Thursday, August 28, 2014

Facial Reference

Some great slow motion reference of reaction both pain and joy in the face. You really get a sense of how some of the muscles area firing. For more about that check out the interview I did with Andy Conroy about facial animation.


found via onanimation

Monday, August 25, 2014

Exclusive Coupon for Long Winter Rig Cody!

Another exclusive coupon from Long Winter Studios today for the Cody Rig!

Head on over the site and grab him! $10 off all day! Check out the forums while you are over there and have a look at the goodies and WIPs! Great stuff!

code: animatorsresource8448


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Animation Principles: Overlap and Follow Through with AnimSchool's Tom Roberts

Have a look at some insight to thinking about how Overlap and Follow Through works. AnimSchool instructor and Blue Sky animator Thom Roberts explains some of his thoughts on the principle.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

**UPDATE** Exclusive Coupon for Long Winter Rig Walter

**UPDATE** Walter is now live!

Great news from Animators Resource and Long Winter Studios. You may have been seeing the news about new rigs hitting the internets soon. Well only here LWS is offering a $10 coupon to the first 5 peeps that purchase the Walter Rig today!

So head on over to the new Long Winter site and sign up. Have a look at all the new goodies and be a part of the community happening over there.

Walter will be released at some point today midday GMS so be on the look out.

coupon code will be animatorsresource.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to Animate Dialogue: Aaron Blaise Lip Sync Tips

Fun insight to animating dialogue with Aaron Blaise. Like he says there are a TON of workflows that help with lip sync and you can take bits and pieces from them to help create your own, like I did with swing sets.(does anyone remember me reference this before?)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shot Progression: Alaa Aldeen

Another fun shot by Alaa Aldeen. Great to see the process.

The Elf Shot Progression from Alaa Aldeen Afifah on Vimeo.


Check out the interview with Alaa on the AnimSchool Blog

Frozen: Storyboard to Final Animation

What a great comparison between from Frozen on what the animator may see in the storyboard phase when they start their shot. This is great when working on a feature film and really allows the animator to focus on the performance and animation.


found via animationtidbits

more good stuff from original site

Friday, July 11, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Long Winter: More Rigs

They have been busy over there at Long Winter, between releasing Brooke and all of the new works in progress. The characters keep coming and they are more and more appealing!

Brooke from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

If you haven't check out Long Winter's "In the Works Page" go check it out!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Free Rig: Mery Project

This looks like a great little project and fun character. Head on over and check it out at Mery Project. I believe they have a facebook page as well.

Mery Project Presentation from Mery Project on Vimeo.

Rigging Reel 2014 from Antonio Méndez on Vimeo.

Enjoy Soon!

AnimSchool: Mikey

Another really appealing character being released by AnimSchool. They are doing a great job of keeping the characters in the same world so as you animate them together they compliment each other well.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Posing: Straight vs Curve

In this quick clip Aaron Blaise talks about posing your character using Straight vs Curve. It's great to see this out there and way back when I posted on Posing in Animation I remember getting some great feedback. So have a listen and maybe even a refresher. I'll links my posts at the bottom.


Posing in Animation

Follow Up on Posing in Animation


A great little post from the folks over at Animator Island about twinning. There are definitely times that I think it is OK to do so and may even feel based on reference that it is the proper action. There are ways to change it up slightly and this post covers a few of them.