Friday, March 30, 2012


Just 1 word "WoW"! Epic scale and proportion given to the environment. Style and camera works are really cool. Absolutely amazing short set in a post-apocalyptic universe by OddBall Animation! Reminds me of The Final Fantasy :)

P.S. Looking forward for the next episode ;)

Check out the CG Society production focus over here for the short!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ice Age Animation Walkthrough - Jeff Gabor


Step by step look into animating a shot from layout to final from Ice Age 3!

PGP-Multi Constraint

Here is a handy little MEL Script by Pranaw Pradhan to quickly and efficiently assign constraints. I had the pleasure of leading him as a rigging supervisor; and watched his work improve. He is currently a rigging lead at an animation studio here in Nepal. I wish him the very best on his endeavor of learning and sharing ;)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spline IK ~ Clovis Gay

Cool tool by Clovis Gay to create bendy deformation control with non flipping twist setup done in 3dsMax!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Simple yet funny short from Rainmaker Entertainment!

"Cenk" Character Reel ~ Ozgur Aydogdu

Interesting rig and flexible rig by Ozgur Aydogdu. Check out the animation test at the end of the demo, wonderful work!

Snake Movement Doodle ~ Andrej Sumenkov

Interesting tutorial showing the use of geometry constraint to create a simple yet cool rig by Andrej Sumenkov! Check it out :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mirrorring skin weight on separate geometry!

Imagine you run into a situation where you have a separate geometry for left arm and right arm. You have done all the skinning for the left part and now you run into a situation, a confusion ~ "How do I copy the skin over or mirror the weights to the right arm!?"

Well the answer is simple! Make sure you have both the separate geometry bound to joints. Select both of the geometry together and just perform the "Mirror Skin Weights" operation the same way you would have done for a single geometry! It works right? ;)

Choosing a career in visual effects

Check out this video to get some insight on choosing a career in visual effects industry!

Monday, March 5, 2012

2011 Animation Showreel - Brian Whitmire

Wonderful animation showreel by Brian Whitmire. The showreel showcases most of his works done at Blur Studio as a lead!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Antony Magdalinidis - Rigging Reel 2011

Cool rigging reel with some nice automation featuring variety of characters and creatures by Antony Magdalinidis.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Story of Animation

Check it out! Good one. (What is "The Story of Animation"?)


Cool MakeUp!

Frankenweenie Trailer

I have always been fascinated with Tim Burton's stop motion marvels. Here is the trailer of his upcoming movie "Frankenweenie"!. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name!