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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As environment artist and level designer, you must absorb knowledge from many different art disciplines. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

While it talks on the production design process, it provides tons of examples from Disney’s archive to support design concepts. Daline rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Only then should you have enough information to narrow down to a single idea, theme and style that you will execute. Key features and benefits: Player starts the game on a mid-day sunny beach bacherr within a few levels the day han to evening and to night.

Living Lines Library: Hans Bacher: Dream Worlds – Production Design in Animation (Selected)

Author mentions that “The more thorough your research is, the fewer problems you will face during production. The actual art tips were solid and important, but stuff I had seen elsewhere already I do have a lot of art books. Andres rated it really liked it Dec 17, Dresmworlds if your environment doesn’t work with simple shapes, then no amount of detail will make it better.

Use color depending on the style and theme of your environment and the story you are trying to tell.


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Feb 18, Michael Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: See this in-depth guide on how to create top-down layouts. When it comes to color, composition and design, Hans is in a class by himself. Lists with This Dreamwordls. Colors of the campaign start with warm color palette and turn to cold, washed out greens, blues and browns.

Imo Kessal rated it it was amazing Dec 17, There are also dedicated chapters to films where Hans Bacher talks specifically on how production design was done. The colors changed from bright warm palette to dark and cool palette. It is a worthy addition to your library. Art books from different time periods in history. Yes, in a way it is fun, but more importantly, it refreshes the batteries!

Of course, not all environments will require full range of values from light to dark. Work your environment in passes. Look at the color palette of each scene and location.

This book is well worth the money, actually not just to production designers, but for every artist.

Beauty and the Beast. There are many useful lessons, such as film analysis, visual development and research, camera rules, composition, staging and others. However, it doesn’t hurt to know a little bit about the scientific background of why to use them, especially when color is such an important dreamworldz of our business. The lessons taught are universal and can be applied in different fields if it’s related to art. In the dgeamworlds do not spend time on creating final props, textures, materials.

The position of the camera and the movement from scene to scene is very easy to plan that way. Focal point is the environment’s landmark, a visual reference.


Hans Bacher’s Dream Worlds

Bbacher goal is to always see as much of the environment in detail as I can in my mind before I jump into the editor and start blocking in the map. A truly unique visual delight offering insight into the development of animation classics like Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Lilo and Stitch as well as a tantalizing examination of unfinished Disney projects.

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 hajs, then you just got better at taking photos.

Complete range of values from light to dark allows you to have depth and contrast.

In film time it is limited. You will want to guide the player to the next location or to a mission objective.

Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation

More pictures on my blog This book is an invaluable dreamworld for any production designer. It is interesting to note that if your sketch works without the detailed stuff, the final background should do it as well.

This is a very practical book. This book is well worth the money, actually not just to production designers, but for every artist. A good composition should have the right selection of order, rhythm and intelligent balance.