The Resource Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media, Sloan, Robin

Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media, Sloan, Robin

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Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media
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Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media
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Sloan, Robin
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
While the earliest character representations in video games were rudimentary in terms of their presentation and performance, the virtual characters that appear in games today can be extremely complex and lifelike. These are characters that have the potential to make a powerful and emotional connection with gamers. As virtual characters become more intricate and varied, there is a growing need to examine the theory and practice of virtual character design. This book seeks to develop a series of critical frameworks to support the analysis and design of virtual characters. Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media covers a breadth of topics to establish a relationship between pertinent artistic and scientific theories and good character design practice. Targeted at students, researchers, and professionals, the book aims to show how both character presentation and character performance can be enhanced through careful consideration of underlying theory. The book begins with a focus on virtual character presentation, underpinned by a discussion of biological, artistic, and sociological principles. Next it looks at the performance of virtual characters, encompassing the psychology of emotion and personality, narrative and game design theories, animation, and acting. The book concludes with a series of applied virtual character design examples. These examples examine the aesthetics of player characters, the design and performance of the wider cast of game characters, and the performance of characters within complex, hyperreal worlds
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1979-
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Sloan, Robin
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non fiction
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Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media, Sloan, Robin
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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oslsaf9781466598201
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unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
Form of item
online
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Made available through: Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
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  • KE34604
  • 9781466598201
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) a1436061
  • (Safari)9781466598201
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media, Sloan, Robin
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
oslsaf9781466598201
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • KE34604
  • 9781466598201
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1436061
  • (Safari)9781466598201
  • (Safari)KE34604
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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