Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You're going to Hollywood! - by Cameron Fielding

Please take a moment and read Cameron's post about his experiences of leaving his home country and the journey he took on in order to follow his dreams. The pieces of advice are great and recommended reading!

You're going to Hollywood!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

iPhone StopMotion Recorder

For those who have an iPhone you can now get a Stop Motion app. Head over to Gizmodo for more info!

New Tangled Trailer

First this one. Looks great, but I'm still not a big fan of the music choices...

This trailer on the other hand is awesome:

All in all, can't wait for the movie!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good Bot, Bad Bot

Funny short by Marcus Ng and Nick Matthews. Is that a little CSI reference at the end? :)

Good Bot, Bad Bot from marcus ng on Vimeo.

Megamind Theatrical Trailer #3

Uhm, spoilers?????????

New Tangled Preview

- via Malcon Pierce

New Tangled publicity images

(Thanks Ting!)

Head over to Malcon Pierce's blog and check out the latest Tangled publicity images:

Kenny Roy's Animation Lectures

Head over to Kenny Roy's site and check out the lectures he's offering! There is "Cartoony", "Contact" and my favorite "Secondary". They are all good but I really liked the "Secondary" lecture. There's a lot of food for thought in that one but I would recommend all of them.

Sym-Bionic Titan Trailer

Sorry for the lack of updates. I was enjoying the rest of my vacation and the beauty of doing nothing. :)

But now let's continue with anim posts!

New series by Genndy Tartakovsky [Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack], first episode airs Friday, September 17th.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dying - Animation

See post update below!

Dying from Jean-Denis Haas on Vimeo.

Another exercise (following Here and there, Collision Alarm and No no no clip). This time the focus was on gear changes and more subtle acting. The clip is very long but the actual audio was even longer. So edited it together a bit so that there is this gradual emotional shift throughout the shot.

- The rig is again by Nino Aniceto. Thanks a lot!
- Audio is edited together from an episode of "24"
- used Maya 9
- time spent on clip: 3 days (3x 10 hours days - spread out over a week or so with an hour here, an hour there and week-end work)
- acted shot out, shot reference, initial blocking in linear keys for both characters at the same time
- quicktime and youtube version


And here, for those who are interested, more info on the shot.

First the compilation of reference footage that I kept. Be warned for some naked shoulder action here. It was a hot day. :)

With that as a starting point I started to block out the shot. This is the version I sent out to fellow animators for the first round of feedback. It's very rough, but the ideas are in place.

And if you want to see the whole progression, and it's very boring towards the end as I go through detail stuff (the clip is over 13mins long, 130MB), then continue on below. It's a compilation of each major maya file that I saved. Some versions I skipped because I didn't see any difference (must have been some backup saves), but otherwise it's there from finish to the end.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Newt artwork

Love concept art and the artwork for Pixar's Newt is no exception. Head over here to see 27 more!

- found via pixarplanet

Thursday, September 2, 2010