Tag Archives: Animation

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Pixar: The Math Behind the Movies

Watch Pixar Research Lead (and Sci Tech Oscar-winner) Tony DeRose give a Ted Ed lesson on the mathematical concepts that go into Pixar's animated films, with an emphasis on his specialty area of subdivision surfaces.

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Five Questions: Laundry! Founder Anthony Liu

You'd be hard-pressed to pick out a typical Laundry! project in a crowd. From their recent retro Max Headroom treatment for Eminem's Rap God video to a color-soaked spot for Beats by Dre, Laundry! prides itself on the range of its … more »

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The Bear & The Hare

2D animation was staged on miniature physical sets for this advertisment for British department store chain John Lewis, directed by Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn and produced by Blinkink and Hornet. Check out the making-of video at Hornet's website. The music is … more »

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10 Animated Shorts Make Oscars Shortlist

Oscar season marches on, with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcing the 10 animated shorts that have been shortlisted for consideration as Oscar nominees. The selection was made from 56 titles that had qualified in the category.  … more »

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RealFlow 2013 Gets a New Patch

Next Limit Technologies said the second patch had been released for its RealFlow 2013 fluid and dynamics simulator. Here's what's new in the latest version: OpenVDB support for Hybrido2, Alembic support for Cameras, Alembic Stitcher tool via GUI Maxwell Render … more »

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Mokko Studio VFX Producer Marc A. Rousseau on Riddick

Montreal VFX and animation house Mokko Studio has been doing feature-film work for the last 10 years, but just started doing creature work a few years ago, making dinosaurs for a Discovery TV project. The company's experience served it well … more »

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Five Questions: Animator Eoin Duffy on “The Missing Scarf”

Eoin Duffy, an Irish animator working in Vancouver, wrote and directed "The Missing Scarf," a short film created in conjunction with The Irish Film Board, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, and The Arts Council. The film, featuring a little squirrel who seems … more »

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Autodesk Debuts Free FBX Review App for Windows Devices

Autodesk announced a new, free standalone software product, FBX Review, at SIGGRAPH this morning. The lightweight software, developed for Windows 8 devices but also compatible with Windows 7, allows users to open FBX files outside of the native toolset for … more »

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The Foundry’s Mari Is Coming to the Mac

The Foundry's 3D painting tool, MARI, will be coming to OS X in 2013, the company announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday. If you'd like to be one of the first to use Mari on your Mac, The … more »

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Bill Plympton’s Simpsons Couch Gag

Animator Bill Plympton created this "couch gag" for Sunday night's Simpsons show opener, recasting Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa as hard-boiled black-and-white characters from a vintage film noir.