Friday, September 19, 2014

Animating a Quadruped with AnimSquad

I had the pleasure of working with Matt Shumway while at Rhythm & Hues and he was my animation supervisor on HOP. Have a look at this preview from a workshop about quadruped animation. Some great insight to creature stuff.

Trailer Matt Shumway "Animating A Quadruped" Masterclass from Animsquad on Vimeo.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AnimSchool: Marshal

Another fun character released by AnimSchool, Marshal. Again he really feels like he belongs in the others world. If you look at the lineup of the characters even Scout fits in.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Talking Funny

If you haven't watched this special on HBO yet can watch it here. It is just a conversation with 4 of the most popular comedians over the last 10-20yrs. What is interesting is all the parallels between art forms. You really get a sense of their process and all 4 are different or have different takes about their craft. Comedy is an art just like animation. Have a listen and think about how much it may sound just like what you have hears throughout your animation discussions.

Great stuff!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Facial Reference

Some great slow motion reference of reaction both pain and joy in the face. You really get a sense of how some of the muscles area firing. For more about that check out the interview I did with Andy Conroy about facial animation.


found via onanimation

Monday, August 25, 2014

Exclusive Coupon for Long Winter Rig Cody!

Another exclusive coupon from Long Winter Studios today for the Cody Rig!

Head on over the site and grab him! $10 off all day! Check out the forums while you are over there and have a look at the goodies and WIPs! Great stuff!

code: animatorsresource8448


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Animation Principles: Overlap and Follow Through with AnimSchool's Tom Roberts

Have a look at some insight to thinking about how Overlap and Follow Through works. AnimSchool instructor and Blue Sky animator Thom Roberts explains some of his thoughts on the principle.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

**UPDATE** Exclusive Coupon for Long Winter Rig Walter

**UPDATE** Walter is now live!

Great news from Animators Resource and Long Winter Studios. You may have been seeing the news about new rigs hitting the internets soon. Well only here LWS is offering a $10 coupon to the first 5 peeps that purchase the Walter Rig today!

So head on over to the new Long Winter site and sign up. Have a look at all the new goodies and be a part of the community happening over there.

Walter will be released at some point today midday GMS so be on the look out.

coupon code will be animatorsresource.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to Animate Dialogue: Aaron Blaise Lip Sync Tips

Fun insight to animating dialogue with Aaron Blaise. Like he says there are a TON of workflows that help with lip sync and you can take bits and pieces from them to help create your own, like I did with swing sets.(does anyone remember me reference this before?)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shot Progression: Alaa Aldeen

Another fun shot by Alaa Aldeen. Great to see the process.

The Elf Shot Progression from Alaa Aldeen Afifah on Vimeo.


Check out the interview with Alaa on the AnimSchool Blog

Frozen: Storyboard to Final Animation

What a great comparison between from Frozen on what the animator may see in the storyboard phase when they start their shot. This is great when working on a feature film and really allows the animator to focus on the performance and animation.


found via animationtidbits

more good stuff from original site

Friday, July 11, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Long Winter: More Rigs

They have been busy over there at Long Winter, between releasing Brooke and all of the new works in progress. The characters keep coming and they are more and more appealing!

Brooke from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

If you haven't check out Long Winter's "In the Works Page" go check it out!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Free Rig: Mery Project

This looks like a great little project and fun character. Head on over and check it out at Mery Project. I believe they have a facebook page as well.

Mery Project Presentation from Mery Project on Vimeo.

Rigging Reel 2014 from Antonio Méndez on Vimeo.

Enjoy Soon!