Most helpful critical review
on September 5, 2003
Normally, I wouldn't comment on books that I have purchased, but this book fell way short of my expections. If you a beginner to the 3d arena then this book will give you a lot of general information regarding how the 3d world evolved and is still growing. For intermediate and advance users SAVE YOUR MONEY.
The first few charpters are devoted to the history of computer animation and the computer industry. Look, if you don't know how to use a computer by now. Why would you be buying a book on computer animation. Instead you should be buying a book on how to use a computer and what components make up a computer.
Very poor organizational structure through out the book, when I would read a sentence or paragraph and it refrence a fig #, I found myself going back and forth a few pages to locate the item he was speaking of and it continued throughout the book. This became very cumbersome and annoying after a while. I could go on for hours about my disappoint but I'm sure you get the point.
Most of the things discuss in this book are general terms that you can find in many 3d books on the market, as well as the web and your 3d manual that shipped with your 3d software. Nothing in this book is specific, so be warned. One other thing, his website is a joke. [...] Nothing inspiring at all, and very amateurish to say the least. I gave it one star for beginners only.