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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Check out the post from Temple of Seven Golden Camels about how characters are blocked out during a dialogue scene. He uses the example from an old move called “Paths of Glory.” He also points out some key characteristics throughout the scene that help break it down into points that every animator can think about as they may begin a shot.

Some great posts over there.
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JP

Head on over to Long Winter and check out the new character they just released. Benny! He is one of their first creature type characters and is super fun! I like that he still fits in the world of the rest of that cast so if you have gotten any of the previous rigs then he will look great interacting with them.

Check out some of his Demos

Long Winter also has a great sale going on right now with their rigs. There are a bunch of Combo Packs to check out, so Login and explore.
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JP
A couple of great videos from Jason Ryan’s Webinars where he is covering facial animation. Some more insight to his workflow and process.

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JP
Check out one of LWS newest characters Mark! If you head on over now there and use the coupon code “mark release” you get 20% off. Its only till the end of the week.

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JP
Sony released a rig from their film Hotel T!

The Mery Project also released Mery and I’m already seeing some great tests with her.

So head on over and check them out!
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JP

I had the pleasure of working with Matt Shumway while at Rhythm & Hues and he was my animation supervisor on HOP. Have a look at this preview from a workshop about quadruped animation. Some great insight to creature stuff.


Trailer Matt Shumway “Animating A Quadruped” Masterclass from Animsquad on Vimeo.

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JP

AnimSchool: Marshal

Posted on September 18, 2014
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Category : Animation Rig, AnimSchool, Marshal Rig
Another fun character released by AnimSchool, Marshal. Again he really feels like he belongs in the others world. If you look at the lineup of the characters even Scout fits in.

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JP

Talking Funny

Posted on September 17, 2014
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Category : Chris Rock, comedy, HBO, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Ricky Gervais, talking funny
If you haven’t watched this special on HBO yet well..you can watch it here. It is just a conversation with 4 of the most popular comedians over the last 10-20yrs. What is interesting is all the parallels between art forms. You really get a sense of their process and all 4 are different or have different takes about their craft. Comedy is an art just like animation. Have a listen and think about how much it may sound just like what you have hears throughout your animation discussions.

Great stuff!
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JP

Facial Reference

Posted on August 28, 2014
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Category : Facial Reference, Onanimation, Slow Motion Reference
Some great slow motion reference of reaction both pain and joy in the face. You really get a sense of how some of the muscles area firing. For more about that check out the interview I did with Andy Conroy about facial animation.

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JP
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Another exclusive coupon from Long Winter Studios today for the Cody Rig!

Head on over the site and grab him! $10 off all day! Check out the forums while you are over there and have a look at the goodies and WIPs! Great stuff!
code: animatorsresource8448

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JP
Have a look at some insight to thinking about how Overlap and Follow Through works. AnimSchool instructor and Blue Sky animator Thom Roberts explains some of his thoughts on the principle.

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JP

**UPDATE** Walter is now live!

Great news from Animators Resource and Long Winter Studios. You may have been seeing the news about new rigs hitting the internets soon. Well only here LWS is offering a $10 coupon to the first 5 peeps that purchase the Walter Rig today!

So head on over to the new Long Winter site and sign up. Have a look at all the new goodies and be a part of the community happening over there.
Walter will be released at some point today midday GMS so be on the look out.
coupon code will be animatorsresource.

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JP
Great to see such fun story boards from Chris Sanders. It really helps provide some context to the characters and their personalities.


Jakob_Jensen_Croods_progression_reel from Jakob Hjort Jensen on Vimeo.

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JP

Fun insight to animating dialogue with Aaron Blaise. Like he says there are a TON of workflows that help with lip sync and you can take bits and pieces from them to help create your own, like I did with swing sets.(does anyone remember me reference this before?)

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JP

This looks interesting!


akeytsu teaser from akeytsu on Vimeo.

Want to learn more or follow the progress head on over to their website.

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JP

Another fun shot by Alaa Aldeen. Great to see the process.


The Elf Shot Progression from Alaa Aldeen Afifah on Vimeo.

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JP

Check out the interview with Alaa on the AnimSchool Blog

What a great comparison between from Frozen on what the animator may see in the storyboard phase when they start their shot. This is great when working on a feature film and really allows the animator to focus on the performance and animation.

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JP
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Such a great example of some of the core basics of animating. Always inspiring to watch Jason Ryan‘s workflow. Check out his free Ramp Up Tutorials.

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JP

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They have been busy over there at Long Winter, between releasing Brooke and all of the new works in progress. The characters keep coming and they are more and more appealing!


Brooke from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

If you haven’t check out Long Winter‘s “In the Works Page” go check it out!

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JP

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