An Essential Resource for Animation Professionals
The softcover edition, released in 2008.
Chinese edition, published in June 2016.
"Loved your book. I used it all the time while designing the many animator GUIs for character rigs used at ILM, Sony Imageworks, Rainmaker and Nerd Corps.
Ron Bublitz, Character Pipeline TD
"I have your book. Bought it quite some time ago. It was an essential resource for me when I was animating and rigging faces for animated and visual effects production. As a result, it is the recommended book that I suggest to my students today. "
Animation Lecturer, LinkedIn
"I teach animation and I recommend that every student add this book to their personal library. Faigin provides just the right blend of anatomy (how the face moves) and psychology (how the emotions animate the face). His examples are clear and lucid, drawing from fine-art painting and sculpture to court room photographs. The kindle version works better than I thought it would." - CarlEd, Amazon.com
“Thanks for creating such a seminal work that has become indispensable to me and other professionals in the VFX community over our careers!”
Character TD Supervisor, LinkedIn
“Your book "The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression " was a booster rocket for my career. Thank you so very much.”
VFX Supervisor, LinkedIn
"This book explains what is behind the scenes in the human face, in terms of muscles and bones. It looks at things from every possible angle. It shows how different emotions create different facial expressions. It shows how faces change as they age."
“Beautiful work you do. I believe everyone in our facial modeling department has your book for reference.”
CG Modeler, LinkedIn
'I've been a big fan of your book for almost two decades and use it as my text book for facial expression class."
Digital artist/sculptor/designer/educator, LinkedIn
"In the back, there is a sketch guide to the quintessentials of each expression for fast reference. The main body covers how these look in detail and somewhat varied lighting, discussing which muscles bulge, and how the shape of the eye is affected, and everything else necessary to let you get just the right subtle or dramatic look, that can determine the whole mood of the work."
Holly Ingraham, Honolulu, Amazon.com
"I love your book and have referred students to it for some of my classes. I found it invaluable when I set up some of my face rigs, adding a sneer morph really helped on one project. And as a matter of general knowledge, I found your detailed breakdowns between fake smiles vs. real, stifled tears vs. pride/happiness quite informative and fascinating."
Professor of Animation, LinkedIn