Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cool overlap tutorial

Courtesy of the blog "Flip". This a simple, structured way to think about drag and overlap in your animation, and it fits nicely with the spline workflows that I outline in my tutorials.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cool Cake Animation

Some great squashy-stretchy claymation in here, set to the music of "La Traviata". Probably doesn't taste as good as it looks!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Computer Animation and Drawing

There's a cool article over on the Spline Doctor's blog about the importance of drawing for ALL animators, not just 2D animators. I get asked about this a lot, and I think Dr. Stephen Gregory does a good job of laying it down. Here's the article.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

9 Minutes of Animation Bliss

I know I've been using this site to shill for Pixar movies a lot, and they don't really need the help. But I'm really excited about Ratatouille, and particularly about the 9 minutes of animation they just released! If you're like me then you prefer to wait and see it on the big screen and be surprised. But if you're not excited about Pixar's next feature, I suspect you will be after viewing this. Everything about this movie, from the story to the animation to the effects, camera, lighting, etc., raises the bar for the medium. I only animated one shot on this film, but I'm proud to have been a part of it. Enjoy!