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Animators Resource Interview – Casey McDermott – Full Interview

This is my full interview with Casey McDermott where we chat about animation workflow and some tips. Casey takes us through his more straight ahead approach to his animation by breaking down one of his shots while working at Blizzard! It was great getting to catch up with Casey and always try to learn and grow.

 

Enjoy!
JP

Riot Developer’s Blog: The Animation of Ivern

Great post over at the League of Legends Dev Blog about using animation to strengthen and define his character. In this post they talk about personality and run cycles, being limber and gameplay animation. Some great stuff about process and good insight.

 

Also check out more animations of Ivern by Warren Goff

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JP

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Animation Workflow: Animators Checklist

Been looking around the animatorschecklist.com site for a bit and some really useful insights to Gabriel Garcia Poignet animation process from workflow to performance. I’m always looking at others points of view to even grab a nugget of knowledge or allow my brain to process someone else’s way of thinking about animation. So have a look around. There is a fun post on breaking down the Key Frames in your animation.

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JP

Animation Workflow Tips: Sébastien Wojda

Found these workflow tips over at CG Channel by Dreamworks an Sébastien Wojda. He goes through a bunch really great stuff from prepping your shot with reference to exaggerating your curves. 10 Great tips all around to grab from and help your workflow. A couple pasted below.

 

 

You can see the entire post and read up on it here 10 Killer Tips for Better Character Animation

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JP

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Animation Workflow: Phrasing

Just read up on a post over at the Animated Spirit blog all about Phrasing in animation. James Chiang does a great job of breaking down what makes Phrasing so important when planning your shots out. Not only is James able to communicate his thoughts on phrasing in animation in a way that seems effortless and easy to follow but he also shows off some great examples.

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“Phrasing is the effort to present ideas through a series of movements. Well-planned and expertly-transitioned phrasing makes for animation that is both entertaining, beautiful and natural – you’re convinced of its believability while awed by its beauty.”
Head on over and give a once over. Maybe two or three times 🙂
Enjoy!
JP