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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
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.

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JP
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More from Splatfrog: Ken Fountain talks about Eyes and Finger Tips

Ken is really rolling out the Podcasts…I can’t keep up! But he is giving up some amazing tips on things to think about while animating acting shots. This one below is about how you could use the eye movements as your guide to laying out emotion in your characters. Fun stuff!


The Eyes Have It! – SplatFrog.com Podcast #07 from Ken Fountain on Vimeo.

He also just released another on the importance of animating all the way to The Finger Tips! Great looking character.

Always inspiring stuff from Ken Fountain!
Enjoy!
JP

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Animation Tips from Patrick Giusiano

Another great example of an animators thought process. Sometimes you see things from others that are often standard in terms of workflow and then you usually will see a few things that are unique in their ability to translate into animation. Have a look at Patrick Giusiano‘s EPIC workflow.


EPIC Animation Tips from Patrick Giusiano on Vimeo.

Some great tips as well!
Enjoy!
JP

More from Patrick’s workflow from an earlier post here

Daniel Peixe: Frozen Shot Progression

Another great shot progression of Frozen from Daniel Peixe over at Disney Animation.


ShotProgressionGrandPabby from Daniel Peixe on Vimeo.

If you watch his reference video you can see some of the stuff he uses as his base and then pluses and pushes the animation. Great insight on how to use reference video effectively.

Enjoy!
JP

A Couple of Animation Workflow Videos

The 1st video is from Laurent Caneiro over at Dreamworks. He shows off his workflow comparison between his reference footage and shots.

This next video is by Disney animator Daniel Peixe. He goes through one of his shots on Frozen and his workflow how he quickly went about it in 2D and the comparison to what he ended up with in 3D.


ShotProgressionSven from Daniel Peixe on Vimeo.

Great stuff all the way around and some really fun insight to workflows!
Enjoy!
JP