Category Archives: Animation Techniques

Mo-Cap, 3D Scanning, and Facial Animation

Great Interview with Digital Artist about using various software to achieve the desired look and effect.Watch the entire video series on YouTube below. Character was rendered in Lightwave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o9Fod9KigU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zko-WEcKQ8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQuToiab2uU Interview with the artist: http://www.cgheute.de/2010/05/interview-mit-greg-mutt/ Learn More mo-cap and … Continue reading

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Walk Cycle Examples Continued

Online Tutorial by Erik WestLund – Walk Cycle Example of a GOOD Walk Cycle and Tip-  http://www.ewestlund.com/movies/goodSkickyFoot_slowMo.mov Example of a BAD Walk Cycle and Tip – http://www.ewestlund.com/movies/badKneeWobble_slowMo.mov

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Walk Cycles – Getting Started

Introduction and Preview of Animating a Walk Cycle: http://www.animationalchemy.com/preview_wlk.html Introduction to IK: Inverse Kinematics: ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/IK.mov Basic Walk Cycle using a robot: ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/Walk.mov Introduction to the RIG format: ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/RIG.mov Inverse Kinematics (IK): Motion is inherited UP the hierarchy, from the extremities … Continue reading

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Blender Project: Sintel and Blender 2.55

Watch the Trailer -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOfdboHvshg Documentary on the project/short animated animated movie Sintel using the open source 3D program Blender. http://www.sintel.org/ Install Blender 2.49b – Supports Import and Export of Lightwave models and other various data formats. Requires use of … Continue reading

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Character Animation Principles

Author and renown animator Richard Williams shares his knowledge with a new generation of animators. He is best known for his Academy Award work on the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. VIDEO: Richard Williams talks about his updated book. Book … Continue reading

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Studio Jobs in 3D Movies – DreamWorks Animation SKG

DreamWorks Animation SKG | Production Crew Interviews of How to Train Your Dragon Director(s) Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (LILO & STITCH) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahnd84UD0e4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SleEU5JM77A&feature=related Head of Character Animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Yid-jnfeM&feature=related Crowds Supervisor http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamworksAnimation#p/u/24/X2LjPtu708A Supervising Animator http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamworksAnimation#p/u/23/EhlU3n9k128 Head of 3D Supervision – … Continue reading

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Demo Reel that Showcases Rigging of Characters.

3d generalist demoreel 2009. Juan Diego Liza Escobar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs14rFZJ0Zo&feature=related

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