Category Archives: News

Happy Hobbit Premier Day

Wellington is abustle for the premier today, live stream is almost starting! And if you haven’t seen the latest production diary, it features the animation department:

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This site passed a milestone the other day, with over 10,000 script downloads. Maybe not a huge number in the vastness of the internet, but it’s pretty significant and flattering to me. So thanks everyone for using and sharing these, … Continue reading

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Morpheus 2.0 Kickstarter

The fine fellows at CGMonks have launched a Kickstarter campaign to build the next version of Morpheus. They’ve set an ambitious goal, but if the success of the original Morpheus rig is any indication, I think they can hit it. … Continue reading

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The Hobbit is Officially a Trilogy

The rumours have been flying since Comicon, but this morning Peter Jackson officially announced that The Hobbit is going to be adapted into 3 films: “We know how much of the tale of Bilbo Baggins, the Dwarves of Erebor, the … Continue reading

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Maya Feedback Forum

Autodesk has launched a forum where you can submit and vote for ideas on how to make Maya better. This is a great idea provided that artists contribute, and that Autodesk follows through on the  requests. If nothing else it’s … 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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CGM Tools Open Beta

CGMonks has released the current state of their tools as open beta, so if you were waiting to check them out, now’s your chance! CGM Tools Open Beta

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New Tool: ml_stopwatch

I’ve uploaded a new tool, to hopefully help with timing out a scene. The idea is that you click a button to correspond with when you feel like your beats should be, and then the spacing of those clicks is … Continue reading

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UI and Documentation Update

This feels like a big update for me, because I’ve rolled out a few things that I’ve been tinkering with for a while, but function-wise there isn’t really much change to the actual tools. The 4 big updates are: Documentation … Continue reading

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Avengers Opens

Avengers has obliterated the opening weekend record in the US after breaking many similar records overseas in the last two weeks (including in New Zealand). Congrats to all the artists who worked on this, and especially to the team at Weta who made … Continue reading

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