Animation

Computer animation is only a relatively recent development.The first 3D images where generated by William Fetter in the 1960’s and in 1986 Pixar released its first 3D Animation with Ed catmull as the Chief Technical Officer. “…At Pixar, he was a key developer of the RenderMan rendering system used in films such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo…” Wikipedia

‘stage actors act in the present and fleeting moment and animators create an illusion of a present moment’ Ed Hooks

Laws of physics,weight and volume.

Artist Brilliantly animates ‘This Is America’ using Apple computers from the ’80s

Donald Glover’s “This Is America” is one of 2018’s most iconic songs — from its striking imagery, to its choppy dance sequence.  Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi, also known as Pinot, has been documenting his attempt to capture Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” choreography since the beginning of June. Using ancient software, he created a dance sequence straight out of 1985.

FREE  ANIMATION  RIGS with Animation Mentor The Online Animation School.  You asked for a free Maya® rig. And now there are TWO! Stewart and Squirrels are professional-quality rigs that are available to the entire Animation Mentor community (you!).

LEARN 3D ANIMATION  ANIMSCHOOL

Animation You Might Have Missed in 2016

Anime for Beginners: 20 Pieces of Essential Viewing

Animation in Australia

Animated films allow audiences to go beyond the realistic world to an out-of-world experience based on sound and visual art forms. Animation has unique strengths in exploring metaphors and creating larger than life characters. In Australia, this has led to animation being popular with political cartoonists and comedy writers, as well as animators musing on personal relationships, the environment and the place of the individual in a world of thought and dreams. For nearly one hundred years, Australian animators have contributed to the world of animated film.  

SYNDEY ANIMATION PRODUCTION GROUP Most animators have, in some part, a dream of creating their own production. Sitting down with a bunch of like minded creatives and coming up with an idea for an animated series or feature. The cherry on top would be that it can generate enough income to allow the production of more. Maybe you’re inspired by children’s TV like Pepper Pig or Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom? Or potentially you’d like to create something more along the lines of Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman or South Park? Or, are animated feature films your thing?

OZANIMATE showcasing AUS+NZ Animation 

Australian Government Website

Porter, Eric Ernest (1911–1983)

The History of Animation

The human imagination is limitless and sometimes our creative minds come up with stories and subject matter that just can’t be achieved with real actors, props and costumes. Cue animation: the art of bringing images to life.  The techniques that created these animations, once painstaking, has made leaps and bounds thanks to advances in technology.

The history of 3D animation

Notes on Animation: The Thief and the Cobbler

History of Animation Part 1

History of Animation Part 2

History of Animation Part 3

A Brief History of Film- Animated Documentary

The Animation Process From 1938

Animation Industry at a Glance: Checking the pulse for health and opportunities – David Z Autodesk

History of Cel Animation

Imagine – From Pencils To Pixels (BBC 2003)

Russian president and animation: What happened in May 2017? Morevna Project

TL;DR: Russian government is going to provide ~$2 000 000 to support development of animation software in Russia and our efforts to redirects those funds into open-source development.

Google+ OpenToonz  This is software for producing a 2D animation.  It is based on the software “Toonz”, which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli.

OpenToonz Experimental for Windows.   This is an experimental version of OpenToonz for Windows containing many new features that aren’t yet part of the main version.

KRITA 4 digital painting application is a free and open source project with improved vector tools, SVG support, a new text tool, Python scripting and much, much, much more.  Also, there is a new project management system in there for comics that potentially could be pimped out even more and used for storyboards.

Krita 4 Release Video

Episode 1: Bryan Konietzko & Michael Dante DiMartino | Nick Animation Podcast

12 PRINCIPLES of ANIMATION 

CGWORLD “Animation Style” -12 basic principles of animation-

THE  ILLUSION  OF  LIFE  on tumblr

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney’s desire to use animation to express character and personality.  from cento lodigiani

12 Principles of Animation

1. Squash & Stretch – 12 Principles of Animation

2. Anticipation – 12 Principles of Animation

3. Staging – 12 Principles of Animation

4. Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose – 12 Principles of Animation

5. Follow Through & Overlapping Action – 12 Principles of Animation

6. Slow In & Slow Out – 12 Principles of Animation

7. Arcs – 12 Principles of Animation

8. Secondary Action – 12 Principles of Animation

9. Timing – 12 Principles of Animation

10. Exaggeration – 12 Principles of Animation

11. Solid Drawing – 12 Principles of Animation

12. Appeal – 12 Principles of Animation

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Flour Sack Animation Test

Animation- Bouncing Ball Explained

tutorial-1 : bouncing ball:  Dermot O Connor, animator, occasional cartoonist, indie film-maker.

