Well just before siggraph, it seems BArnes and Noble screwed up a littel and announced my book a little prematurely I feel now that its announced its time I cleared up somethings and shared a little info.
Sure enough, its now available for preorder at most the large online bookstores. The title is Cinema 4D R9: Character Design and Animation. The current image is highly innaccurate, it will not be RX, that was done during early pitching before R9 could be mentioned. As well it will not be purple or have the moose on it, here is the image that will be used in the catalogues and such, the image will change slightly in terms of pose and lighting for the final cover, but this should easily be indentifiable with the final cover image.
for those interested a highres imae can be found at www.lucentdreams.net/coverHI.jpg
The book is aimed at Intermedite to Advanced users, focusing particularily on Character Animation. There are fifteen Chapters, I will see about permission to list the chapters specifically. Basically the first chapter is a summary and glance of the new R9 features, what and where they are, not how to use them. Then you have 14 chapters covering everything from preproduction to rendering out a final aniamtion, covering the modeling texturing, rigging and animation of two characters in an environment using a script, voice recordings, and storyboard.
The book is slated for early to mid november. Retail price is 49.99 but many stores are offering sales particularily for pre-orders. It comes with a goodies CD loaded with great stuff including the freeware version of Vreel and Arndt’s Translucency plugin.