Monday, February 27, 2012

"Them Greeks...!" IndieGoGo

Them Greeks "An Animated Short Film -- made over the internet -- by artists around the world!" has just now launched their first funding campaign! Visit! Contribute! Share! Get a Cool Thank You Perk! Spread the Word! Help this super talented, hard working team of artists from around the world pull this wonderful project off!! Opaaaa ;)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Puss in Boots - The Three Diablos

Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos is a 13-minute CG animated short comedy film, directed by Raman Hui; which tells a story of Puss in Boots on a mission to recover princess's stolen ruby from the notorious French thief, Whisperer. Reluctantly accompanied by three little kittens, The Three Diablos, Puss must tame them before they endanger the mission!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Showreel - Miquel Campos

Nice showreel by Miquel Campos!Check out SHED blog for more on what is going on behind the scene :

Far Cry 3 Trailer

Official Far Cry 3 Trailer!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Useful Muscle Reference

CG Papers and Abstracts Dealing with Muscles / Skin Deformation by Christopher Evans:

Basic concepts behind the muscle rigs by Peter Shipkov :

Some resource and reference video on muscular anatomy :

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

SergiCaballer - Modeling&Rigging DemoReel2008

Lovely character and beautiful rigs by Sergi Caballer Garcia!

robert v.1 quick demo - Marco Giordano

Pretty interesting setup by Marco for Robert character from iAnimate. In this video, he goes over some of the features and functionality implemented in his latest character rig!

P.S. Good job Giordi, Keep it up and my best wishes to you ;)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Aimée Kuester 07

I miss sketching! This video really inspires me draw again ;)

nCloth Setup ~ Puppeteer Lounge

nCloth Setup has been added to the On Demand Rigging Workshop. The course goes from the fundamentals to how we can layer nCloth dynamics to simulate not just cloth object but also how it can be added to enhance the body and facial deformation. Check out Puppeteer Lounge website for more info!

Also below is a really cool video showing skin tearing simulated using nCloth dynamics by HowardM!

Dragon Age - FX Breakdown

Check out the FX breakdown for Dragon Age!

Character Animation Reel 2012 - Romit Dhodia

Check out the latest character animation reel by Romit Dhodia, a good friend of mine :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Character Animation Tool - Fabric Engine

Character Animation Tool from Fabric Engine on Vimeo.

Check out the Character Animation Tool by Fabric Engine going over advance dynamic character rigging to simulate proper muscle behavior and collision. Pretty interesting stuff :)

Fabric Engine enables developers to overcome the performance constraints of scripted languages like JavaScript and Ruby without needing to resort to compiled languages like C++. It does this by extending these languages so that they can be used to create multi-threaded, compiled code that can be run on the web server or in the browser.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tippett Studio Breaking Dawn Wolves

Behind the scene footage on the live action scene integration and making of CG wolves by Tippet Studio.

Mother Earth by Peter Nagy

Splendid performance by Peter Nagy!

Wire deformer for jaw deformation

Mr. Marco Giordano goes over sharing some tips and tricks on using wire deformer. Wire tools can be a very powerful medium to create a fast and customizable rigs.

Here is another wonderful tutorial on using nurbs curve as an influence object to drive facial expression :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

AnimSchool - Selections From Animation Principles Lecture

The video from AnimSchool explain some principles of animation in a very fun way... I think u guys will love it...:)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Dodo Master - Feather System

Dodo Master is a really nice tool to create feather system. Not just feather but it could be used intuitively to create grass or fur or much more!

You can download this handy little tool from here :

Phone Cord Setup

Simple yet flexible setup done for a phone cord in Softimage by C. J. Cow.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012