ALAN BECKER – Animating Walk Cycles

ALAN BECKER – Animating Run Cycles

3D Animation Masterclass: Basic Walk Cycle Tutorial

Maya: Basic Walk Cycle 1

Animating a Jump Tutorial Part #269

Duplo Bear

Quadruped Locomotion Tutorial

Animal Gaits for Animators  Stephen Cunnane

How to Animate a Ryu Solar Plexus Strike From SFV

People react to being called Beautiful

THE STORY OF MARTIN LUTHER

After 500 years, Martin Luther finally gets his own animated film! A completely and utterly accurate history lesson about Martin Luther The film was produced on the occasion of the 500-year anniversary of the church reformation by  Tumblehead, an animation studio based in Viborg, Denmark.

CHARACTER ANIMATION

The talented staff at Trix, a full service production company based in Lisbon, Portugal, has been perfecting this craft for more than 20 years – and the experience shows! From storyboarding to animating, Trix infuses characters with life and humanity and tells charming short stories in 2D and 3D planes. Reduced, yet impressively pointed visual design and skillful art direction are hallmarks of their productions, which manage to evoke emotions with no need for many words.

We recently had the pleasure to chat with the core team involved in what executive producer and creative director João Sacadura refers to as a “dream job”: A short, character-driven animation for a globally active Portuguese initiative, illustrating the importance of education. Check out the spot below and continue reading to learn about its innovative and bold creation and the creative minds responsible.

Study for Fifteen Points / I, 2016

Motors, custom driver electronics, custom software, aluminium, LEDs, computer
712 x 552 x 606 mm 
Le Laboratoire

The Evolution of Adobe Flash: From 1996 to 2010

1ucasvb’s lab original math and physics visualizations

Animation Group – Sydney Long Form Animation Production Group

Sydney Animation Production Group

Animation: From Script to Screen Paperback by Shamus Culhane

ANIMATOR vs ANIMATION

Animation Challenges

Centre for Animation and Interactive Media 

Animation  Artists

Animation Group – Sydney Long Form Animation Production Group

Animation  Physics 

Animation Mentor

Animation Methods

Animation for Sculptors

Animator’s Survival Kit

Animation Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Animation World Network

Animate TV Anime News Network

Amos Yee

BEHIND THE ANIMATIONS OF HORIZON ZERO DAWN, WITH NIEK NEERVENS

Walt Disney Sample Portfolio – On Animation

Cartoon Solutions

Cartoon Smarts tradigital Animation

Endless  References

Get The Ultimate Value Guaranteed To Increase Your Animation Performance. The ultimate 3d animators motion reference kit.  Large library. Explore movement, action and reaction with walk cycles, jump, kick, lift, push and many more.  All clips featured in RealTime, Slow-motion and Grid Overlays.

JUNGLE  BOOK

Animation Supervisor, Gabriele Zucchelli walks us through MPC’s stable of wild processes and techniques for ‘The Jungle Book,’ and reveals what’s got him so excited for the future of his profession.  With more that 2000 animators and digital artists tagged for Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ it’s unsurprising that the new-again classic broke ground both on screen and behind the scenes. And with a directive for ‘relatable realism’ that pushed artists beyond their usual animation duties, the film may well have irrevocably broadened the future role of Animator.

Natan Dvir’s art of the commuter

Newgrounds Animation Wiki 

– Flash Tutorials on Newgrounds

Animation in Flash with Andy Sykes:

Andy Sykes is an award-winning independent animator, illustrator and self-published author, based in the UK.

Hexjibber Channel Intro with Andy Sykes 

Disney Animation #TechTuesday Moana Water progression:
1. Animators give water motion using a simplified character rig
2. Simulation adds real-life physics to make the water believable
3. Effects and Lighting brings the scene to life.
This amount of depth, detail and artistry went into every frame.

KOHTA MORIE

Quadruped Walk Cycle Tutorial

READY-MOTION stylized walk and run cycles offer greater expression and flexibility, going beyond

the technical-realism that motion-capture delivers.  High quality animations can be easily transferred to your own rigs using Autodesk Mayas powerful re-targeting tools and our easy to use script .  You can apply professional animation cycles to your custom rigged characters in minutes .

RIP, adobe flash (sorta)http://www.angryanimator.com/word/

Sydney Animation Production based in Sydney, Australia is an animation community learning how to produce animation.

The Lego Movie, Interview with Animal Logic link

Kinovea

is a video player for all sport enthusiasts, Slow down, study and comment the technique of your athletes or of yourself.  It is 100% free and open source.

