Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ruffle- ICE feather system demo

A quick demonstration of the main features of the Ruffle feather system by Jonah Friedman. Pretty cool stuff!

Simple Character Rigging

Check out these video tutorials by Brave Rabbit. Good stuffs to give you a Head-Start in rigging. Go through all the videos on vimeo :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mighty Antlers

Mighty Antlers short from the animation workshop. Nice work on the fight scene and visuals!

Making if Mighty Antler by Sune Reinhardt, student at the animation workshop.

Sunday, November 27, 2011 2011 show reel

Latest showreel. Really nice and awesome dialog presentation and performance. Enjoyed it!

2D Puppet Rig

Rig created in After Effects with Puppet Tools! Really coOL...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Zero Out Selected Controllers

I find this little script really handy. It's coded by a good friend of mine, Jay Grenier. The script is used to zero out or reset all the keyable attributes on the channel box. Check it out here!

November Mountain Range!

November Mountain Range

Himalayan range seen from the window of my home on a fine "cool" November evening ;)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bean ~ Cartoony Vehicle Setup

Here comes Bean, the cartoony vehicle character featured on the menu for my online rigging workshops (The pupPetEEr's Lounge). The course deals on creating a feature animation ready, fully Car - Toony, squash and stretch integrated, bendy and deformable vehicle rig with an intuitive and expressive facial setup!

Cheers :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Facial Rigging - FIB Project

Check out this cool demo on facial rigging by Ricardo Jost Resende! Really expressive facial setup derived from nice sculpts and simple UI. It's fun to watch :)

He mentioned that this is his first facial rigging looking at Stop Starring book by Jason Osipa!

Tejo ~ Smash Animation Test

In this video you can watch Tejo jumping off a bridge and smash landing on the ground below!

Animation done by Manish Shakya :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gears of War 3 Rigging Reel

Gears of War 3 rigging reel by Jeremy Ernst. He mentioned that he was the only character TD working for the entire project. Really impressive job and a good share by him :)

Check out his post at!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rigging Tutorials by Adam Mechtley

"This video provides a technical explanation of how aim constraints work. The purpose is to develop an understanding of fundamental ideas that power more advanced rigging solutions."

"This video provides an explanation of how to create an effective twist structure for a forearm using an aim constraint. The result is compatible with IK and FK animation, and is not subject to Gimbal locking."

Useful and informative video tutorials by Adam Mechtley!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rudy Racing Pig Reel

Quadruped rigging reel for the pig character from "Rudy - The return of the Racing Pig" movie by Nico Sanghrajka.


This is really cool. An open source app for making your own tools by interfacing with C++

"Coral is a new kind of 3d software that is not designed to solve a predefined set of problems, instead it gives you simple building blocks to create your own effects and pipeline solutions."

Check out all the videos!


Making of IMMORTALS by Tippett Studio. Really cool CG live action integration! CG wounds are greatly exagerated, intense gore violence lol :D

Here is the new link!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Alfred Auto Facial Rigging Setup Tool

An in-house tool for facial rigging developed by Alfred Imageworks for there work Freestyle2 The Movie. Simple setup with intuitive joystick based controllers rigged in a matter of minutes; implemented for games :)

Check it out!

Brave Trailer

If you had the chance to change your faith! Would you?


This is great! Imaginative stop motion, reminds me of JUMPER :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hand Roll Tutorial

Tutorial on setting up a hand roll system by Jeremy Ernst. Useful setup to articulate hand pressing or pushing against a surface!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Magnus ~ Making of

"An old train travels through landscapes, to get to an ancient city". A blend of art and technology to bring the imaginary world to life! Check out the making of video below as well.

Magnus is our master degree and full CG movie, made at ATI.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mr. BallBot "The Transfomer Concept"

A quick concept art that I sketched up for my new upcoming workshop on Transformer setup!

Mr. BallBot transforms from a spherical ball into a bipedal robot, therefore the name goes Mr. BallBot. The concept is still a work in progress and I am constantly figuring out new ideas. The idea is to keep everything simple and subtle.

Well the sketching part was fun now comes the time to start modelling which is going to be fairly technical. Once the modelling is done, I will be posting a 360 turntable video prior to rigging!

I am already excited to see BallBot transform and come to life :)

Stay tuned folks The Transformer Workshop is coming soOn ... well not that sOon :P

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Shadow Rig by Martial FONTAN

Check out this unique rig! Very Flexible and intuitive design for a shadow character. Really liked the way the head, facial and finger controls are setup-ed on 3D geometry and later projected onto 2D shadow :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free Rig: Malcolm Rig

Malcolm Rig from AnimSchool is now freely available for download compatible for both Maya and Softimage. Try it out! It's fun :)

GTA V Trailer

Simply Colossal!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Making of Nissan Skyline Transformer

Very good insights on making of a transformer animation! You can try out similar techniques to make your very own Transformer :)