Monday, June 27, 2011

Dynamic Page Turn Tutorial

It's been a little while I created some video demos and tutorials. Here is a video tutorial on creating a dynamic paper page turn animation using nCloth simulation. The movement is driven by two locators that use transform nConstraints. Hope you enjoy and like my tutorial :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Smears, Multiples ... Animation Gimmicks!

SMEARS, one of the spiciest and most important ingredient for cartoon animation. Great resource for Smear, Multiple frames from all kind of animation! Blog was created by Micael J. Ruocco.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mr. Thong's Rigging Reel

OK! Here comes one of my student's first and latest Rigging Demo Reel! Now you might be wondering why the mechanical robot's name is HongBot, well the credit goes to the very first Mechanical Setup Workshop student, Mr. Thong Hui HONG. Wallaaa, you get Hong + Robot = HongBot! Nice ;)

Thung is a smart kid; very good learner and listener. I wish him the very best in his endeavors and career :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Student film made by James Lancett and Sean Weston at Kingston University. I really like how the hand drawn animated footage is layered over live action footage, very clever yet simple! BTW, the character some how resembles little or more like Mr.Bean to me :D

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Manish Shakya ~ Leaping the Stairways of Animation Mentor!

Ok here is an interesting demo video showcasing some of the Basic Foundation animation by Manish, my Nephew! This is not something new, we have seen a lot of wonderful demo videos from Animation Mentor students. Well, here is the twist; this demo is probably and most certainly one of the only and very first student reel from a Nepalese student studying at Animation Mentor. Manish has always been a very passionate and dedicated artist and he is thriving to become a successful animator. I have known this kid from his childhood days. He grew up watching Japanese Anime and Classic Disney Animation. Oh yeah, we used to play a lot of video games for sure and we still do! Wishing him the very best!!!

GOOD LUCK Bhanje :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Brilliant Stop Motion Animation. Balance or the Equilibrium is crucial for the success which in this short is depicted by Co - Ordinated TeamWork OR Is It!?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

AXA Portrait Photography

Really beautiful environmental portrait photography. Simple in content but really vibrant and the atmospheric feel with the perfect exposure in all of the photographs are brilliant! I felt like it's a must share :)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mytho Logique

MYTHO LOGIQUE, a short animated fil by 5 students at ESMA. Really beautiful job "Impressionnant!" ... Don't miss to watch the making of this amazing piece as well :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Animation Tips & Tricks with Animator Rick O'Connor

"We are no Directors! We gotta work Together ..." Wonderful animation tips by Rick O'Connor on animating in a production environment!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shell Out

I really liked the art direction and cuteness of this wonderful 2D short movie by a student at CalArts :)

Bodies In Motion "Body Mechanics"

Really great reference library by Scott Eaton, cataloging "Body in Motion" in a detailed frame by frame key poses! "The goal of the shoots, and the library, is to capture high-quality dynamic reference of the figure in motion, inspired by Eadweard Muybridge." as posted by Scott in his webpage. I think this is a really wonderful source of very useful reference materials for all artist alike :)

Body In Motion Link