LoL art and 3D

While I am still a woeful player, I am liking that the success of the game means they have been able to get some pretty nice artwork for League of Legends now. Actually the community is resplendent…


LoL Cinematics

I have been known to feel a little left out that I am not a League of Legends player and while I can see the appeal with a bunch of friends it hasnt grabbed my attention enough for me to get into it…


4K Procedurally Generated Cool

Procedurally generated graphics of various types often play a secondary role in the creation of a CG scene or animation. Often it is the finishing touches that these techniques bring that enliven…


Batman vs The Terminator

This animated short is nothing but spectacular - throwing us some iconic material with flair, dramatic shots and sequences. Tony Guerrero, Mitchell Hammond and Noir Deco combined to bring us this…


Sprite Animation - Slick and Rayman

I was intrigued after seeing the Slick Dev Blog Post looking at their tech for doing Sprite animation. While they are using a custom solution for it there are packages available and maybe Unity even…


Shave It

The Shave It short is a super piece of work from the mighty 3dar studio in Argentina. The little film is just a joy to see with its enthusiastically bright and zany styling. Not only did they design…


Paperman - CG meets drawings

The new animated short from Disney Animation Studios is a wonderful piece that is six minutes tells a meaningful tale with great care and lovely visuals. This is Paperman, a tale of a fleeting…


2012 CGawards

The world is full of CG artists and works, so when 3DWorld unveil this years CG Awards all we get is supreme class on all levels. Blender picked up the software update award which just shows the…


The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The simply splendid work of the Aardman stop motion gang continues with their latest epic The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Watching on DVD today is a pretty jaw dropping, trying to imagine just how they…


The Lorax

One of my favourite movies is the stunning realisation of the imagined worlds of Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. So when the Despicable Me gang took on The Lorax - we were destined to have something…


Supinfocom

When I was looking at the splendout that is A Fox Tale, that leads to this French school of computer graphics and animation Supinfocom Arles. They are clearly a quality outfit with the production…


Written by a Kid

There is something magically uninhibited about the way children tell stories, much like dreams where there need not be any great rationale for actions, characters, agents or plot shifts, they all…


Exquisite Forest

This new website, This Exquisite Forest, allows people across the net to add to each others animations using the in-browser drawing toolset. The interface allows us to browse the tree of each…


BRAVE

The kids and I watched the latest little gem from the wizards at Pixar today on the big screen (2D), Brave. The tale of Merida with her simply wonderful mass of red hair is a simple little tale of a…


The Passenger

One of the Short films we discussed during the mocap training last week was Chris Jones' The Passenger. Chris didnt detail the creation of the piece as he went along, but did give us a nice…


Male & Female Animation

One of the more entertaining moments during yesterday's mocap training was a short capture session where we were playing with walk capture. With all the animators present the discussion around male…


Brave Pixar

With Pixar's Brave almost upon us I found myself looking at a few community created Pixar Montage pieces. What is clever about montages is the process of piecing together from an often vast scope of…


Danger Planet

The grad project from Justin Burks and team from SAU in Tennessee, Danger Planet, is another lovely little 3D animation with a feel that reminds me of many cartoons. One of the coolest things here is…


Novina Works

I found the work of the Novina studio via their most recent 3d CG animation for the Warsaw Royal Castle destruction and reconstruction. Their website is kinda fun (if a little overdone), but they…


Candy for the Soul

Here is Candy for the Soul on UNSWtv, the winner of the Best Animation Award at COFA in 2011. The creative students were David Yau, Johnni Kha, Pearl Lai and Jay Fei and Audrey Houssard and they…