Category Archives: Animation

November Tool: Center of Mass

Apologies on being a couple days late on this one. This months tool is inspired by a workflow laid out by Richard Lico in this video: Center of mass script from Richard Lico on Vimeo. His idea is really clever … Continue reading

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September Tool: Ballistic Animation

A lot of times while animating, you need to create simple but convincing physics. This is one of the reasons a bouncing ball is the quintessential animation exercise. This month’s tool is about quickly and easily generating a ballistic arc. For example, say … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunded Tool: AnimCurveEditor

Happy Leap-Day! This month’s tool is a collection of lots of little tools for editing animation curves. It’s not too flash, but I’m hoping to make up for that with volume. It’s divided into 6 sections: for offsetting, cutting, scaling in time, … Continue reading

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New Animation Reel

It’s been a long time since I cut a reel and I’ve been meaning to for a while. Well, I finally got around to it! Ironically the newest work on here is still already a year and a half old: Morgan Loomis … 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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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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Tuesday Classic Podcast

Some of my officemates and I are going to be interviewed for a friends podcast tomorrow night, 8PM Wellington time: Should be a fun times.

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How to Animate with Norman

I feel like Norman’s been around forever now so it’s always fun to get surprised by him again. Kudos to Giovanni Braggio for this great idea and execution: animation tutorial part. 1 AKA “the secret of animation” from giovanni braggio … Continue reading

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Harryhausen Script Idea

In honor of Ray Harryhausen, I had an idea for a script: It would set default tangents to stepped, and lock out the timeline so you could only go forward in time, not back. When you get to the last … Continue reading

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Tippett in the News

Phil Tippett’s Mad God project has been getting a lot of press, and so there’s been some great interviews popping up, I think my favourite is Phil showing off a DID, I’ve always wanted to try using one of these: … Continue reading

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