Monday, September 29, 2014

Animation Reference: Bird Flight & Wing Flap

Source: On Animation

Just a tip, You can save the gifs and open them in quicktime, to watch them frame by frame.:) Hope this helps.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Transformers: Making of Dinobots (Must Watch Video)

Paramount Pictures have released a new featurette for Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction. This one shows off the digital effects that Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) provided for the Dinobots. Check it out.

[Video] VRCLAY:Oculus Rift + Razor Hydra = A new awesome way to 3d modeling & sculpt


Virtual 3D sculpting apps are not a new thing, but they’re one of those experiences that never stops being cool. The advent of fairly inexpensive household electronics that can be used in virtual 3D sculpting opens up an interesting new door for 3D design, and the folks at VRClay have an amazing demonstration of what that might look like. With games like Microsoft’s Project Spark trying to make digital 3D modeling something fun that anyone can do, it becomes increasingly apparent that consumer-grade technology really can encourage anyone to try and create their own concepts in a digital 3D space. When you throw in things like 3D printers, the overall scope becomes such that any creative person can quickly build whatever they can imagine right in their own home. The only real challenge at the point is making sure the user has the tools necessary to take that vision and move it to the digital world. 3D designers have been doing this with a keyboard and mouse for years, but if you take things like the Razer Hydra and combine it with an Oculus Rift, you can create an experience that will better encourage creativity.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Free Download Maya Rigs: Bird | Horse | Ant | Creature & many more

Having great fun rigs to work is fun and if they are free, it a sweet deal. Download these amazing new rigs including a nice Bird Rig (Which is hard to find).

Sometime back, Tired of regular long projects at work. I thought of doing a 2 Sec-5 Sec a test per day. It was very a great thought and I loved the fun of animating small tests on new and cool looking rigs, Only that mostly each time I could not get satisfied with what I could do in a day.

These are some tempting rigs too, waiting to be tested. :) Go ahead and do some tests. Dont forget to share'em.

LINKS: Click on the links below.


Njoy & Happy Animating!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Download: Disney Pixar Like Character Rig for Maya (Download Now)

Another amazing free rig. I like the appeal of the character, its very Disney Pixar like. Special thanks to all the artists behind it and Solid Angle (Makers of Arnold Render) for creating something like this.

So what are you waiting for, Hit the download button below.

DOWNLOAD LINK (Click to download)

Here is a video demo for the rig:

Mery Project Presentation from Mery Project on Vimeo.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sony Animation does it again!

After Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 1 & 2. And the super cartoony Hotel Transylvania, Sony Animation returns with their trademarked style & look. Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter Labratory & Hotel Transylvania fame) presents an Animation Test Clip for upcoming movie Popeye. Must watch Clip.