Thursday, May 31, 2012

Extreme Cutting on Motion - Jim Carrey

Awesome Cuts! I wonder how much time and effort into making this. Happy Birthday Jim Carrey!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Crysis Fan Video

Check out this Crysis Fan video. Really cool explosion, animation and a whole lot of particles!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tyler Hurd Tools Reel 2012

Tool demo by Tyler Hurd. Cool stuff! The modular system of rig building and animation tools seems flexible.

Bird-test ~ Khalid Al-Muharraqi

Bird animation test breakdown by Khalid Al-Muharraqi. This is by far one of the best bird animation test I have seen!

Woodkid - Iron

Brilliant Slow Mo! The way music synced with the performance is amazing.

Michael Woodside Animation Demo Reel

Notice the increase in number of cigarette buds for the piano player shot. Beautiful animation by Michael Woodside.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bouncing Ball Rig ~ Angel Pavon

We all have seen some really impressive bouncing ball animation; now it is time for a cool ball rig! The rig features ground contact and auto ball roll or rotational control which I think are pretty cool setup by Angel Pavon.

Tips/Technique : Here is a nice resource for anyone wanting to achieve procedural ball auto rotational control. This is done in 3ds Max but the technique is pretty much the same in all packages by Cuneyt Ozdas!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dog Rig ~ Victor Vinyal

Check out this cool dog rig demo by Victor Vinyals featuring some really nice deformation for highly exaggerated poses. The demo also features advance rig features such as reverse spine and space switching ability!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Faceware Facial Rig Library

Do you know Emily? You must have checked out her realistic motion capture performance by Image Metrics! You can now download her facial rig and some other awesome rigs from Faceware Facial Rig Library completely free. Go check it out :)

P.S. This is a great resource. Special thanks to Faceware Team for sharing it out!

Wasim Khan-CharacterTD-Reel2011

Wonderful rig demo by Wasim Khan featuring pretty cool modular rigging system and deformation. I really enjoyed the facial demo as well and finally the soft IK stuff at the end is pretty sweet!

Tank Physics Test 1 - mdavidson

This is pretty cool setup by mdavidson. The rigger mentions he applied some 1000 bones working together to get this vehicle moving in realtime!

Three Olives Vodka "Three Guys" TV Campaign - "Cowboys"

Sketchy and stylized animation. Nice concept!


I think this is cool! Cast by J.m. Walter.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Facial Rig Mocap RD ~ Softimage

Facial motion capture done by re-targeting motion performance data into a facerobot rig.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Puppeteer Lounge ~ Logo Animation

I am really excited to present "Puppeteer Lounge" new logo animation

Launching this logo animation is a great achievement for the entire Puppeteer Lounge family because we have now taken a big step into the exciting world of animation by providing both online training as well as working as a full featured animation house. 

Click here to check it out! Hope you like it :D

A special thanks to Mr. Jose A. Garcia for doing this logo animation. Jose is one of my outstanding student and a great amigo. ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spiderman 3 Muscle and Skin Musculoskeletal Skinning ~ Eric Miller

The video showcases advance volume preserving deformation based on musculoskeletal pose space shape skinning system by Eric Miller.

"The core of the system used procedurally generated nurbs muscle primitives that were user controllable, had dynamic animation abilities, and input to deform geometry which was then layered with a non-linear blend-skinning algorithm that included coupling with radial basis function based pose space deformations, skin relaxation, and skin and fat jiggle. The system was used on Beowulf, Ghost Rider, Spiderman 3 and other productions."

Eric mentions that this software was written before "Maya Muscle" and features superior functions which judging by the result looks awesome! None the less I really enjoyed the video and would surely love to try it out ;)

P.S. Awesome stuff Eric :D

Monday, May 7, 2012

Three Point Landing

Check out this cool cut! You haven't made it as an animator if you haven't had to work on a shot like this. Additionally I like how the music beat sync up with the landings ;)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Maya BlendShape Tips and Tricks

Useful tips for modellers and riggers to speed up the process of setting up blendshapes with topology as well as shape changes using Bake Topology to Targets tool by ! More Info...

rp_FacialSetup v1.0 by Renato Polimeno

Nice tool demo on a handy script by Renato Polimeno to setup and connect a fast and interactive facial rig with morph targets and control UI based on Jason Osipa's style in 3ds Max. You can download the neat little tool from his site (You will need a password to access)!