Monthly Archives: September 2010

Refraction Index for Surfacing objects that bend light

A list of numeric values of materials – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_refractive_indices Tutorial Example of Refraction Indexes – http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical/LightwaveTuts/LWPacks/LWGlass/LWGlass-1.html Example of Dielectric material with refraction dispersion – http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64159 Advertisements

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Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Gnomon School of Visual Effects specializes in Training for career in High-End Computer Graphics for the Entertainment Industries. Check out some of the student produced work.

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Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society is the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and … Continue reading

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Additional Character Animation Training/Networking

I have personally heard good things about this online training program. It is a great supplement to a 4 year degree. I have not used it myself due to time restrictions. But if you have the time, the funds, and … Continue reading

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Eric Goldberg

Eric Goldberg (film director) Most well known as the lead  animator on the Genie in Aladdin (1992) and Phil in Hercules (1997). Once Pixar and Disney merge John Lasseter reopened Disney’s Traditional Animation Department to focus, once again, creating traditional … Continue reading

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The Disney Godfathers of Animation: Frank and Ollie

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston Bio on Frank Thomas –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Thomas_%28animator%29 Bio on Ollie Johnston – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ollie_Johnston World renown book  – The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. Regarded as the definitive resource book on traditional hand-drawn character animation (particularly in … Continue reading

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Eadweard Muybridge – Human and Animal Motion Studies

Many of his photographic sequences have been published since the 1950s as artists’ reference books. Learn more about the bio of Eadweard Muybridge Classic Reference Materials for creating realistic animation Human figure in Motion – Available at Amazon or local … Continue reading

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