Friday, July 24, 2009

kyle balda tutorials

I highly recommend picking up this issue of cgWorld...the above link references the video tutorials of the great Kyle Balda walking you through a shot. The magazine includes the above rigs.

It's interesting...his approach is very intuitive and for those who dislike the 'stepped' aka 'drawing method' of laying in shots, it's a valid way to work. I'm never a stickler on having to work one way - I think different working methods work well for different people, and different animations sometimes require a different methodology, but download these zips for a different perspective on process. It's an interesting workflow in that you focus on hitting the scene beats quickly and getting to the heart of the rhythm of the scene, but you don't really arrive at your poses until later on, which is heresy to the way a lot of people work. I've met a lot of old school pixar animators that work this way as well as Sheridan grads.

comicon footage...Iron Man 2

I thought I'd post this as an excuse for not posting...I've been working on the Iron Man 2 game and here's a walkthrough from comicon. I did the ground based robots in this one...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

font based on car movements

iQ font - When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo.

Looks like without a class to teach, I'm a poor blogger. I'll start up again later this summer, but here's a fun link via Justin Barrett.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

new chris landreth short/blog

I'm never sure how I feel about Chris Landreth's work. Always technically adept and masterful, but deliberately distancing as well. In any case, an interesting production blog.