Ng’endo Mukii is a force. Catch a flicker of her animations, and you’ll feel tinges of fire and emotion. There’s something sensuous, almost tactile to her videos, beckoning senses beyond the eyes to join in on the viewing experience. However beautiful or raw the subject matter might be, however familiar or distant the substance is to your own lived circumstances, Ng’endo knows how to enrapture audiences.

Bernoulli Effect

STEVE CUTTSs

HISTORY OF FELIX The 13″ Felix the Cat figure made of paper mache was placed on a record player turntable and was broadcast using a mechanical scanning disk to an electronic kinescope receiver.

ANDREW COPE and SAM LANYON JONES:  tokyo plastic

TOKYO PLASTIC specialize in directing character, narrative and performance animation.

Over the past decade they have created commercials for clients including Toyota, Nokia, and Nike, have directed a series of successful short films, have produced several highly sought after designer toys and have had exhibitions of their work in Japan, Berlin, New York and L.A.

In the last few years they have started bringing their unique brand of character animation to apps; the latest of which ‘Pushing Inc’ has just launched on the Apple Store.

LIP  SYNC

Lip-Synching For Animation: Basic Phonemes

Preston Blair’s mouth shape

On-Line Metronome

Moho Pro 12

Everything you need to make amazing, professional animation. Moho™ Pro 12 (formerly Anime Studio Pro) offers the most powerful 2D rigging system of the market and mix it with traditional animation tools, allowing to get professional results easier and faster.

The Odd 1s Out

What I use:

-I draw my pictures Paint Tools Sai and I edit videos in Adobe Premiere.(really? You don’t use any animation software??) (Yeah, I know it’s very low level animation.) (I’m trying to get better shutup)

-I have a yiynova mvp22u v3 tablet and a Smudge Guard Glove.

-I record on a Shure sm7b, I have an Scarlett 2i 4 Audio interface and this thing called a ‘Cloudlifter.’ I like it. I edit audio in Audacity.

If these items are out of your price range then:

What I use(d) (The cheaper stuff)

-My first tablet was a Bamboo Create for ~$100. Really good tablet 5/7. I know a lot of people like the intuos’s you can get those at Best Buy.

-A good Microphone that a lot of people use is a Blue Yeti (keep in mind where you record is important.)

Don’t ask me to draw you something or give you a shout out. Have a day 🙂

The Odd 1s Out YouTube

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Bear on Stairs – link

Bears on the Stairs

Hayao Miyazaki – storytelling techniques

Interview: Blinky Bill – Making Animation

“I am here to speak”: spotlight on Ng’endo Mukii

Persistence of Vision

POV is our ability to ‘see‘ a series or sequence of images as a continuous moving image that we understand as a movie.  How ‘time’ can be measured, time is measured in frames and the standard has been 24 frames per second based on the film speed format.(24f/p/s).  This can be lowered to around 12-15 f/p/s while still allowing for the user to experience Persistence of Vision and therefore seeing the animation a continual sequence of images not as individual images one after the other.  POV Wikipedia

What is Persistence of Vision? (Mr. Wizard)

ANIMATING A BEAR’S MIGHTY ROAR, WITH MASSINISSA MATOUB

Animating a bear’s roar is an idea I had after finishing my last animation shot named “The Scent of Sun.” The idea was to experiment with new animation techniques on animals with more weight, like the bear.  I would like to share with you some of my animation methods that helped me with this little bit of animation, and I hope that it can be helpful for other artists. Here is the video breakdown:

Testing the new Grease Pencil tools for upcoming Blender 2.73

bh Ghost Tool for Maya

Maya has it own Ghosting tool, that shows semi-transparent animated objects in the scene which can give an overview of the animated motion you are creating.

Brian Horgan has taken this a step further by creating an onion skin or ghost tool for Maya that will create ghosted outlines of your animation in the Maya viewport – actual 3D outlines of anything that you select. bhGhost is a really clever little tool which will create a composite mesh of your animated character and then uses the standard Maya Toon Lines to create the outlines.  Lester Banks

 

The Best Animation Tricks of the Trade (For 2016)

Animation tutorial part. 1 AKA “the secret of animation” with Giovanni Braggio

AnimSchool Webcast: Jeff Gabor, Part 1

Animation School – AnimSchool Webcast: Jeff Gabor, Part 2

Maya’s Animation Evolution

SOME  OF  THE  MASTERS

5 Disney Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

DONALD  DUCK The Wise Little Hen

The Wise Little Hen is a Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies cartoon, based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen. This cartoon marked the debut of Donald Duck, dancing to the Sailor’s Hornpipe. Donald and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor. This cartoon was released on June 9, 1934. It was animated by Art Babbitt, Dick Huemer, Clyde Geronimi, Louie Schmitt, and Frenchy de Tremaudan (with assistance from a group of junior animators headed by Ben Sharpsteen) and directed by Wilfred Jackson. It was also adapted as a Sunday comic strip by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Bringing Smaug to Life

