Videos

Thursday, 28 April 2016

How To : Make an 8-Bit Retro VG Animation Episode 1 - The Sprite Animation

How To : Make an 8-Bit Retro VG Animation Episode 1 - The Sprite Animation: In this Episode, we will teach you how to animate and render a clean sprite in Adobe Photoshop and Import it into After FX. In After FX we teach you how to sequence the animation correctly, and position them in time with each keyframe.

We go over some simple tips for staying organized, cleaning up your animation, and what you should and should not do when animating a sprite in After FX. We go over basic positions, and show you what keyframing is, how effective it is in animating sprites, and when you should keyframe.


Wednesday, 27 April 2016

How Two Decades in Animation led to publishing "Red Planet"

How Two Decades in Animation led to publishing "Red Planet" While many have considered the possibility of alien abduction, one aspect often gets overlooked. If we're not alone, and if one of those alien races is abducting people from Earth, it's not a stretch to imagine they're also stealing from other planets.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Too funny for words: Editorial cartoons

Too funny for words: Editorial cartoons Only artists can pinpoint the real source of a problem with nothing but some clever cartoons

Monday, 25 April 2016

Paul Wyatt on the secrets of great filmmaking, how to tell a story and why silence is golden

Paul Wyatt on the secrets of great filmmaking, how to tell a story and why silence is golden: Paul Wyatt is a talented London-based filmmaker who loves to delight audiences, empower people to action and enlighten a new way of thinking. His films sell products, educate, inform and entertain. During...

Friday, 22 April 2016

Animation Explores the Beautiful Circles of Our World

Animation Explores the Beautiful Circles of Our World: Travel from underwater to outer space in this incredible animation from production company Chromosphere and sound designer David Kamp. Watch forms found in the natural and scientific world emerge f…

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Professional Japanese animator teaches you how to be better at drawing

Professional Japanese animator teaches you how to be better at drawing, a cool way to learn the ropes of 2d figure drawing and animation with the gracious help of a fellow from the other side of the pond. 

Follow this link for some 2D animation goodies.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Animating data with Python

Animating data with Python, want to go from boring graphics to animated data sets? Jump to the following link and learn how to do it!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

50 facts about the Incredibles

50 facts about the Incredibles by Beyond the Cartoons. Take a look at this interesting compilation of facts and gauge how much you know about this Pixar classic LINK

Monday, 18 April 2016

The Johnny Castaway's Story

The Johnny Castaway's Story, Back in the day of old CRT monitors and during the dawning era of computer audio cards, a funny castaway came along to keep those pixels from burning onto your screen, providing some funny antics when you were away from you computer, weird, ain't it?

Ironically you would hang around to see what was coming into this castaway life, on what seemed to be an endless story of jokes and comedy.

Well, somebody with some time in his/her hands and some storytelling skills put everything together for your enjoyment.

However, it seems to be missing some pieces, as many video commentators point out, but the final product is a quite entertaining piece of 90's nostalgia, not to be missed.

Have fun!



Friday, 15 April 2016

Projection Mapping Galore!

Projection Mapping Galore, your jaw will drop with this massive compilation of projection mapping pieces executed all over the world. When the term living buildings was introduced some years ago, it definitely missed projection mapping as a possibility of living buildings.

Follow this link for some projection mapping awesomeness.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

The road less traveled can lead you to an animation job... in Korea?

The road less traveled can lead you to an animation job... in Korea? A very interesting story of an american artist that ended up working at a studio in the other side of the world. Follow this link for some insightful teaching in career incidentals.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The Game Animation Gig Test

Gaming studios are well known to include a test into their hiring process. Check out this link for some useful and healthy info that will work to your advantage.

The only thing this post misses is that most of the times the rig they give you is broken! so get your hands dirty with some rigging/constraint techniques to keep you out of trouble.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

More maya animation tricks and tips

Adding more tools to your bag of tricks never hurts, check this link for some tips that will come handy.

Monday, 11 April 2016

15 ways to supercharge your Maya workflow

15 ways to supercharge your Maya workflow by 3DArtist, a very useful set of tips to speed up you work while animating or modeling. All goodies at this present link

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Bootlegging 1920's style

Bootlegging 1920's style! #disney



I was having a particular bad day, and right after seeing this picture, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Thanks John, you da bomb!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Animation and live action for TV blast - Drew meets Daffy Duck

Animation and live action for TV blast - Drew meets Daffy Duck, an exquisitely animated sequence used to start a Drew Carey show episode. Voiced by the late Joe Alaskey 1953-2016 and animated by Jeff Siergey and  Daryl Graham

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Monday, 4 April 2016

Using a Wacom Pen for Animation in Maya

Using a Wacom Pen for Animation in Maya: Derek "Oz" Osborne, discusses and demonstrates using a Wacom pen for animation in Maya.



Friday, 1 April 2016

Improving Maya's viewport playback

Having performance issues with the Maya viewport playback? Check out this quick and useful checklist to get you out of the rut.