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Geek Stuff & Learning & Manga Studio & Resources & Shortcuts & Software

Manga Studio Review: Better than Adobe Photoshop

A review of Manga Studio 5 showcasing the features that are better than Adobe Photoshop for digital drawing and painting. I outline some of Manga Studio’s exclusive features that make the program so powerful and enjoyable, from the point-of-view of freelance illustrator, Brian Allen. See full review at: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/?p=3192 ————————— This video uses a custom set of 100 Manga Studio 5 brushes available for purchase here for $2.99: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/custom-manga-studio-5-clip-studio-paint-brushes/…

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CG & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Learning & MASH & Software

Maya 2017 for Motion Graphics

I have been playing with the new MASH tools for Motion Graphics and design in Maya 2017 and am really impressed. Currently, I am working on a piece for the Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 show at USC. I will post when the piece has been shown there here for you all to see. the final output is over 6k wide to be projected on 4 screens. Maya 2017 for Motion Graphics from Autodesk Media and Entertainment…

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Learning & Nuke & Software & Traditional

After Effects to Nuke 101 – A Tutorial by BenQ

Many of my students lean on After Effects and it is quite easy to learn but also Ae has limits once you learn the basics of compositing. Ae is a good as a general application. If you are serious about compositing you should really learn Nuke. This video is sponsored by Benq. This is a brand new series specifically created to help you transition from After Effects to Nuke. In this first video we do a basic introduction to get you…

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Animated Shorts & Bobby Beck & Carlos Baena & Cloud Platforms & Nuke & Shawn Kelly

Artella Cloud-Based Animation Platform

My friend Bobby has started another enterprise in addition to his Animation Mentor School. Now there is nothing to hold back your creativity when it comes to making your own short films! Press Release Below. Artella EMERYVILLE, CA — Artella, the global collaboration platform that enables artists to make animated films, video games, and virtual reality content, has officially launched. Founded by animation veterans Bobby Beck (formerly Pixar), Carlos Baena (formerly Pixar and Paramount) and Shawn Kelly (Industrial Light &…

Learning & Lessons & Puppets & Software & Traditional & Tutorials


Animation software OpenToonz, which is used by many studios, most notably Japanese Studio Ghibli has been made open source and available for absolutely FREE! And you can also download the same tools that Studio Ghibli used for their process! “With one announcement, the animation software game may have changed forever. Toonz, the software used by Studio Ghibli to produce films like The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises, will be made free and…

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Jobs & Nuke

JOBS IN CALI: Digital Animator – Burbank, CA

Title: Digital Animator Req ID: 7341Location: Burbank, CANickelodeon Description Responsibilities: Work with Digital Animation Supervisor to support multiple 2D and 3D animated shows. Create/animate 2D and 3D VFX. Composite 2D and 3D VFX. Model/Texture 3D toon-shaded props and vehicles and composite with 2D plates. Animate 2D retakes in Flash and Harmony. Basic Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be a generalist, able to solve problems across multiple platforms and pipelines. Must be an expert in animating and compositing using Adobe After…

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Jobs & Nuke

JOBS IN CALI: CG Supervisor – Luma Pictures, Santa Monica, CA

CG Supervisor  Responsibilities Performing tasks associated with lighting, shading and rendering processes.Managing a production team of 3d artists within established timeframes.Assigning tasks, tutoring, creative and technical coaching of team members.Supervising and reviewing the work of team members. Qualifications Minimum of 1+ years VFX post-production experience, this must be recent.Solid previous experience as CG or 2D Supervisor and most recently CG Supervisor experience on previous major projects.Creative eye and aesthetic judgement with a deep understanding of composition,cinematic design and animation timing.Must have vast…

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Digital Domain & News & Nuke & The Biz & VFX & VFX Labor Issues

As The Digital Domain Turns

It’s difficult with all of the events that have transpired in the least 48 hours to figure out exactly what is going on over at DDMG | DDPI.  It seems like it’s a bidding war on a foreclosed house, while many lined their pockets with lots of cash from Florida and Port St. Lucie.  There is a lot of information being thrown around… below is the best assimilation of facts I could find.  Comment if you have more information.  It’s…

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Nuke & Outsourcing & Overseas Production & The Biz & VFX Labor Issues

Working in China?

Check out VFX Wages january 11 2010 at 11:58 a.m.category: A guest post from one of our users, with editorial corrections and comments. Reprinted by permission.—Many complain that outsourcing companies in Asia cut jobs in the West and many fear that low wages in the East endanger jobs in the West. No doubt there is a trend towards outsourcing since economic downturns force many producers to look for cheaper options abroad. (correction ed.) I just want to shed some light…

Animators & Character Designers & Funny & Inspiration & Nuke

Happy Halloween!

Kreepsville Industries Presents: Cereal Killers Cereal Killers, a collection of twisted cereal boxes drawn and painted by some of the best artists out there. The list of artists includes people like Bill Wray, who’s worked on Ren & Stimpy and Samurai Jack, Lou Romano, who did a lot of the art for The Incredibles and was the voice of Linguini in Ratatouille, and Craig McCracken, who is the creator of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. In…