Another great comparison reel by Jeff Gabor


Epic Comparison Reel from jeff gabor on Vimeo.

Enjoy! JP

WOW! FloobyNooby has just posted a very detailed and extensive breakdown from Pixar’s Incredibles of  “…how the relationships of all the visual elements on screen were meticulously crafted to form a point focus in every shot.” It’s a really great read!


Enjoy!
JP
I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Fountain for the blog a little while back and as I get prepared to release the full interview I wanted to share a little slice from it about Ken’s workflow and how he compares it to comic book panels.


AnimatorsResource – KenFountain Animation Workflow from Animators Resource on Vimeo.

It was a great time and thanks again to Ken for taking the time! Hope you all enjoy and stay tuned for the full interview! You can see the shot from Monsters vs Aliens on his reel.

JP

for more about Ken Fountain, check out his site splatfrog

Great progression of a sequence in The Croods by Dreamworks. Always good to see a breakdown of the process.

Enjoy!
JP

found via arteyanimacion

A good look at some feedback on how Marlon would construct shapes in the face and emphasizing pushing poses.

Enjoy!
JP

link to Marlon Nowe’s Tangled Reel

Long Winter Studios has been busy creating an array of new and exciting characters. It seems there is now so much range in the different characters and they all have so much appeal. If you haven’t visited the site yet head over and check it out! Meet Tom, Argus and Claire. Testing in the works so I’ll put an update out soon! Oh and if you head over now they are offering a 20% off everything! Not sure how “Long” it will last.

http://www.longwinterstudios.com/#!store/c1w84

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Also have a look at The Monster Showreel!


The Monster Showreel from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

**Update** Claire and Tom Demo


Tom and Claire from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

Samy Fecih has a long history in the animation industry. He is currently a Lead Animator over at Dreamworks India and has put up a tutorial on animating a quadruped walk cycle. It’s a great insight to his workflow and some great tips in there as well.


Quadrupede Walk Cycle Tutorial from SamyOddjob on Vimeo.

Always great to see workflows!
Enjoy!
JP

found via lesterbanks

Long Winter Studios has just released Crash, a news series of rigs. There is a wide range of super appealing characters!



From the site:
“These characters are solid. Bulletproof rigs with tons of functional appeal. They look great in every pose and have every rig feature you will want! These characters play back at real time and make an agile addition to your animation arsenal. They won’t be up forever so you better grab ’em now!”


Looks like they won’t be up forever so head on over and check them out!
Enjoy!
JP
Some really great work coming out of AnimSchool and I have been able to see it first over there on the site since I started teaching. So much appeal in there…and really inspiring…have a look.

Have a look at the site or even the blog!

Enjoy!
JP

Read a great post on tips for getting through mocap cycles. It shows a good breakdown of many of the steps involved to get some good data into your animation.

It’s broken down by Jonathan Cooper who is Animation Art Director at Ubisoft Montreal.
Some great insight on techniques.
Enjoy!
JP

You can now head over to Animation Mentor and download one of their free rigs from their new series The Tribe.

Head on over and check it out at the blog.
Enjoy!
JP

Jason Martinsen has post a progression of one of his shots from Cloudy 2. Always good to see process!

Check out for from Jason Martinsen here.
Enjoy!
JP

found via splinebomb

Stumbled across these Flash Animation Tutorials on Youtube by Harry Partridge! It’s a series of 12 tutorials based in Flash but not just all about Flash. He explains many principles in them and I have to say can be enjoyable 🙂 You will learn a bit about flash along the way as well. I’ve posted his intro and one of the episodes below for examples.

So have fun and look around!
Enjoy!
JP
found via flooby nooby
Cartoon Brew put out a video with some really good insight to the early process of defining a characters in Sony’s Cloudy 2. It’s good to see part of the actual thought process that helps define character’s personalities and movements.

Enjoy!
JP

AnimSquad is offering a download of one of there Masterclasses with Zach Parrish and Brent Homman for $299. This Masterclass is 17hrs of goodness. Many of you that follow this blog know of Zach from my interview, so I know there are some great things going on in there. If you head on over to the site you can check out there super appealing rigs in that Disney style and it makes sense since most of the instructors are at Disney. There are some rig demos and even a blog to follow. Here is a snippet from the Masterclass.

Great stuff!
Enjoy!
JP

Tembo Tests

Posted on September 10, 2013
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Category : Animation Test, Digital Domain, Tembo
Some really great test from Digital Domain‘s former feature animated film Tembo. Really fun stuff.

Various Tembo Tests from Chaz Williams on Vimeo.

Plus an early environment and character tests! Really fun stuff!

Tembo Environ & Character Test (unfinished) from Chaz Williams on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

Hope by now you have seen the Cinematic Trailer for Witcher 3. I just stumbled upon one of the animators vimeo channel and saw that Sebastian Kalembahad posted a breakdown of one of the shots he did over at Platige Studios. A really great insight to the process!

Witcher 3 Wild Hunt / Fight Scene – Animation Progress from Sebastian Kalemba on Vimeo.

Here is the full Trailer – Warning Violence

Enjoy!

JP
Tal Shwarzman over at Animation Addicts shares with us his workflow when it relates to using Human Reference to get a performance out of quadrupeds, in this case a cat. Some great insight to some animation workflows from one of his iAnimate demos.
A few short minuets edited from one of my Q&A’s at iAnimate that was dealing in taking human reference and applying it to a quadruped.
Head over to Animation Addicts to find for great stuff!
Enjoy!
JP
Another clip from the Pixel Challenge lectures, this time Dreamworks Animator and iAnimate Instructor Ted Ty chats about looks at different footage to really find emotion and the underlying context to help get into what the people or character is feeling and thinking.

Ted Ty – Genuine acting from iAnimate on Vimeo.

Ted is an amazing instructor and I had the privilege of watching some of his lectures at iAnimate..some really inspiring stuff!

Enjoy!
JP

Bobby Beck goes through how thinking about the process of acting is really a part of being an animator. There are some good nuggets in this clip.

You can follow more over at the Animation Mentor Blog.
Enjoy!
JP

found via spungella

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