New Riders Publishing has released a new series of books for CG professionals. The "digital" series features DIGITAL CHARACTER ANIMATION 2, VOLUME II: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES by George Maestri, a follow up to Maestri's classic, DIGITAL CHARACTER ANIMATION. The new volume is written directly for CG professionals, with more non-software-specific approaches to character animation. According to its creator, DIGITAL CHARACTER ANIMATION 2, VOLUME II is a book on how to really think like an animator. It is a full-color, highly illustrated, hands-on tutorial covering advanced character animation theory and technique. This volume joins the other books in New Riders' digital series: Jeremy Birn's DIGITAL LIGHTING & RENDERING and DIGITAL TEXTURING & PAINTING by Owen Demers.