Hans Bacher: Dream Worlds – Production Design in Animation (Selected). Posted by: Nagy Péter. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare. A happy note to close out this year’s animation book releases: Hans Bacher’s eagerly anticipated book about animation production design. Hans Bacher is acknowledged as one of the greats of production design for animation and he has been given unparalleled access to Disney’s archives to.

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When I was in college, studying computer animation I found a great book that offered insight into preproduction and world creation for animation. The Lost Empire and Mulan. Sudheer Kasulanati rated it liked it May 03, Use color depending on the style and theme of your environment and the story you are trying to tell.


World of Level Design website, its tutorials and products are not endorsed, sponsored or approved by any mentioned companies on this website in any way. Rhythm and Style Variety. For game design, make the game mechanics work first. In case you want to arrange the values vacher, your foreground might be the darkest, and your background the lightest tone.

During block in stages of a game environment or level design, focus on simplicity. The key is to find a way to use practical knowledge in one discipline and transfer it to another. The lessons taught are universal and can be applied in different fields if it’s related to art. I bought this book primarily for the art but I’ve realised that there’s more to all the art displayed.

Learn about different color combinations such as monochromatic, complementary, split-complementary, analogous, triad.

Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation by Hans Bacher

I know your time is limited so make sure that everything you watch, read and play can be redirected and used on your current project. His works are inspiring.


Good composition should have the right selection of order, rhythm and balance. If your environment works without any detail, then it will work with detail. You will want to guide the player to the next location or to a mission objective. And it has to fulfill visual dreams that are the same around the globe. The more thorough your research is, the fewer problems you will face during production.

The position of the camera and the movement from scene to scene is very easy to plan that way. Refresh and try again.

Only then should you have enough information to narrow down to a single idea, theme and style that you will execute. Andres rated it really liked it Dec 17, Trivia About Dream Worlds: It talks bbacher how to go about setting the style and look for animation.

You will only detail areas which you will show to others. He’s a bit of a stylistic chameleon, and even as digital tools gained prominence, he didn’t shun them, he drfamworlds them. A bit like a visual memoir of Bacher’s career. For stand-alone game environments bachsr like a film-maker. For example, a love scene will need different colors than a suspense scene. A good story is the most important thing, dreamowrlds it has to be set in a believable world.

Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation

Psychologists and interior designers know how to use them together to achieve specific results. That’s why Disney arranged for research trips for many years for some of the leading designers of a project. Playable level and stand-alone game environment.

Most importantly, how do you apply these principles from production design for animation to game environment art? There are more pictures and videos on deeamworlds blog.


Highly recommended for all digital artists and animators. It could be a dominating piece of architecture, landscape or pathway. And it is best to study these rules so as not to repeat past mistakes.

Dream Worlds: Production Design in Animation – Hans P. Bacher – Google Books

Focal point is the environment’s landmark, a visual reference. For example, you could read an instructional manual on composition and lighting for photography but if you can’t translate it to game environments and how it improves your work, then you just got better dreamworrlds taking photos.

Such as a well lit doorway or headlights on a car in a dark alley. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Serenity, calmness, distress, fear etc. Dec 07, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page.

hns Nov 18, Ilse rated it really liked it Shelves: He gives hanw insight into the process as well as general instruction on how to frame, move characters and tell the story in the best possible way. The author offers practical advice, insights, tips and uses a lot of image examples from Disney films. Yes, in a way it is fun, but more importantly, it refreshes the batteries! Production Design in Animation. We lead the eyes of the audience.

A good composition should have the right selection of order, rhythm and intelligent balance. Play games variety of games with different art styles, gameplay mechanics and genres. For calm and serene scene you will use a bright color palette.