Author Archives: Morgan Loomis

Planet of the Apes World First Look

Empire Magazine has a first reaction to some footage that was recently screened from DotPotA, as well as a few images from the film. I’m pretty excited about how this movie is shaping up.

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Reorganized Tools, New Tools

I’ve updated the Tools page to organize the scripts into two different categories, animation and rigging. I wanted to start adding some more simple rigging utilities, the first two new ones are Parent Shape and Reset Bind. ml_parentShape reparents shape … Continue reading

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Puppeteer

So Dummy was built with a python tool-set which I’m calling Puppeteer. I’ve created a page to be a central place for this project as it continues to grow and evolve, and I plan on writing some more posts in … Continue reading

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Making of Smaug Featurette

I believe this is what was shown for the VES awards:

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Here’s Dummy

So as I’ve mentioned before, my side project for the past couple years has been developing a rigging system, and Dummy is the poor sap I’ve been testing it on. I’m afraid some people might be a bit disappointed to … Continue reading

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Kitty Galore Breakdown

This is old news by now, but I just ran across this breakdown of Kitty Galore on Tippett’s Vimeo channel (bonus link: Tippett has a Vimeo channel). I was rigging lead for Kitty:

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Pre-Announcement Announcement

I got a little plug from my old teacher Andrew Gordon over at Spline Doctors, so I figured now is as good a time as any to talk a bit about what I’ve been up to behind the curtain over … Continue reading

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Gibby Loves Rocks

Tom Gibbons is one of my old supervisors from Tippett, and he put together a reel highlighting the often frustrating side of being an animator in this industry, which isn’t fairly represented in most promotional materials: Rocks demo1.5 from tom … Continue reading

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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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