Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mac 'n' Cheese - Making of

Check this out people, this is suberb! The magic of twist deformer! Awesome Work :)

How Wings Work

In this video the presenter goes over how bird's wing work in detail. This is a really good resource to see how the bird's wing is articulated!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Reverse foot rolll with maya nodes

Check out this rigging tutorial by Marco on setting up a reverse foot setup using maya nodes unlink using traditional set-driven keys or expression! Kinda long video but he did a good job explaining ;)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

iPad GUI with 3DSMAX

Check out this cool test video by Iker showing an ipad touch screen GUI to control the facial rig in 3dsMax. Iker mentions that he used TouchOSC and Motion Capture controllers on 3DSMAX to create an interface that allows the user to set expressions on the character using an iPad!

Love Birds ;)

Check out my little video on little love birds in action! The video was captured with Samsung Galaxy SII.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Le Building

A funny Short film by Olivier Staphylas for his final thesis project at the French animation school "Gobelins". He is currently Head of Animation at Dreamworks!

Check out the making of this amazing short below... The technique used in the short to create a blend of 2D and 3D is really cool. The rigs are really nice to look at :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

multi layered body and facial rig

Fantastic super cartoony ~ multi layered body and facial rig demo by Ehsan H.M! No wonder it took him 31 days to rig :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Manar Al Tawam - Reel 2010

Very impressive work by Manar Al Tawam specially for the reason that he worked on all of the components!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Look of 'Rango'

Behind the scene look at the unique look of ILM's first animated feature, Rango! Really nice insight on how the actor's performance (e-motion) were captured to bring out the CG act. This should be one of the most atmospheric animated movie and in the video we can get an in depth glimpse of how it was realized.

Sense of Flying

This should be terrifying and fun at the same time! He is gliding too close to the ground and the tree tops. I should say gliding on the edge! Awesome ...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Planet of the Apes Party Fun Time

Awesome fan video for the original Planet of the Apes by Brad Hasse!

Really nice edits, the dance cuts and moves ;)

Friday, December 16, 2011


Trying out some procedural animation based on math expression and equation! Check out this cool site to get in depth ideas and introduction on Trigonometry. Try to use them to create some cool rig and animation...

Here is a really informative PDF on Technical Animation by Carie Sullivan!

Body Mechanics Reel by Manish Shakya

Here is another fine piece of character animation reel for advance body mechanics by Manish Shakya! The video is a bit choppy though, guess it's some codec or frame-rate issue on vimeo...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Walt Disney's ElasticSkin

Walt Disney's ElasticSkin presented on Siggraph 2011. Cool stufff! Check it out :)

Originally Posted by Siggraph 2011 Paper

We present a new algorithm for near-interactive simulation of skeleton driven, high resolution elasticity models. Our methodology is used for soft tissue deformation in character animation. The algorithm targets performance through parallelism using a fully vectorized and branch-free SVD algorithm as well as a stable one-point quadrature scheme on a hexahedral grid.

Here's a video-demonstration
The PDF paper
And some tech notes!

Making of Joker

This is cool, the music and the making! Check out the commercial below :)

The 11 Second Club Blog

Check out the 11 second club blog for more insights on animation related posts, articles, talks and references!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hair creation and grooming tutorial

Nice technique implemented in this video tutorial by Tarkan Sarim on creating very fast and easy Maya workflow to generate maya curves for complex hairstyles!

Species Training

Check out the training videos by Exocortex Species on character setup in softimage using sculpted models from zbrush. Feel free to go through all of the videos...


Really useful tool to store poses to shelf by Eric Miller! Saves your time to store poses :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Drawings a Day - 12 Dessins par Jour

12 Drawings a Day - 12 Dessins par Jour by Denis Chapon!

During 3 years (2008-2011) i have been drawing 12 drawing of animation every day, it make one second of film. I had no plans what so ever before starting the first drawing. And then, each of the folowing days, I took the 3 last drawing from the day before and kept on animating. I use a none erasable pen, and drew on the back side of used A4 paper.

Making of a 3D horse

Making of a 3D horse rigged with Maya Muscle by Saad Chlyeh of Mammoth Studio. Really nice job with the muscle and deformation. However, one note that can be improvised is the muscle jiggle at scapula - humorous region, it's a bit too jiggly!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Giordano Animator Blog

My good old friend Mr. Giordi just got himself landed on the wonderful world of blogging. We hope our master Marco giordano will add more content every day! Feel free to check out his blog...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Extracting Facial Shapes

Ok! Here comes my latest mini tip and tutorial on how we can extract facial shapes from existing facial rig to quickly and efficiently create facial rigs! The video also covers on setting up a quick brow rig driven by facial deformation.

Cheers :)