Animated Features & Cartoony & CG & Independent Film Making & Inspiration & Traditional

ICARE (Icarus)Teaser

From Cartoon Brew… The Greek myth of Icarus serves as the basis of the film, but there are some new twists to this classic tale about a boy who flies too close to the sun. “The idea is to imagine the youth of the young Icarus, a part that goes unmentioned in the myth as we know it,” Vogele told Cartoon Brew. In Vogele’s version, the story will focus on the friendship between Icarus and the Minotaur, both of whom…

Animated Shorts & Behind the Scenes & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Less Than Human

In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, zombies are cured and exiled to secluded camps. There has been talk about rehabilitating post-zombies back into society. Steve, the journalist reporting on the case, thinks the zombies still pose a threat to society. He ventures into one of these camps to prove to the world that rehabilitation is out the question. Want to know more about The Animation Workshop? Website: animwork.dk/en/ Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Animation-Workshop-Official-Page/10452541819 Tumblr: theanimationworkshop.tumblr.com/ Twitter: twitter.com/TAW_Denmark Instagram: instagram.com/animationworkshop/ LESS THAN HUMAN…

Behind the Scenes & CG & Learning & Tutorials

Shane Olson – Beginner Zbrush Training: Creating a Simple Cartoon Character

Learn how to digitally sculpt a Cartoon Frog (and Fly) with Zbrush!  Create parts using Dynamesh and Insert Mesh brushes. Also, learn how to pose your character using the transpose tool. Lastly, use polypaint to add color to your character. By the end of this course, you should have the general knowledge to build your own simplistic, cartoon character from scratch using Zbrush.…

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Anim Talk & Animated Features & CG & Freelancers & Networking & Outsourcing & Overseas Production & The Biz & VFX Labor Issues

A 24-Minute Documentary on The Unsustainable VFX Industry

Hollywood’s Greatest Trick was produced by Sohail Al-Jamea and Ali Rizvi for McClatchy Video Lab, a division of the McClatchy media organization that owns dozens of newspapers around the United States. The reporting for the piece was’ done by Greg Hadley and Elizabeth Koh. It was one of the most controversial cinematic moments of 2016. In the final scene of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” a figure shrouded in a white cloak turns, extends her hand, faces the camera…

Behind the Scenes & CG & Geek Stuff & Learning

What It Is Like To Be An Animator

Animating Mei’s Frosty 🙂 Highlight Intro Recording of David Gibson’s animation process for animating Mei’s “Frosty” Highlight Intro from Overwatch in Autodesk Maya. This video was originally made and presented as part of the Overwatch Exhibit in Blizzard’s Irvine Museum. Character Design by: Arnold Tsang Character Model by: Renaud Galand Character Rig by: Dylan Jones Technical Support and Workflow Tools by: Lan Fang & Dylan Jones. Overwatch Animation Team: Ryan Denniston, Jesse Davis, Michael Biancalana, Matt Boehm, Adam York, David…

Animated Shorts & Animated Television & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Black Holes

The butt jokes just keep coming… Black Holes Kickstarter Campaign to fund Season 1 (10×22 min): Black Holes is a satirical animated series about space conquest, the meaning of life and proctology. It chronicles the journey of Dave The Astronaut and his partner, an intelligent melon, as they embark on the first-ever human mission to Mars. This short film is a proof of concept which premiered at Sundance 2017. Available w/ French, Spanish subtitles.…

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After Practice

Nice work, just needs to bend at the ball of the foot more… but, really nice job! I was really inspired by the painting “After Practice” by @guweiz … So I recreated it in 3D and animated it. 😋 #autodeskmaya #chaosgroup @chaosgroup #aftereffects #magicbullet #starglow #cgi #3dart #animation #rainyday #umbrellas #cats #city #cityart #art #toomanyhashtags #seecgee A post shared by Neil Tolman (@roguefx) on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:00pm PST Super cool 3D animation (with sound!) by Neil Tolman based on…

Animated Shorts & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Inspiration

The Common Chameleon

In a world where a single chameleon has no natural enemies, this one of a kind creature is destined to hunt for prey. LUMATIC.xyz facebook.com/LUMATIC.xyz twitter.com/LUMATICxyz Watch episode 1 of Our Wonderful Nature here: vimeo.com/26632368 CREDITS Narration – John Berwick Animated by – Lars Krüger Set Design, Set Modeling, Texturing, Lighting – Alexander Pohl Character Design – Tomer Eshed Charakter Modeling, Additional Animation – Michael Herm Rigging, Rendering, Shading, Simulation, Compositing – Dennis Rettkowski Sound Design, Sound Mix – Michal…

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CG & News & Previz

Chris Edwards in Beijing – Part 1: Previs and Virtual Production in China

One of the nicest guys I ever worked with in CG and respectful of the artists who work for him. Read the whole article here at AWN. THE THIRD FLOOR founder talks about cutting edge production techniques and technology in a new global frontier. By Chris Colman | Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:01pm Chris Edwards has been pushing the envelope in film production techniques for more than a decade. Since he co-founded THE THIRD FLOOR in 2004, the company…

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Animated Features & CG & Pixar

Pixar’s new ‘Lou’ short tackles playground bullying

I’m so excited to announce that I’m directing Pixar’s next short film “Lou”! #insidepixar #himom A video posted by Dave Mullins (@dave.mullins) on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:43pm PDT Not many studios could get mainstream audiences excited about a new short film, but Pixar isn’t most studios. The company has just released a cute little teaser announcing their next new short: Lou, directed by longtime Pixar animator Dave Mullins. Lou will be Mullins’ first directing credit, but he’s an old hand when…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration

Flutterby Short

impressive short.  I use this rig to teach with. It’s only 15$! Somebody really knows how to light and texture!  Looks like they fixed her deformations at the elbows which are not pretty.   Ruchirek Yui Somrit Thesis at Academy of Art University. Responsible for environment assembly, surfacing, look development, lighting, and compositing. Music & Sound Design by Filipe LeitÃo Concept Art by Kitikhun Pan Vongsayan The girl rig modified & butterfly rigged by Jordan P. Jones (the girl is…