Cracking Animation. The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation, by Peter Lord & Brian Sibley
Foreword by Nick Park
Thames & Hudson, 1998. ISBN: 0500281688. Paperback. Good condition. Title and index pages are ripped.
The Aardman Studio in Bristol is one of the biggest successes in the new wave of British animation. This book sets Aardman’s achievements and the history of the studio within the context of the tradition of 3-D animation. The studio’s initial success with Morph was followed with an Oscar for Creature Comforts and nominations for Adam and A Grand Day Out.
Nick Park at Aardman has received two Oscars for his Wallace and Gromit stories, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. The book provides the reader with a guide to making a 3-D animated film. Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman, explains the process of 3-D animation, with a step-by-step description of how to create characters, a story board and sets, and then an entire film.