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Animation Reference: Carlos F. Puertolas

Carlos has put together a great collection of his reference from some of his time at DreamWorks. Its great to see a side by side comparison of both. Pay attention to changes in the animation from the reference and how he pushed the animation even more. I like to think about why he would make those choices and it sometimes helps me understand my process a bit more to help push my animation choices.

Enjoy!
JP

Wizards in my Machine

Ken Fountain and his studio Crackerbox just released a teaser for their latest project Wizards in my Machine. It looks like a ton of fun.

For those that haven’t seen it you can check out my interview with Ken on the interviews page of the site. He talks a little bit about Crackerbox and shows some workflow stuff from GeoMe.
You can see more of Ken on Splatfrog
Enjoy!
JP

Malcolm 2.0

Dave Gallagher over at AnimSchool has decided to take on the effort of updating the popular Free Malcolm Rig with Malcolm 2.0. He’s decided to crowd fund this version to make Malcolm super customize-able and give him a wide array of looks.

Head on over to the Malcolm 2.0 page and donate today!
Enjoy!
JP

While you’re at it check out AnimSchool’s latest Student Showcase!

Animation Workflow: Jason Martinsen's Body Mechanics Demo

Animation Workflow: Jason Martinsen’s Body Mechanics Demo

Just came across a fun post on Body Mechanics over on the AM Blog. I’ve posted a few times regarding Jason’s workflow (see below). It’s really nice to see the workflow in this form and the thinking behind many choices. Mechanics is one of the keys to making animation feel right and seeing others points of view only lets you creatively think about your next shot better.

Enjoy!
JP
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Blocking Characters in a Scene

Blocking Characters in a Scene

Check out the post from Temple of Seven Golden Camels about how characters are blocked out during a dialogue scene. He uses the example from an old move called “Paths of Glory.” He also points out some key characteristics throughout the scene that help break it down into points that every animator can think about as they may begin a shot.

Some great posts over there.
Enjoy!
JP

Long Winter Sale and New Character Benny

Long Winter Sale and New Character Benny

Head on over to Long Winter and check out the new character they just released. Benny! He is one of their first creature type characters and is super fun! I like that he still fits in the world of the rest of that cast so if you have gotten any of the previous rigs then he will look great interacting with them.

Check out some of his Demos

Long Winter also has a great sale going on right now with their rigs. There are a bunch of Combo Packs to check out, so Login and explore.
Enjoy!
JP

Talking Funny

If you haven’t watched this special on HBO yet well..you 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!
Enjoy!
JP

Exclusive Coupon for Long Winter Rig Cody!

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

Enjoy!
JP
**UPDATE** Exclusive Coupon for Long Winter Rig Walter

**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.

Enjoy!
JP