CG & Resources & Rig Reviews & Rigs

Thinking Animation – New Maya Rigs Section

Every day riggers are releasing more and more really well-done rigs for FREE! So, I have re-worked my Maya Rig section to accommodate. The rigs listed in the Maya section on the left menu have all been tested at some point by myself and/or my students. These are the rigs I recommend. I have separated the rigs by the level of detail and controls. Simple rigs are separated under NEWBIE. The more intermediate level rigs are under JUNIOR – BIPED and…

2 1/2 D & 2D & Animated Shorts & Animated Television & Cartoon Network & CG & Inspiration

Welcome To My Life | Cartoon Network Mini

Cartoon network Mini: Welcome To My Life Short about a day in the life of Douglas aka T-Kash, a monster trying to fit in at his high school. Elizabathe Ito says: My senior year project. An animated documentary about a family of monsters trying to lead a normal american life. The voices are really my family… This won the Producer’s Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival, was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2004, and has been…

Animated Commercials & CG & Inspiration

Action Method Promo

Studio in Almaty, Kazakhstan!!! This is our brand new animation promo! We hope you enjoy it. We are an animation studio with creative focus on 3d graphics, illustrations and digital interactive technology. We offer contemporary visual solutions for each specific goals of any complexity and style. We are always open for collaborations and new interesting projects. Behance Project: behance.net/gallery/49461645/Action-Method-Studio-Promo CREDITS: Directed by: Action Method Producer: Anton Parygin Art Direction: Anton Parygin, Alina Balgimbaeva Storyboard: Oleg Charukhin 2D & 3D Animation:…

Animated Titles & CG & Inspiration & VFX

IFCC 2017 Main Titles

Main Titles for the IFCC 2017 Concept Art Conference. An extremely ambitious project, only made possible by the collaboration between close friends, and the passion for what we do. The Film takes you on a metaphorical Journey towards self discovery. Process – vimeo.com/210234580 Full Project on Behance – behance.net/gallery/50748713/IFCC-2017-Main-Titles? IFCC 2017 Process from we|me:do on Vimeo. Credits: Direction/Animation: Sava Živković ———————– behance.net/SavaZivkovic Music/Sound Design: Iz Svemira ————————– behance.net/izsvemira Story: Sava Živković, Nebojša Jež, Milan NIkolić Concept Art: Milan NIkolić———————————– artstation.com/artist/milancho…

Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & CG & Inspiration & VFX

Making of A Monster Calls (Animation Sequence)

More than two years ago, Glassworks Barcelona teamed up to direct and craft the two animated stories embedded in “A Monster Calls”, J. A. Bayona’s new movie, based in the homonymous novel by Patrick Ness. Two metaphorical fables that help understanding episodes of reality that are difficult to explain through traditional narrative. After all this time, and despite the research work done, it’s also very complicated for us to put in words what this experience has meant. This project enabled…

Animated Commercials & Buck & CG & Inspiration

Buck’s Sherwin-Williams “Safari”

In 2009, we were asked by our friends at McKinney to explore a world made of color, literally. The Sherwin colors themselves are the cast of their own story of infinite possibility, taking us places that spark our sense of curiosity, exploration, and expression. The campaign’s success has brought a level of charm and nostalgia to the brand through quiet storytelling, a respite from the cacophony or modern advertising. After over a dozen iterations of the campaign, We continue to…

Animated Features & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Illumination & Inspiration & Trailers

Despicable Me 3 – In Theaters June 30 – Official Trailer #2

Despicable Me 3 – Official Trailer http://www.despicable.me The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017. The animated film is produced…

Animated Features & CG & Funny & Sony Imageworks & Trailers

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE – Official “Lost” Trailer

What if the Smurfs were never alone? Watch the new SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE trailer now and see it in theaters April 7! #SmurfsMovie 🍄 Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive video content: http://bit.ly/SonyPicsSubscribe Follow the Smurfs on social: https://www.facebook.com/SmurfsMovie/ https://www.twitter.com/SmurfsMovie/ https://www.instagram.com/SmurfsMovie/ In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find…

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2D & Animated Commercials & Animated Features & CG & Inspiration & News

Punch TV Studios Launches Punch Animation

Hollywood, CA-based Punch TV Studios announced that it is rebranding and relaunching the Urban Television Network as a new animation division that will focus on the development of animated television series and movies for syndication. Punch Animation has tapped renowned animators Floyd Norman (co-writer of the forward to my Thinking Animation book) and Leo Sullivan as president of creative development and chief operating officer, respectively. Norman (aged 81) worked with Walt Disney himself on such films as Sleeping Beauty (1959), 101…

Animated Shorts & CG & VFX

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box is an alternate definition of the greek myth surrounding Pandora and the container/box she is given. This reawakening envisions Pandora releasing time itself to rule as the cause, evil being the effect. Answering the curse of this relentless flow of less time, we are forced to save and pass on through a transition from death to renewal. The 4th chapter honors the end of one time and the hope in the beginning of another. This is an alternate definition…

CG & David O'Reilly & Independent Film Making & Inspiration & Trailers & Video Games

Everything – David O’Reilly

Everything is a consciousness simulator and open universe exploration game by David OReilly. http://everything-game.com Everything is a game in which everything you see is a playable character. The game allows you to be anything you want and experience the same world through the thousands of points of view. http://everything-game.com © David OReilly Original music © Ben Lukas Boysen Award-winning Irish animator David OReilly, best known for his short films Please Say Something and The External World, as well as his…

CG & Learning & Resources & Tutorials

Tutorials by Chiara Porri

Italian freelance animator Chiara Porri has a alot of great tutorials to help you on your way! Check out her blog!   Tutorial #04 – How to create a Bouncing Ball from Chiara Porri on Vimeo. Tutorial #04 How to Animate a Character Turn from Chiara Porri on Vimeo. Female Walk Cycle – Workflow Tutorial from Chiara Porri on Vimeo. Run Cycle – Tutorial from Chiara Porri on Vimeo. Action, Walk & Run Test – wip01 from Chiara Porri on Vimeo.…

2 1/2 D & 2D & Animated Television & Animation Styles & CG & Exquisite Corpe & Inspiration

Toonami: Exquisite Corpse | Adult Swim

MFA Grad from USC DADA ’14 – Director: Simón Wilches-Castro Music: “Let’s Fight” by Amon Tobin VFX Supervisor: Michael Kuehn Animation Director: Alex Tysowsky Animation: Keith Sizemore 2D effects: Edward Artinian, Simón Wilches-Castro Digital Compositing: Colin Fleming CG Sequences: Hinge Digital With animation from: Henrique Barone, Sean Buckelew, Jesse James Dean, Ryan Gillis, Miguel Jiron, Alicja Jasina, Sean Glaze, David Reilly, Yawen Zheng, Katie Tamboer, Louis Morton, Edward Artinian, Kris Merc, Brian Smee, Grace Mi, Katrina Ruzics, Joe Bennett, Quique…