View Full Version : Building a Digital Human

07-22-2003, 02:42 PM
Has anyone read this book (which was supposedly done using LightWave)?

Any comments on whether it's good?

07-22-2003, 03:28 PM
A link would be nice, maybe an author too.;)

07-22-2003, 03:35 PM
A little insight to this book (I've not read or heard of it)

Amazon.com's Blurb about this book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1584502851/qid=1058909692/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-1896267-4639941?v=glance&s=books)

07-22-2003, 03:38 PM
This is where I read it was made with LightWave:


And this is the author's Web site:


07-22-2003, 04:02 PM
I've never liked Charles River Media books, there's just something about them. Go to your local bookstore and browse some of the titles, you'll see what I mean, especially the Lightwave books, euuuck!

EDIT: There is only one good Charles River published book that is excellent, Digital Character Design and Painting by Don Seegmiller (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1584502320/qid=1058924840/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_3/002-6993891-3710465?v=glance&s=books&n=507846)

I guess I shouldn't be biased by who publishes the book as it's the author who makes the real difference. But it's just that the quality of material in 95% of their books looks like crap.

On the other hand, books published by New Riders and Wordware are almost always worth purchasing.

07-23-2003, 11:35 AM
Ken did another book for Charles River Media a while back, Digital Dinosaurs or something like that. It's pretty good, I haven't gone through the whole thing but it's not crap like most of the other Charles River books. I've heard some good things about this Digital Humans book too.

A Mejias
07-28-2003, 07:01 AM
I've known Ken for a long time. I haven't kept in contact with him for a few years though. I still remember the day he did that prosthetic make-up on me.

The Ratman,
A Mejias

Originally posted by TyVole
...And this is the author's Web site: