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Mo-Cap and Composting of Gollum for TV/Video.

New Award by MTV – Best Virtual Performance in a Movie – Gollum wins for Lord of the Rings. Andy and Gollum try to accept the award.This video is very entertaining. May not be suited for small children – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUNYCGZMtI8Continue reading

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Disney’s Tangled: Hair Demo with Kelly Ward

This Video is very technical about Hair Simulations used in Walt Disney’s animated feature Tangled, created at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Senior Software Engineer Kelly Ward takes us through an in-depth demonstration of how they created Rapunzels hair in ‘Tangled’. … Continue reading

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Digital Hair for Lightwave

Examples of Lightwave Hair Simulations KAZE Ghost Warrior Trailer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHw_Xr2dElw&feature=related KAZE Ghost Warrior Trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBmHrA5axtY KAZE Ghost Warrior Trailer 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-kY-BH6lw KAZE Ghost warrior Website: http://kazeghostwarrior.com/flash/index.htm Lightwave v9.2 uses a plug-in called Saslite to generate hair. This plug-in … 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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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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