Author Archives: Morgan Loomis

Norman for Softimage

Max Evgrafov has taken the time to translate Norman to Softimage: It can be downloaded here. Thanks Max!

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Onward and Upward

Well Hobbit is out, it seems to have been received with a mixture of excitement and disappointment, I wont mention which camp I fall into, suffice to say that I think Smaug turned out pretty well. Let me know what … Continue reading

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Hind Leg Example File

Sorry I took so long to post this, several people have asked for an example file of the hind leg tutorial I put online over two years ago. How’s that for procrastination? Hopefully better late than never. This is a … Continue reading

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Hobbit 2 Extended Trailer

I can’t help but be just a little bit excited by this new extended trailer:

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A Face Rig

I recently dug up this old rig that I built during my school days. I wouldn’t necessarily build a face like this now (especially the mirrored controls), but it was fun to look back at the things I was trying … Continue reading

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GoToKeyframe Update

This update is dedicated to Krzysztof. There’s two main new features to this tool: The first is an option to search the hierarchy for the next or previous key, which can be helpful if you’re trying to keep your keys … Continue reading

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The House That Joe Built

So my dad had been building his house for the last 8 years or so, doing almost all of the work himself or with close friends. After that much time you may expect a sprawling mansion, but it’s actually an … Continue reading

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Weta Ironman 3 Reel

Here’s a reel of the work we did at Weta for Ironman 3.

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Goodbye Joe Loomis

I’ve been struggling for the last month with whether or not to write this post; I generally try to keep this blog relevant and professional, but I need to put that aside for a moment share some sad personal news. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Classic Podcast

Some of my officemates and I are going to be interviewed for a friends podcast tomorrow night, 8PM Wellington time: http://mixlr.com/tuesday-classic-podcast/me Should be a fun times.

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