This looks like a great little project and fun character. Head on over and check it out at Mery Project. I believe they have a facebook page as well.


Mery Project Presentation from Mery Project on Vimeo.


Rigging Reel 2014 from Antonio Méndez on Vimeo.

Enjoy Soon!
JP

Another really appealing character being released by AnimSchool. They are doing a great job of keeping the characters in the same world so as you animate them together they compliment each other well.

Enjoy!
JP

In this quick clip Aaron Blaise talks about posing your character using Straight vs Curve. It’s great to see this out there and way back when I posted on Posing in Animation I remember getting some great feedback. So have a listen and maybe even a refresher. I’ll links my posts at the bottom.

Enjoy!
JP

Posing in Animation

Follow Up on Posing in Animation

A great little post from the folks over at Animator Island about twinning. There are definitely times that I think it is OK to do so and may even feel based on reference that it is the proper action. There are ways to change it up slightly and this post covers a few of them.

Enjoy
JP

Fun little snippet about animating wipes or smears. Love that we can see his process and even clearly see the spacing on the frames.

Enjoy!
JP

check out more of Aaron Art Tips

I saw this piece quite a while back but great to see some of the process.


Shot_Progression from Alaa Aldeen Afifah on Vimeo.

Great stuff!
Enjoy!
JP

Great little insight to some workflow tips about analyzing reference for some body mechanics from AnimSchool instructor and Blue Sky Animator Thom Roberts.

Enjoy!
JP

Ken is really rolling out the Podcasts…I can’t keep up! But he is giving up some amazing tips on things to think about while animating acting shots. This one below is about how you could use the eye movements as your guide to laying out emotion in your characters. Fun stuff!


The Eyes Have It! – SplatFrog.com Podcast #07 from Ken Fountain on Vimeo.

He also just released another on the importance of animating all the way to The Finger Tips! Great looking character.

Always inspiring stuff from Ken Fountain!
Enjoy!
JP

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Check out the latest from RGBnotes!


Getting Started: Browser from RGBnotes on Vimeo.

Visit there vimeo page for more!
Enjoy!
JP

I really love gems like this. They do two things – 1. Inspire me to Animate  2. Show me I need to Animate more!


30 Days of animation from Geoff King on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

found via Spungella

Another great example of an animators thought process. Sometimes you see things from others that are often standard in terms of workflow and then you usually will see a few things that are unique in their ability to translate into animation. Have a look at Patrick Giusiano‘s EPIC workflow.


EPIC Animation Tips from Patrick Giusiano on Vimeo.

Some great tips as well!
Enjoy!
JP

More from Patrick’s workflow from an earlier post here

Here is a great clip from AnimSchool instuctor Keith Osborn talking about line of action in walks. He also shows how he breaks down some reference video and conveys some weight.


Some great insight to workflow.
Enjoy!
JP

Head on over to the Long Winter site, they have a great deal on the Jerry Rig right now!

Great stuff!
Enjoy!
JP

Head on over to the12principles.tumblr.com and check! Super fun. I put a few below..click on the link to see the rest.

Exaggeration 
Secondary Action
Found them put together on Vimeo


The illusion of life from cento lodigiani on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

Head on over to Splatfrog and check out Ken’s podcast. He just uploaded another one showing part of his workflow we uses to extract his initial key poses from his reference video.

Some great stuff as always from Ken! And if you have Quicktime Pro you can download it!
Enjoy!
JP

Another great shot progression of Frozen from Daniel Peixe over at Disney Animation.


ShotProgressionGrandPabby from Daniel Peixe on Vimeo.

If you watch his reference video you can see some of the stuff he uses as his base and then pluses and pushes the animation. Great insight on how to use reference video effectively.

Enjoy!
JP

Wow Long Winter is pumping out some great rigs! It’s hard for me to keep up! Head on over and check out their latest Will.


Will Character Demo from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

Haven’t had a chance to mess around with him yet but if he’s anything like the previous than I know it will be fun!

Enjoy!
JP

PS There is a great page on the site now where you can preview some up and coming stuff!
      Check it out here to see stuff like new concepts

http://www.longwinterstudios.com/#!intheworks/c1u0g

The 1st video is from Laurent Caneiro over at Dreamworks. He shows off his workflow comparison between his reference footage and shots.

This next video is by Disney animator Daniel Peixe. He goes through one of his shots on Frozen and his workflow how he quickly went about it in 2D and the comparison to what he ended up with in 3D.


ShotProgressionSven from Daniel Peixe on Vimeo.

Great stuff all the way around and some really fun insight to workflows!
Enjoy!
JP

I always have a really great time with these interviews. Here is my full interview with Andy Conroy over at Long Winter Studios. Andy gives some fun insight to his thought process behind creating appealing rigs and animation. We also chat about some of his workflow and he follows that up with a really nice eye and brow demo!


Animators Resource Interview – Andy Conroy – Full Interview from Animators Resource on Vimeo.

Hope you all enjoy!
JP

A great progression reel from Alexis Wanneroy an animator over at DreamWorks. Also check out some of the pre-production shots in the other video from Rise of The Guardians.


Alexis Wanneroy – Animation Reel Breakdown 2014 from alexis wanneroy on Vimeo.


Alexis Wanneroy – Rise of the guardians character development reel from alexis wanneroy on Vimeo.

It’s always great to see process..especially some early character stuff.

Enjoy!
JP

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