Animation Extra Resources

Basic Animation – TED TALK

posted Jan 31, 2014, 9:00 AM by Gilles Theriault

TED TALK about basics animation – Timing!

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You want to ANIMATE?

posted Jan 14, 2014, 9:40 AM by Gilles Thériault

Wow, here is a great info graphic explaining it with cool gif! If you don’t see it, here is the original post and scroll down.

The Ten Top Tips for Texturing

posted Jan 6, 2014, 1:29 PM by Gilles Thériault

That is pretty amazing tips and not that difficult to do. You will need some photoshop knowledge. With those tips, you can create amazing textures that will really help any scene.

Drawing – Digital – Skills – get better.

posted Jan 6, 2014, 1:19 PM by Gilles Thériault

Here is some great apps to get better at drawing. ALL FREE! But, most of them comes with a load to tutorials on how to use their apps and with a lot of tip to get better at drawing.

Check it out, click here.

Autodesk New 2014 software

posted Mar 27, 2013, 8:25 AM by Gilles Thériault

Find at this link the new line of Autodesk Software and quick demos of the new features or enhance previous ones!

Pay attention to one in the 3DSMAX 2014 section where you see a cartoon little boy. Why? Because, the way they animate the face of that character is a very easy way to animate facial expression after you have your character UVW Unwrap!

Modelling 3D Resources

posted Feb 4, 2013, 10:07 PM by Gilles Thériault

Here are a few links that could help modelling: (but those can be demanding if done in full, the main idea of those links is to give you some ideas and help for your modelling. I would suggest to use the base of the modelling method but simplify it for your need.) 

  • Creating some good street assets: lamp post, street, trash can, bench and more, click here.
  • This is a “box” modelling which is a very popular method to model characters and in this one, it shows how to model a car, click here.
  • For the one who would like to model a human character, here is a link.
  • Here is a tutorial looking at the problems of 3D mesh and how to fix it, click here.
  • A three part videos series on how to model a motor bike, click here.
  • How to model a robot, click here.

Animator Perspective vs Audience

posted Jan 14, 2013, 12:52 PM by Gilles Thériault

Here is a demo reel that shows what the “Audience” will see. That is the rendered movie. While showing the rendered subject, he shows what an Animator would see, that is the rigging and the bones, helpers being used to create animation.

Interesting to know for Animation

posted Jan 12, 2013, 1:22 PM by Gilles Thériault   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 8:03 PM ]

12 Principles of Animation are the most important to know and especially to understand how, where, and when to use them.

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Here is another example of the 12 Principles of Animation from Rayman Origins. Thanks to Riley P. for finding this reference.

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