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Dayton. In 1977, he was awarded "Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award" (one of four given nationally) by the NCC. He has served on numerous SIGGRAPH committees, in addition to the Computer Graphics International 2000 Program Committee and the Computer Animation '99 Program Committee and is on the editorial board of the Visual Computer Journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University, where he teaches computer graphics and computer animation. He has taught Computer Animation for over 25 years and has worked in the field for over 35. His research interests include the modeling and animating of the human figure.