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Insight: Brad Bird on Animation

Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium. Subtitles available. Find out which animated film that one clip was from by turning on the ‘English CC’ subtitle track. This video combines excerpts from the three audio commentary tracks on home releases of ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, as well as fragments from…

Behind the Scenes & CG & Free Assets & Game Engine & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Realistic & Video Games & VR

Adam Demo Executable Unity Assets Released

  More here… Adam executable download (size: 3 GB; Windows DX11 only) It is expected to run 30 fps v-synced @ 1440p on a GeForce GTX 980 and Intel Core i7. Adam Character Pack: Adam, Guard, and Lu – download  (size: 876.5 MB) This package contains re-rigged versions of Adam, Guard and Lu. For the original film we used per-character generic rigs with a lot of prebaked animation onto bones. However, for this release we decided that the characters would be…

Animated Commercials & Animated Features & Animated Shorts & Animation History & Behind the Scenes & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Stop Mo

THE EVOLUTION OF STOP-MOTION

THE EVOLUTION OF STOP-MOTION from Vugar Efendi on Vimeo. With the release of Kubo and the Two Strings, it is a perfect moment to go back in time and see the evolution of stop-motion animation throughout the years. The films included are: – The Enchanted Drawing (1900) -Fun at the Bakery Shop (1902) -El Hotel Electrico (1905) -Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906) -The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912) -The Night before Christmas (1913) -Häxan (1922) -The Lost World (1925) -The Tale…

2 1/2 D & Animated Television & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Traditional

MIDDLE SCHOOL – Exploring Rafe’s Mind Featurette

That’s my co-author at :36 in, Jamie Oliff, at Duncan Studio! Making of Middle School . A real image film that combines animation 2d when we get into the head of the teenager.The animation is made Duncan Studio and have participated grandísimos Spanish artists Borja Montoro, Joseph Mansuy and Juan Pablo Navas . Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe…

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Best Tools for Maya Animators from Lester Banks

Lester Banks has posted the Best Tools for Maya Animators on his blog. The BH Ghost Tool was created by one of my iAnimate students Brian Horgan. I encourage you to check out his website too for more tools. The only issue with plugins vs mel scripts is many studios will not install tools on the machine for you.  They do not want their image corrupted with plugins (especially those using java in any way). But leaning on these tools…