Saturday, 21 December 2013

Discovered my artwork during install of Lightwave 11.6.1

Finally got around to installing the very latest updated version of Lightwave and watched the installation slide gallery wondering if I'd ever see any of my work in there some day. As the green install bar raced toward the finish line at the last possible moment up popped this...

...I made it. How my head swells with pride, I'd like to thank a few people...(pulls out starts playing...good looking people usher me off the stage).

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Cloud Explained

Sometimes motion graphics can just be like this, hands on, stripped of artifice, in your face, here it is, the ideas.

From 2008

Friday, 13 December 2013

Apache Tricycle spot

This is some more animation work showcasing Anime Studio pro and Victor Paredes who works with Fluor Films. Victor also did the Google Adwords video I posted earlier. This is very much in line with the POC Paga spots but more retro in style.

This sort of work and the POC Pago spots is why I believe 2D is where it's at.

POC Paga

I'll be the first to admit I don't know what the POC paga is, maybe some sort of camera, tablet device, but frankly I don't care because these promotional animations are exceptional.

They use a combination of Anime Studio pro for the character work, After Effects for the motion graphic elements and C4D for any 3D elements. What to say, this is design at work, pure and simple.

POC paga from PATOMOLINA! on Vimeo.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Djurvännerna (Animal Friends) is Adorable Animation

Here is the trailer for Animal Friends, a series of beautiful story book animations based around the work of  author illustrator Eva Linstrom. It was animated using Anime Studio Pro by David Rylander using artwork supplied by Linstrom.

Djurvännerna trailer from David Rylander on Vimeo.

The sound design is gentle, with muffled voice tracks and an interpretive jazz score that hits its mark perfectly in tune with the animation. Please go here to see the full series as I was only able to embed the trailer.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New helpers from AEscripts + AEplugins

I picked these two out of the bunch of new things from AEscripts + AEplugins, since they are the kind of tools you might find really useful during production. I especially like this one...

After Effects does have the reduce project tools but this looks like it does a real deep clean of your whole project, even solids get sorted.  The other one I chose to put up is this interactive grid tool that seems to have every type of grid layout you could possibly want.

I think I need to get this since I'm a little artsy and loose with my layouts some times. The other new plug-ins are worth looking into, there's an interesting real-time interface plugin that works with the site projection app Millumin, a little pricey but if doing on site video projections is your thing...