Fun stuff over on PinterestAnimation Tips collected by Erika Eguia.

Pretty sweet
Enjoy!
JP

found via animationmonkey.blogspot

Head on over to Tal Shwarzman‘s Blog, Animation Addicts. Tal is a Dreamworks animator and a Ianimate.net Instructor. I have had the privilege of seeing lots of his lectures and critiques so I have been following the blog for a bit now. He just did the 1st podcast with some of his co-workers at DWA about Reference in Animation.

So head on over and check out the blog and podcast
Enjoy!
JP

Blur: Goon Kickstarter

Posted on October 12, 2012
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Category : Animated Film, Blur, Goon Kickstarter, Kickstarter, The Goon
Blur has just launched a Kickstarter to get some funding for there Animated Film Goon. You may have seen some stuff around about it the past couple of years. What is out there looks really good. The Goon is a comic which they have been trying to get made into a movie.


“The Goon” Movie Proof of Concept Trailer from Goon Kickstarter on Vimeo.

Check it out!
Enjoy!
JP

Disney animator Joe Bowers has done an interview where he breaks down some shots he did on Disney‘s Tangled and Bolt. He breaks down everything from timing and spacing to squash and stretch. Some really amazing tips from a good animator. Plenty of nuggets in there from his time with Glen Keane as well.


JoeBowers Interview from Frame By Frame on Vimeo.

Really amazing stuff!
Enjoy!
JP

 
Just a little insight to the process on how Laika gets some of there mouth shapes courtesy of David Vandervoort. I really think it’s a great example of nice shapes that flow organically in and out of each other. The timing of how you get from one shape to another and even how long you can hold a shape really takes some practice and refinement to get it to look organic. It reminds me of a lecture I had at work a couple of years back on Swing Sets (remember these words).

Enjoy and even try to download so u can frame through the shapes…pay attention to how the jaw moves…really nice!

More to come on Swing Sets!

JP

found via spungella

bhGosting Tool for Maya

Posted on September 27, 2012
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Category : bhGosting Tool, Brian Horgan, maya
Came across this ghosting tool created for Maya by an AnimatorRigger Brian Horgan. We used a similar tool when I was at Rhythm and Hues and it was very useful. It helped in getting a good picture of weight and balance from all angles as you work through your animation. Brian goes into a little bit of its many uses here in the tutorial.


bhGhost Tutorial from Brian Horgan on Vimeo.

You can download it here.
Enjoy!
JP

found via lesterbanks.com

For anyone that is not in school and trying to animate from home using Maya and have always wanted to fast track your learning curve, here’s your chance. Animation Mentor is offering a six week workshop to help you navigate through many aspects of Maya with a focus on animation. Some of the other benefits include a 3yr student version of Maya, a mentor and access to AM’s online community.

So head on over and check out if it’s for you.
Enjoy!
JP

Most everyone by now has heard, seen or used the Free Morpheus Rig by Josh Burton. Well he is about to venture on a new Kickstarter campaign to forge ahead with a new Morpheus 2.0 . Check out the little teaser that his team put together.


Morpheus Rig 2.0 Kickstarter Teaser! from CG Monks on Vimeo.

Morpheus Kickstarter

Can’t wait!
Enjoy!
JP

I just saw an interview over at my Andrew Conroy’s Blog, with the new 11_Second_Club winner Ivan Oviedo.I did a earlier post when FishBoy was first coming out and this is the first time I’ve seen the rig being used. Great shapes! Here is Ivan’s winning entry.


MY DREAM from ivan oviedo on Vimeo.

Head on over to Andy’s blog for the interview!
Enjoy!
JP

Head on over to the Speaking of Animation Blog to check a great little podcast. This time around they grabbed a bunch of the veterans from the Animation Department at Rhythm and Hues. I have had the privilege to work on many shows with this talented crew during my time at R&H and had some of the best times. I learned a ton from all of them and really wouldn’t be where I am today without them.


Great interview and good jobs to all my friends at Rhythm and Hues!
Enjoy!
JP

Another iAnimate.net clip this time from Dream Works Animator Stephen Melagrano. He gives us a little insight to Hand Grips and how to approach them in your shot.


iAnimate.net Lab – No. 05 from iAnimate on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

Here’s a little snippet of Jason Ryan doing his usual weekly demo for iAnimate.net
 

Enjoy!
JP

Some great work coming out of AnimSchool, check out there new student showcase over at the AnimSchool Blog.

Enjoy!
JP

Chris Sokalofsky, Animator and Instructor up in good ol Canada @ The Vancouver Art Institute has uploaded some Animation Techniques and Workflows on some basics.

 
Basic Take Demo from Chris Sokalofsky on Vimeo.

Check out his Vimeo page for some more.

Enjoy!
JP

found via lesterbanks.com

If you haven’t been following Rad Sechrist’s blogs at all, Rad’s Blog and Rad How To, then you’ve been missing some really great stuff. Seems like he is starting a school Rad Sechirst How To School. He says this is a rough template and such he’s really just getting started but I expect it to do well.

Check it out and stay tuned for more info
Enjoy!
JP

Some good thoughts on a Run Cycle

Posted on August 20, 2012
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Category : animatinaac blogspot, Run Cycle

Saw this post over on animationaac and thought I would share. Coming from someone who obviously has to consider how they run in the future due to surgeries, it’s interesting how you can research different techniques and always learn something new about the bodies movements.

Enjoy the post!
JP

Some great insight here into feedback from Jeff Gabor during some class time at AnimSchool. Some really clear and fundamental things he talks about in Posing that really goes a long way and is easy to miss when you are focusing on Timing and Spacing.

Check out the AnimSchool Blog for more great stuff!
Enjoy!
JP

A great little Animation Workflow from Kyle Kenworthy with his 11sec Club submission. He has some great stuff over on his blog as well..check it out.

 He has QuickTimes of his process on his site so you can frame through.

Enjoy!
JP

Check out a little peak at Ianimate.net‘s new Game Character BRICK!


Brick from iAnimate on Vimeo.

Looks pretty sweet! I like the fact that he doesn’t really have a face…you get to really concentrate on Body Mechanics.
Enjoy!
JP

Animation Mentor‘s new Student Showcase is out. Some really great stuff in here.

 

Have a look around great animation!
Enjoy!
JP

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