Thursday, February 28, 2013

Constraint Demo by David Latour

Informative video demo on constraints inside Maya by David Latour. Check out his other demo videos for more Rig & Animation tips.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Removal of Student Version File Pop-UP Dialog Box

Fed up of the constant Pop-Up "Student Version File"! Well here is a quick way to get rid of it all together.

  1. Save your Maya file as Maya Ascii file (.ma)
  2. Open the file with a text editor (I prefer Notepad ++). 
  3. Search and delete fileInfo "license" "student";
  4. Save the file and open it!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sur La Piste du Marsupilami | Visual Effects Making Of

Making of Sur La Piste du Marsupilami.

An Open Letter to Ang Lee


Rhythm & Hues Studios (R&H) - The global Visual Effects and Animation Company helped to make Lee “Life of Pi” dream a reality, went bankrupt as the film just passed the half billion dollar mark in global ticket sales. Take a look at this Open Letter by Phillip Broste, Lead Compositer from Zoic Studio to Ang Lee. This goes out to all artists who dedicate their lives to their craft!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wasim Khan-CharacterTD-Reel2011

Character TD reel by Wasim Khan. Impressive facial auto-rigger and animation GUI.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LIONEX "The Transformer"

LIONEX "The Transformer" from Suchan Bajracharya on Vimeo.

So here is a glimpse of what me and Rajesh Bhoye is upto. Rajesh Bhoye is a student and a good friend of mine. This is a turntable of a Transforming Quadruped Mech called LIONEX which is initially conceptualized by Rajesh. The character does multiple transformation! I am responsible for the modeling and technical stuffs or consulting. Currently Rajesh is looking into the character setup and animation. I am looking forward for the finished version of this project where Rajesh is planning on implementing some cool moves.

If you wish to learn character rigging, join us here.

Hope you like it! All the best to Rajesh :)


Film is a visual medium. Anything that can be revealed through action or visuals should be. I once had a producer who told me to have the character say what he was going to do, then do it, then say he had done it. Don’t do this. Just show it!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Joe Walkcycle

Check out this stylized walkcycle from

The Jockstrap Raiders

Check out this funny short. See how these lads save Britain!

Yes there is even a guy in T-Pose. Well, way less job to do in rigging :P

Arnold Showreel January 2013

Superb showreel featuring contents with the Arnold renderer.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

David Vega - Character TD Winter 2012/2013 Reel

Rigging and Tool reel by David Vega. He is currently working as a Character TD for the short movie "Them Greek..!"

Friday, February 15, 2013

See how the puppet for Edward the giant troll from Hansel and Gretal was brought to life. Brilliant work!
Not CGI!

Anatomy 4 sculptors

Recently stumbled upon a Facebook page in-titled Anatomy 4 sculptors. Nice site with tons of reference for all CG artists for human anatomy! Check it out here.

MAYA PLUGIN : MG_pathSpine , fast and flexible spine

MAYA PLUGIN : MG_pathSpine , fast and flexible spine demo by Marco Giordano.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Clever Ad done by Elefant Studios :D

Rigging & Animation Reel by Simon Geoffriau

Really impressive reels by Simon Geoffriau.

The character deformation really stand out in his rigging reel which good demonstration of muscle and facial articulation.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adam and Dog

Beautiful short by Minkyu Lee.

Wings 3D

Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use. Wings 3D is open source and completely free for use in both personal and commercial projects.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mr. Drawing Animator is coming...

Ingenious technique of controlling 3D facial emotion by 2D spline. More Info!

Technical Reel by Himanish Bhattacharya

Technical demo reel featuring character clothing and hair dynamics using Maya and Syflex, facial topology and deformations, custom character rigging (biped and quadruped) and tools by Himanish Bhattacharya.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Rigging TD Showreel by Tom Ferstl. Impressive work on muscle deformation and cool tools.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Animation Showreel by Sara Edwards

Animation showreel by Sara Edwards featuring Sinka!

I think it's about time Sinka gets some updates and upgrades with these beautiful folks coming up with really nice animation ;)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Charlie "The Zombie" by Mikhail Timkov

Nice work by Mikhail Timkov! This is his latest assignment showcasing some of the pose test on "The Zombie" character idea he came up with :)

To learn like Mikhail, apply to Puppeteer Lounge.

When I Grow Up

Beautiful and initiative short by The Academy.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sazerac (Film Noir)

Sazerac by Christopher Tevebaugh. Loved the setting, mood, suspense and climax.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Paperman and the Future of 2D Animation

See how animator's from Disney transforms 3D into 2D animation for their latest short "Paperman".

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

How To Move It: A Tribute to Richard Williams

Check out these slick moves by animation legend Sir Richard Williams.

Donut Rig Test

Have you seen a character resembling a Donut!? Well here is a rig demo by Xin Zhao. Beware it bites :)

Puppetry in Motion

Puppetry in Motion or should we say playing with toys. See how in this video the artist work with the puppet behind "Paranorman" and "The Pirates". Art of Puppetry!

Red9 : LockChannels and Attribute Map concept

Demo video showcases a handy tool to control LockChannels and Attribute Map.