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Animated Women UK allowing non-members to attend W

November 1, 2020, 13:14 PM


LONDON — This November, Animated Women UK (www.animatedwomenuk.com) is opening up its Achieve Online Workshops to all women. Previousy only available to members, the career development workshops are now being extended to a larger audience.

Download 18 FREE Animated Textures with a Gritty S

October 26, 2020, 13:26 PM


Add some captivating frame-by-frame animated texture to your videos and designs with this collection of 18 FREE animated textures. Download here.

Check Out ImaGen, a Node-Based Image Generator

October 24, 2020, 16:05 PM


Nemanja Stojanovic’s ImaGen is a standalone CPU based image generator. ImaGen is a standalone Windows app for generating and editing materials, textures, and images using nodes. It has the feel of Substance Designer but is the work

Adobe Character Animator: new Beta gets new featur

August 20, 2020, 13:21 PM


Speech-Aware animation is one of the key features of Adobe Character Animator, which now also included head and eyebrow movements corresponding to a voice recording. Adobe announced a version of Character Animator with new features that is entering public Beta and will be available in Creative Cloud later this year. Notably, says the company, “one [...]Read More...

Get Started Creating Digital Assets in Houdini

August 15, 2020, 15:03 PM


Chetal Gazdar shows us how to get started making HDAs in Houdini. If you are familiar with Gizmos in Nuke, or Macros in Fusion, you already understand the idea behind Digital Assets in Side FX

Creating High-Volume, Short-Form Animated Content

August 11, 2020, 13:37 PM


Earlier in the month, the team at Adobe hit me up and I was given the opportunity to interview Taye Shuayb of ATTN: to talk about how they’ve been creating their new show Your Daily Horoscope utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud, and how they’ve transitioned from office to home-office. Always up to talk to interesting people [...]Read More...

Oscars 2021: Early Best Animated Feature Predictio

July 17, 2020, 13:05 PM


This awards season, Pixar gets back to original storytelling with its first Black-led feature, “Soul” (November 20). Sony returns with “Connected” (October 23), another stylistic experiment from Oscar-winning producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”). Two-time Oscar nominee Tomm Moore tackles his third Irish folktale about saving the balance of nature with Cartoon Saloon’s “Wolfwalkers” (fall). And, with fall entry “Over the Moon,” a gorgeous update of the Chinese Moon Goddess fable, former Disney legend Glen Keane (Oscar-winning “Dear Basketball”) makes his directorial feature debut at Netflix.

Hard Surface Sculpting a Prop in 3D Coat

July 11, 2020, 16:06 PM


Anton Tenitsky covers creating a prop in 3D Coat with hard surface sculpting techniques. 3D Coat does a lot of things well. From UV unwrapping to Retopology, Painting and sculpting, it’s truly a jack of

Birth of an Art - The Stop Motion Effect --- VIDEO

June 27, 2020, 20:12 PM


Filmmaker U explores the history of Stop-Motion Animation and how it has impacted and guided the VFX industry as we know it. Starting with a rudimentary frame by frame animation we see how Ray Harryhausen improved things, then standing on the shoulder of giants see how Phil Tippet created a new technique that would carry us into the new CGI and motion capture world. These techniques developed are used by major films such as Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, and more! -- About Filmmaker U:...

An Overview of Houdini’s Takes System

June 26, 2020, 13:09 PM


Tim van Helsdingen shows us how to work with Houdini’s Takes system. Plenty of 3D apps have a system for managing changes and iterations. In Cinema 4D, that is the Takes system. Side FX Houdini has

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