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CG Coach: The Feature Animation Process

CG Coach: The Feature Animation Process

Hey Everyone

I recently found this post over on CG Coach’s Blog. It breaks down the feature animation process with definitions and plenty of examples. All the way down the line from: Story, Layout, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation, Surface Shading, Lighting and Rendering, FX and Compositing. It has breakdowns for just about all of these and seems really helpful. Check it out here: The Feature Animation Process.

Check out the site as well CG Coach, seems like a great resource. Look around and enjoy.
JP

A Note from Carlos Baena on Acting

A Note from Carlos Baena on Acting

Every now and then I think it’s great to revisit blogs or sites that I remember and read over old posts. With all of the information out there now it’s super hard to keep up with it. That is what I am here for! I read this post over a year or so ago and although I was still in school at the time it was a great post about “Timing and Acting” by Carlos Baena. I read it again and it has a whole new meaning. Carlos takes a clip from “Seinfeld” in which he breaks down his thought process as an animator as he watches the clip. Now it’s hard to put our own thought process into words so
when you have an animator of this caliber doing it so clearly, it can be a great learning tool. He also has another example from “Seinfeld” using Elaine and facial “Expressions” to help with acting. Carlos also breaks it down and gives us his insight.

There are many of these gems through his site so revisit if you haven’t been to his site already.

Enjoy

Another Note on Posing

Another Note on Posing

Just wanted to throw in another resource for ya. This book Simplified Drawing for Animation by Wayne Gilbert is another great resource for learning and really constructing poses for your animation. He breaks them down in really easy to follow ways that make sense and it seems to be an invaluable resource to add to your collection. Here are a few inserts from his book that you can find on the site. You may remember him from the free Animation Mentor webinar not to long ago. If you missed it here’s the link.

So check it out…some of the best $$ you’ll spend.
Enjoy

Animation Mentor Free Webinar

Animation Mentor Free Webinar

Hey everybody. The time has come for another free Animation Mentor FREE Webinar. This one features a brilliant animation producer in Don Hahn. The webinar is a little different in which Bobby “Boom” Beck and Don will discuss the life, work and teachings of Disney legend Walt Stanchfield. Bobby Beck the CEO of Animation Mentor is a former Pixar animator and I have joined his webinars in the past in which he brings tons of great knowledge and enthusiasm! This should be lots of fun and a rare treat of two great industry specialists getting together to share some stories and experiance. So sign up now and enjoy!