Monday, October 19, 2009

Concepts and Cartoons - Free Illustration Class

Date: Monday, October 19,2009 Time:- 12:00PM CDT

It'll also be uploaded to for those who missed it. 
(later i will update links here)

 Free training session by Ian Thompson we are covering Sketching Concepts and Cartoons.  This is a 2+ hour free session.Ian will start off showing you how to learn the trade and illustrating that it is not about how talented you are but how good you are at techniques.

Then Ian will cover what software he uses to draw, from Paper to PSD he will cover several different techniques.Then we will move on to putting your ideas on paper, the what and hows of good sketching rules.  From stick men to figures and characters Ian will help you visualize your ideas and realize your passion

The next part of this training covers speed sketching concepts and how this creative concept can help you push your work.The last part of the training covers Cartoon Character concepts from simplicity to speed - personality and expressions.  In this section Ian will show you how to give your characters style, and personality.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Norman Modification Workshop Tutorials

Learn tips and tricks about modifying the school's Norman Character that will help you mod faster and achieve more creative results, taught to the AAU Animation Club by Joshua Slice, in a live demonstration on campus,is now in SUPER EASY written tutorial format.

Part 2 The Head
Part 3 Coming Soon

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Toy Story 3 Teaser & Trailer

Release Date: June 18, 2010

Director: Lee Unkrich
Writer: Michael Arndt
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Ned Beatty, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton
Plot: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family


Friday, October 9, 2009

Ice Age3 Walkthrough Videos: Jeff Gabor

Check these videos by Blue Sky animator, Jeff Gabor on Ice Age 3.
Jeff Gabor has fantastic clips showing the evolution of his shot from layout to finished stage.

3D Animation Masterclass: Kyle Balda

Breathe life into a complex multi-character shot with our two-part video masterclass, 
recorded specially for 3D World by Toy Story 2 directing animator Kyle Balda.
Kyle Balda walking you through a shot. The magazine includes the all rigs.

Highly recommend picking up 3DWorld Magazine Issue 117 JUNE 2009... 
Video 4.1 (149MB),Video 4.2 (253.5MB),Video 4.3 (168.7MB),Video 4.4 (202.8MB),
Video 5 (189.5MB),Video 6 (143.5MB),Video 7.1 (94.1MB),Video 7.2 (45.1MB),
Video 8 (117.4MB),Video 9 (170.9MB),Video 10.1 (312.2MB),Video 10.2 (127.6MB).

First 5 min of the princess and the frog - Disney