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Animators Resource Full Interview – Zach Parrish

This is my full interview with Zach Parrish. In this interview, Zach breaks down a series of shots from his time as Animation Supervisor on Wreck It Ralph. He also takes us through some of his blocking techniques, chats about his time with Glen Keane and some of his duties as a Animation Supervisor. Sorry for the occasional Audio overlap…unfortunately it’s due to the capture of it. Hope you all enjoy!

Animators Resource Full Interview – Zach Parrish from Animators Resource on Vimeo.

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Animators Resource Interview – Zach Parrish on Blocking Animation Workflow

Here is another clip from the interview I did with Disney Animation Supervisor, Zach Parrish. Here he is chatting a bit about his shots on Wreck It Ralph and some about his blocking process.

Animators Resource Interview – Zach Parrish on Blocking Animation Workflow from Animators Resource on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for more clips from the interview and the full interview will be posted soon.
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Helpful Animation Mel Scripts

Helpful Animation Mel Scripts

So in this post I thought that I should speak up about a couple of great that are out there to help us animators along in the process. Hey anything that can make our life even a tad bit easier is always appreciated. So the first is the Tween Machine by Justin Barret and the shelf icons were created by Keith Lango. This is a great tool to help us along inbetweening our animation. It is not a substitute to actually doing it rather a tool to help us get the job done faster. There are many setting and it can be a very valuable tool so read up on it on the site. The other is the tool created by Comet-Cartoons. It’s under the Mel Script Suite there. There are plenty of good tools included in the suite and they list them on the site. The autotangent tool allows you to get the right curve on your tangents after the blocking stage. Many animators have different work flows that work for them from pass to pass. This tool allows you to have better control over your tangents so that there is no or less overshoot as compared to when you use spline. It allows you to have a bit more control over your tangents instead of leaving them to the computer AHHH. These scripts are all for maya. Although Comet-Cartoons has ones for Max. There are also many other helpful scripts at you can check out.
Let me point you in the direction for the scripts I mentioned.

The TweenMachine here

Autotangent here