DISNEY’S  NINE  OLD  MEN

BRAD  BIRD

OLLIE  JOHNSTON

FRANK  THOMAS

ART  BABBITT

PRESTON BLAIR

WAYNE  GILBERT

Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation – examples from Wayne Gilbert

FRANCIS  GLEBAS

Former Disney Animator, Francis Glebas – Drawing Tips & Tricks

KEN  HARRIS

Ken Harris Dance Animation Pencil Test

RAY  HARRYHAUSEN  the first Master of stop motion

6 Influential Stop-Motion Movies

The History of Ray Harryhausen 1/2 – Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion

Ray Harryhausen the first Master of stop motion

ED  HOOKS

ACTING  FOR  ANIMATORS Animators need to know a lot about acting, but they don’t need to know everything. Acting for Animators sorts out the acting theory that animators need, presenting it in a form and with references that are more relevant to the animator’s world.

ISBN-13: 978-0415580243
ISBN-10: 0415580242

Ed Hooks Acting Class Notes

52 QUICK ACTING NOTES from ED HOOKS – Carlos Baena

Empathy for Actors and Animators  Ed Hooks and Edwin Rutsch

DICK  HUEMER

Toby the Pup – Down South (1931) Dick Huemer & Sid Davis

OLLIE  JOHNSTON

Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life

Disney’s Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston interview

CHUCK  JONES

GLEN  KEANE

Design Notes by Glen Keane

Glen Keane – The Duet

Glen Keane – Step into the Page

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014/Glen Keane – Part 1

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014/Glen Keane – Part 2

AWN Professional Spotlight: VIEW 2014/Glen Keane – Part 3

Nephtali  by Glen Keane

WILLIAM  KENTRIDGE

William Kentridge on His Process

WINSOR  McCAY

Windsor McCay  Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) – World’s 1st Keyframe Animation Cartoon 

PHIP  MURRAY

Brace Brace is a series of short animated vignettes on the theme of disaster. Each vignette presents a different scene of destruction ranging from global tragedies (atom bombs and acid rain, the trenches of WW1) through to somewhat surreal disasters (a girl is eaten by crows, a man spontaneously combusts).

EDWARD  MUYBRIDGE:  Defining Modernities

This unique website, the result of an ongoing collaboration between Kingston University and Kingston Museum in the United Kingdom, aims to provide a definitive research resource surrounding the work of 19th Century photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Here you can find an introduction to Muybridge’s works in historical and social context; and information on the international collections that house them.

GRIM  NATWICK

Mitsuyo Seo – Tekusuke Monogatari 「テク助物語」

FRANK  THOMAS

BILL  TYTLA

BEN  WASHAM

Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life

RICHARD  WILLIAMS

Richard Williams Animation Master Class Notes

Roger Rabbit – Maroon Cartoon

What Is Animation? (2014)

Two robots wishing Pixar’s Luxo Jr. a happy birthday!

Luxo Jr. (1986)

Luxo Jr [Pencil Test] [1986]

Pixar Luxo 3D – 2D

CGI 3D Animated Short: “Eggs Change” – by Hee Won Ahn

Stop Motion – Occupation: Animator – Bruna Berford

Piper First Look (2016) – Pixar Animated Short HD

Pepe Le Pew is Odor-able

CGI 3D Animated Short HD: “Tumbleweed Tango” by – HumbleTV

 

Bruno Bozzetto – How to Drive Yes and No

Childhood from Tim Rudder

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop)

RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms, Ken Robinson

Hot Water – Simon’s Cat and link to Simon’s Cat YouTube Channel

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU

Stuck – Cyanide & Happiness Shorts

JibJab.com “This Land!”

“Catch Me If You Can” – Opening Title Sequence

Miyazaki, Lineage, and Depth

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Steamboat Willie

The Toy Story Zoetrope in HD

Have Heart

KINETIC  TYPOGRAPHY

The art of animating text while telling a visual story of what the text message is.

WinstonChurchillQuote

Karloff, convergence of beauty and ugliness

Make it better

Advertising Lullaby 

The Office 

Typomotion / STAR WARS

Social Life, With Friends 

How to Kill a Zombie

Live Out Loud

Dane Cook Driving Car

NANCY SINATRA – BANG BANG

Stewie Griffin – Kinetic Type

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