Videos

Monday, 30 November 2015

Motorola’s New ‘Stitch’ Boot Animation Created With Cotton Thread

Motorola’s New ‘Stitch’ Boot Animation Created With Cotton Thread "Motorola tends to be creative on a number of different levels whether it’s looking for ways to beef up their phone displays, or simply make them look more interesting when they power up. It seems like Motorola is going to be gearing up for a change to the boot animation soon (startup animation for those who aren’t familiar with the term boot) for their devices called ‘Stitch.’ In a new short video which Motorola has posted up to their YouTube channel, as well as explained in detail on their blog, they show off the process of what it took for them to create a brand new boot animation made by using cotton thread to create the movements of the Motorola logo."


Friday, 27 November 2015

This stop-motion artist is captivating the world through Vine

This stop-motion artist is captivating the world through Vine "Pinot spends hours planning and executing his six-second videos, but this painstaking attention to detail has landed him work for big-name clients, like Samsung, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Spotify."


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Pixar, CalArts and Punkrobot Make Oscar Shortlist for Animated Shorts

Pixar, CalArts and Punkrobot Make Oscar Shortlist for Animated Shorts "A short film from Pixar Animation Studios will be going up against a student project from CalArts and the winner of TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival in the Oscar race for Best Animated Feature, the Academy announced on Thursday."

So it will be a 3 Way David vs Goliath folks!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

3 short animations everyone should see

3 short animations everyone should see By 3D World Magazine "We reveal the best animated shorts of the last 12 months, as voted for by the community in the CG awards."



Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Watch Fantasy Creatures Dance and Bloom in This Gorgeous, Trippy Animation

Watch Fantasy Creatures Dance and Bloom in This Gorgeous, Trippy Animation "Japanese animator Hideki Inaba has built a fantastical, alien world of plants, insects, and squid-like creatures for the Beatsofreen track Slowly Rising. And it’s magical."

Monday, 23 November 2015

Friday, 20 November 2015

This woman was a genius at stop-motion Vine videos, so she turned her hobby into a business

This woman was a genius at stop-motion Vine videos, so she turned her hobby into a business "Meagan started making vines right when the video app launched, and she now has over 637,000 followers. She’s been featured in Wired and Time magazines for her stop-motion mastery. Lowe’s Chief Marketing Officer said Meagan gave the company “a different dimension.""

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Here comes Playmobil animation: London Fire Brigade to the rescue!

Here comes Playmobil animation: London Fire Brigade to the rescue! Call the fire station! To launch the London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary, introduce your little heroes to their brave endeavours and teach them about fire safety. Starring their favourite characters from the PLAYMOBIL fire brigade range of playsets, this sing-a-long stop-motion video will educate children on what London’s finest firefighters do in the line of duty.



Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Make a Stop Motion Video Rig with a Raspberry Pi

Make a Stop Motion Video Rig with a Raspberry Pi "If you own a Raspberry Pi with the PiCam camera module, you’re already well on the way to building your own stop-motion animation studio!"

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

How to make an animated Space Invader in Fallout 4

How to make an animated Space Invader in Fallout 4 "That's the work of RFarmer who wired up a ton of lights, generators and three terminals to program this thing. It's made of three parts - the bit that doesn't animate and the two moving bits. You can read his imgur guide to building it in the gallery up there."

Monday, 16 November 2015

If ‘Fantasia’ Hadn’t Flopped 75 Years Ago, What Would Feature Animation Look Like Today?

If ‘Fantasia’ Hadn’t Flopped 75 Years Ago, What Would Feature Animation Look Like Today? "Seventy-five years ago today, Walt Disney swung for the fences with his third full-length animated feature (and his second in 1940, following Pinocchio). Fantasia has always been an experience as much as a film: over two hours long (not counting an intermission), requiring installation of a special sound system, with segments including a depiction of evolution on Earth as well as a climax wherein a demon is defeated by the inherent goodness of wandering monks. Hell, an opera commentator emcees it, for God’s sake. Little surprise, then, that in spite of its 1940s-era roadshow release, Fantasia ended up losing more money than Pinocchio, only making anything back after decades of re-releases."

Friday, 13 November 2015

How to rig a character for posing in Maya

How to rig a character for posing in Maya "When working on any scene, it's important to take the time to pose your characters. Rendering your creations in the standard da Vinci pose will work for basic portfolio pieces, but won't give the person viewing them an insight into their personalities. Adding a physical pose and facial expression will make your image more appealing while also giving viewers an insight into your character’s story."

Thursday, 12 November 2015

30 Best Maya Tutorial Videos for Beginners - Learn From Masters

30 Best Maya Tutorial Videos for Beginners - Learn From Masters "Autodesk Maya is an incredibly capable program, it can do anything that other 3d programs can do and more. It has incredibly comprehensive help files which have tutorials to help you learn the programs. Autodesk Maya commonly shortened to Maya, is 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation and currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc. It is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects. I hope you like these Maya Tutorial videos"

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Principles of Animation

The Principles of Animation "No one person or animator sat down and came up with the famous Twelve Principles of Animation, not even Walt. It was a collective effort through years of trial and error – analyzing when and why something read or worked better than something else. It wasn’t until 1981, 44 years after the first animated motion picture was released, that Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston – two of Disney’s Nine Old Men – published The Illusion of Life and gave formal name to these principles."

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Legacy of Ken Harris

The Legacy of Ken Harris #looneytunes "For the sheer amount of shining moments in cartoon history he animated, Ken Harris should be on every single fan’s list of favorite animators. How many times have all of us viewed Daffy Duck’s frustration with changing scenery, Bugs Bunny knighting the Sheriff of Nottingham, Charlie Dog’s raving of the horrors of the big city, Mama Bear’s tap dance, or the side effects Wile E. Coyote suffers from after downing a bottle of earthquake pills, with pure awe on more than one occasion?"

Monday, 9 November 2015

New Book: The Pencil War Chronicles: The Studio Ghibli that Nobody Knew“!

New Book: The Pencil War Chronicles: The Studio #Ghibli that Nobody Knew“! "Details on Tateno’s book, scheduled to be released on November 21, have recently been made public, including the cover artwork which features the animator herself shrunk to miniature size (like Arrietty) and working on an illustration using an enormous pencil"

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Learn how to create better podcats

Learn how to create better podcasts The cool guys at NPR share their wealth of information to create better content.

Make the best of it :P

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Tokyo Cosmo - A slice of the Tokyo lifestyle through animation

Tokyo Cosmo - A slice of the Tokyo lifestyle through animation - This beautifully crafted piece of animation shows an accurate picture of what life in Tokyo looks like.

Enjoy!