Sandro has put a great little post over on his blog Inspector Cleuzo, all about his workflow. He breaksdown a shot from Dreamworks Short Film “The Legend of the Boneknapper”. Below is his first pass of the shot.


Legend of the Boneknapper -First pass version from Sandro Cleuzo on Vimeo.

Head on over to the blog for the rest of the post!
Great stuff!
Enjoy!
JP

Great little post over at the Pencils, pixels and pursuit of awesomeness blog about using good eye direction and how it can affect your characters. It is a snippet from Tom Bancroft’s Character Mentor.

Enjoy!
JP

found via slinebomb

Wow! Check this out! From the creators of Salesman Pete, this Animation Test from a new TV show Muffin Jack and Jeremy. Some great Smear Frames

Have fun framing through that.
Enjoy!
JP

Lead Animation Faculty over at AI of Salt Lake and Head of Long Winter Studios, Andy Conroy just released a tutorial over at Digital Tutors that is all about Smear Frames!

I learned a ton about Smears from Andy while we worked together and have been able to carry that with me through my career. I highly recommend you check it out even if you think you know a bunch alreay cause it’s always worth gaining some more knowledge.

Enjoy!
JP

Ken elaborates from his last post, Timing, timing and wait…more timing. This time its in a quick video form.
Always great stuff over at Splatfrog.

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JP

Over at the SplatFrog Blog Ken Fountain wrote up a great post on Timing in Animation. He breaks the timing down into categories and is very good at explaining his thought process and workflow. He also has made some quick 2D vids to help with his point.



Great stuff Ken..thanks for sharing!
Enjoy!
JP

AnimSchool just released it’s GUI Picker to the public! If you’ve used Malcolm then you know how amazing this is! Head on over the AnimSchool Blog and check it out!

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JP

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.
Head over to the Interviews Page to check out more animators resource interviews.

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JP

as mentioned Tween Machine

Just got the AM newsletter and checked out there new line of Rigs to hit the school. These rigs look like a ton of fun and I am diggin the amount of variety.

 

They are also going to be giving one of these fun characters away free to the public this fall! Stayed tuned to Animation Mentor to find out which one.
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JP
A couple of weeks back I interviewed Disney Animation Supervisor, Zach Parrish. I had the chance to ask Zach about his views and techniques on a variety of aspects in the animation process. Below I pulled out a good nugget about Smear Frames.

 
Animators Resource Interview – Zach Parrish on Smear Frames from JP on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for more clips from the interview and the full interview will be posted soon.
Head over to the Interviews Page to check out more animators resource interviews.

Enjoy!
JP

Head on over to AnimSchool and check out the webcast on Appeal in Animation with Lead Animator Lluis Llobera. Lluis is over at Blue Sky and chats about his experiences on Rio. His reel is below which has a breakdown from one of his shots..pretty sweet to see the workflow process.


Lluis Llobera – “Rio” animation reel from Lluis Llobera on Vimeo.

Sign up here to get the link while its only available for a few days to non-students.

Great stuff..thanks Dave!
Enjoy!
JP

51 Great Animation Exercises

Posted on March 21, 2013
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Category : animation exercises, animator island
A great post over at Animator Island, 51 different animation exercises and it even breaks them down by levels.

Have a look and enjoy!
JP

found via splinebomb

Ken has been buys getting some more video lectures out! I did a post a while back on his Attitudes and Acting Beats a while back, and since then he has released two more. One on Vowels, Consonants & Character Shapes and his most recent looks like Breakdowns & Body Forces. Have a look at some teasers.


“Breakdowns & Body Forces” Teaser from Ken Fountain on Vimeo.


“Vowels, Consonants & Character Shapes” Teaser from Ken Fountain on Vimeo.

They are great and Ken is truly a great communicator when it comes to explaining process. Head on over to SplatFrog store and have a look around the store and his site. For only 10 BUCKS pretty great deal!

Enjoy!
JP

Always great to see Jeff’s workflow!

Enjoy!
JP

Maya Sneak Peak: Grease Pencil

Posted on February 28, 2013
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Category : Autodesk Maya, Grease Pencil, maya
Heres a quick look at what Maya will be offering soon..pretty sweet!

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JP

David Latour, an Animation Instructor over at the Academy of Art and Animation Lead at Mega Pickle Entertainment had put up a couple demos on Lip Sync Workflow.


Rough Lip Sync Demo from David Latour on Vimeo.


Polishing Lip Sync Demo from David Latour on Vimeo.

Always great seeing workflows
Enjoy!
JP

found via splinebomb

If you haven’t heard any by now or visited the site, well then head on over to the podcasts portion of the iAnimate site. They have just recently started on this podcast journey and already have a great mix of peeps that they have interviewed, ranging from Film to Games and even Traditional 2D.

So head on over and check it out!
Enjoy!
JP

Günter is a brand new rig created by Long Winter Studios. This rig is super Animator Friendly and really appealing! I was able to play around with him and started doing a test…tons of fun! He has simple and clear controls to help you get the best out of your animations. He is being offered directly on the Long Winter Studios site and over on Creative Crash. I’ve used a facial setup up very similar in feature film and really fell in love with it. While this Facial setup is totally custom, it really brings the quality of the rig to a high level and with only help in animators communicating their ideas clearly and will great appeal. Check out the quick AnimTest and the Facial Demo below.


Gunter Animation Reel from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.


Gunter Rig Reel from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

This rig has more than enough to create anything from the most cartoony animation to the most sobering. I particularly am digging the easy Sliders on the face that help you get your mouth shapes quickly and easily.

 Günter’s features include:
-Advanced IK Spine
-Ik/Fk Switching on arms/legs (locational snapping)
-Ik/Fk fingers
-Arm/Leg benders
-Stretchy everything!
-Lip Seal
-Eye Scalers
-Hand/Leg Scalers
-Squash and stretch on all major facial features
-Eye lids follow eyes slider

and tons of other great features!

Have a look and head on over to get it!
Enjoy!
JP

some links:
http://www.longwinterstudios.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LongWinterStudios
http://www.creativecrash.com/users/long-winter-studios

A great little bit that shows Disney‘s AMAZING process of 2D and 3D working together to create this work of art Paperman.

Check it out here!
Enjoy!
JP

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