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?)



Enjoy!
JP

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.

Enjoy!
JP

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.



Enjoy!
JP

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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!




Enjoy!
JP

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!
JP

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.


Enjoy!
JP

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.



Enjoy!
JP

Posing in Animation

Follow Up on Posing in Animation

Twinning

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.


Enjoy
JP

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Animating Wipes: Aaron Blaise

Fun little snippet about animating wipes or smears. Love that we can see his process and even clearly see the spacing on the frames.



Enjoy!
JP

check out more of Aaron Art Tips

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

More from Splatfrog: Ken Fountain talks about Eyes and Finger Tips

Ken is really rolling out the Podcasts...I can't keep up! But he is giving up some amazing tips on things to think about while animating acting shots. This one below is about how you could use the eye movements as your guide to laying out emotion in your characters. Fun stuff!

The Eyes Have It! - SplatFrog.com Podcast #07 from Ken Fountain on Vimeo.

He also just released another on the importance of animating all the way to The Finger Tips! Great looking character.


Always inspiring stuff from Ken Fountain!
Enjoy!
JP

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