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Jason Schleifer and Rigging for Animators

Jason Schleifer and Rigging for Animators

He is a great animator that also has extensive knowledge in rigging. Specifically rigging for animators! I know doesn’t that sound great! He has recently posted on his site shhhLIFE, about a new Automated version of the rigs that he developed here. He explains why he supports this and I think it is a very selfless act on his part. He has a great DVD bundle found on his site under the STORE tab. You can also get the Animator Friendly Rigging Part 1 on the Autodesk site here. I have talked with many of my rigging friends and they all have said it is a great system. I myself have done some rigging and am planning on checking these out.

So cruise his site and enjoy what he has to offer in skill and knowledge of the process we all enjoy.
The drawing come courtesy of the Squeeze Studio site.

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Website Highlight

Website Highlight

I thought I would try something new here once in a while. I know under the Animator’s Website section, there is a ton of sites and it’s hard to explore them all. Soo I figured that I would highlight one every couple of weeks or once a month. I think that some of these sites are great references for us animators out there. Really to see some great work and possibly always something to strive for and appreciate good animation.

The first site I chose to highlight comes to us from Ron Zorman. It seems from his recent updates that he still and has been at Pixar for a while. He has a ton of his shots listed on there in Quick Time format which I enjoy greatly because you can actually frame-by-frame things. I really do prefer that to the alternates of YouTube and Vimeo just for the simple fact that you can’t frame-by-frame and really appreciate the animation.

It seems that he is still in the process of uploading his stuff from Ren & Stimpy and his personal work but the stuff from his Pixar films is def a good ref. So take a look, frame-by-frame and enjoy some good bits of animation.

Quick Reminder

Just wanted to throw a quick reminder out there to let everyone know that doesn’t already. The resources on this site are constantly being updated as I encounter more and more of them out there. I am always trying to find new content in the form of good animators, resources and shorts to upload. So each time you come back there could be something that you haven’t seen before under one of the tabs. Any suggestions that you have or something that is not here that you know of please feel free to contact me or leave a comment. Thanks again!

New Animtion Mentor E-Book

New Animtion Mentor E-Book

I don’t think That I’ve posted on this yet…but Animation Mentor puts out FREE EBooks every now and again. This one is on “How to become an Animator.” It also follows with some bonus material Industry Report. They have put together a few in the past as well and are all available for download at animationmentor.com. Or you could just click here and go to their Resources Page, it has lots of good stuff for free.

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Valuable Critiques

Valuable Critiques

Sometimes it is hard to come by a person who will take the time to give solid feedback on work for various reasons: busy, not around and well busy.

Well I’m not sure if enough people actually visit the critiques on the 11sec Club. At the the end of each month when the winner is declared there is a critique given by an industry animator. I think these are a great source of learning first of all how to crit and also to observe and learn from fellow animator’s work. So visit, take a look, cause there are plenty to go around.

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