Thursday, 9 April 2015

Andrew Kramer speaking to Andrew Price

The Video Copilot is interviewed by the Blender Guru.

It's an Andrew on Andrew talk fest.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

VISITING -Episode 1

This ongoing project by Louis du Mont on which I've posted before has finally produced it's first episode. Virtually a one man operation, although all credit to the few others who have helped make this thing look so good and professional (I particularly loved the sound production), we can now see the potential of this scenario in context of a narrative.

Visiting Episode 1 from Louis du Mont on Vimeo.

A great start, but keep them coming, I want more.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Some Tasty Surface presets for Lightwave 3D

I've uploaded these to so they will be available pretty soon. Here's the promo I put together for the fun of it (and to test out the surfaces).

Friday, 27 February 2015

Playing with DUIK

I downloaded the famous and free 'Duik' script for After Effects and got to putting it to work. This is the first bit of 2D inverse kinematics puppet animation I've ever done in After Effects. I plan to do more since I'm supposed to be teaching it this year.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Renault and a Beck tune = Wonderment plus

I was alerted to this stunning campaign by Andrew Comb, it's a very unique approach for a car commercial,  it's almost a music video. Almost? Let's call it a music video. Sexx Laws from Beck's Midnight Vultures album and the new Renault Twingo pair up to create a kaleidoscopic trip to anywhere and everywhere. Done by these guys.

Monday, 19 January 2015

More Victor Paredes.

I always want to highlight work by Victor, not just because it is so nice, but because it so well demonstrates the power of Anime Studio Pro as a great animation tool.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

MyPaint update and a thing called Webchemy

MyPaint works fairly well on the Surface Pro, but you will need to use the keyboard for rotating the canvas and zooming.
While on the MyPaint site I checked out their links to other open source paint apps. The one that got my attention was a thing called Webchemy, you create shapes with it and it has mirror modes so you can block out interesting Rorschach-like designs quickly. Some artists are using this in a serious illustrative way to produce complex images, for me its more an idea generating device, as the controls don't feel at all fussy and you can just start creating shapes without giving it too much thought.

The app exports PNG on transparent background and also SVG (scaleable vector graphic), so you can take these starting ideas somewhere else and work them further.