Monday, 12 June 2017

Ouroboros 2 is out.

The updated, stripped down and re-written from the ground up version of this wonderful pay what you want script is now available.

From the the same guy who bought you Ray Dynamic Color and Ray Dynamic Texture. Find it here.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Latest project.

I recently suffered a major data loss with most of my animation work, projects and the like from the last few years suddenly vanished out of existence. That included the Feynman Physics piece I posted earlier so this storyboard image is the only surviving relic. I may be able to recover it and my drive is at the computer shop as I write
I contemplated giving up on digital art but it's too late I think. In the mean time I started a new thing in After Effects using a limited vector style. Here are a few sample frames.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

This is Color

An awesome period industrial movie educating us on all things color. I'd wager there be one or two things in this film you had never thought about.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Latest Project. Feynman Physics explainer.

I started a personal project that will use the voice of Richard Feynman talking on the subject of physics. I'm using a color scheme pulled from Color Lovers to set the tone (weird how I feel more confident using someone else's color scheme that one of my own). Here is the first page of boards, most of which has now been animated. Click the image for a larger view.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

2001, the cartoon.

From the weirdest channel on YouTube.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

The World of Amazing Animation.

Just some recent things that have caught my eye. Both these animators have produced work that is built on amazing designs, both in character and backgrounds.

DOUBLE KING from Felix Colgrave on Vimeo.

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

It's purely coincidental that both films are based on the ageless theme of power and domination.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Utility Box-After Effects Script for Motion Graphics. Free.

Utility Box is a full featured script of  time saving functions that is currently going at the ridiculously low price of signing up to Voxyde's newsletter (I'm not sure you even need to do that).

Color Palettes and where to find them.

Actually, just two color swatch sites that I heard about recently. Both are free to join and you can design palettes, browse palettes and download them in different formats. First up is Coolors.

This has a nice interactive palette maker and the site layout is very swish. That's my contribution in the top left corner. The export options are these.

However I think I'm leaning towards Color Lovers, this site isn't as sexy but the feeling of interaction is strong as they feature a forum, a blog and groups, users can also up-vote swatches and make comments.

Another plus is if your swatch uses a new color that hasn't yet been used, you get naming rights. Pretty cute. I give the world Blue Salt and Young Peppermint.

Here are the export formats.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Vimeo's new page layout

I very much approve the new vimeo video page layout they just introduced. I've disliked the old page and just wanted to be able to see and find all my videos quick and easy, so now it has been economized and improved, even allowing for some bulk management, like mass delete of selected videos for example. Good one vimeo.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Another free preset from S.O.M.

School of motion provides another cool free stroke preset by Jake Bartlett.

Here's the link to the page for the download. You have to register.

Friday, 10 March 2017

2017. Should post something.

Here are some experiments with cubic illustration. I want to explore this style for a wee bit to see where it leads. It also gives me something to post for the year 2017.