Books

 

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Absolute Darkness,
 Published November 2016, is a self-published book and quite the departure. Those that know me would say that the non-fiction is actually the departure—there has always been a novel in the works. I am so proud of this one and have tested it in different demographics. In each one it has reviewed highly! I think you’re going to love this one.  Being self published, it takes some hustle and I’m enjoying learning about how to self market. Though it does make my head hurt-especially for this one that has such a potentially wide pool of potential readers.

What is this book about?  Cavers, energy being drawn to destroy the universe, time traveling vampire who must spend eternity keeping the universe from being destroyed, time crossed lovers, multiple time lines that must all funnel into one locked moment of death. What?

Time travel, gore, romance, caving: vertical, horizontal and cave-diving – you get it all!

If you read this book – PLEASE – put a review on Amazon.  One of the ways to float higher in the sea of search engine results is to have reviews. I am keeping the price as low as possible (though I do have to recoup the cost of hiring an editor) because I want everyone to enjoy this one.  I don’t write for money. I write because I have to. Enjoy and share it with your friends! …then write a review.

Available on Amazon, Kindle, FREE on Kindle Unlimited: Absolute Darkness

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteDarknessBook/

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Rig it Right, Published March 2013, is about 3D character rigging. The picture for the cover is from  a group project titled Drag N’ Fly here at SCAD Atlanta.  This book is from two classes that I teach: Intro to Rigging and Advanced Rigging. The book is broken into three sections. Section one is basic concepts. You learn how to make a super simple rig for each concept. The second section is a biped – which happens to be the pictured bird. We rig it and compare it to a human character setup. The third section of the book covers advanced topics like stretchy rigs, broken skeleton rigs and advanced controls. Info on the group project can be seen here: (http://www.dragnflyanimation.blogspot.com/)

The website for the book includes companion data (Maya files, etc) and videos explaining many of the “Rules of Rigging”. (http://www.routledge.com/cw/ohailey-9780240820798)

Rig it Right First editionAvailable on Amazon and Kindle

 


Hybrid Animation
was an interesting book to write and came from a class that I teach in the summers. There are plenty of things that go along with it like free chapters and about 6 gigs of chapter material!  Even though the software versions shown in the book are getting older, the concepts and button clicking is just about the same.  I tried to show multiple methods to do things and the most common problems that have to be solved. The book is more about learning the process of how to mix mediums so you can chose any software you want to

Available in paperback and ebook on Amazon.

 

Hybrid Animation First Edition: Available on Amazon and Kindle

Chapter material available at: hybridanimation.com
Blog for the class with extra images and student samples: http://hybridanimationbook.blogspot.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hybrid-Animation-108398612547879/

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Hybrid Animation Second Edition: (paperback, ebook, and Hardback!): Available on Amazon and Kindle

Chapter material available at: hybridanimation.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hybrid-Animation-108398612547879/
FREE CHAPTER!!! Storybeats and Moments
Direct link to chapter material available at:
http://www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780415718707/#a