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SheepFactory
10 October 2002, 07:45 PM
Here is an ongoing sticky thread for animation resources.

Please post links to books , tutorials , websites & anything useful here.


here are some to get it started:

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Animators survival kit (book) -

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/102-1062726-6223328

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The Illusion Of Life , Disney animation

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0571212689/qid=1033933650/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-1062726-6223328?v=glance

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The Animators workbook

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0823002292/ref=pd_sim_books/102-1062726-6223328?v=glance

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Cartoon Animation

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1560100842/ref=pd_sim_books/102-1062726-6223328?v=glance

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Timing For Animations

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240517148/qid=1033933857/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_3/102-1062726-6223328

visualboo
10 October 2002, 08:23 PM
Good idea Sheep

erilaz
10 October 2002, 01:18 AM
I can thoroughly recommend the Animators Survival Kit. Brilliant piece of work, and quite cheap to boot!:D

bentllama
10 October 2002, 07:35 AM
Thanks for heading this up Sheep. I will be sure to add some resources.

MosaFacku
10 October 2002, 05:59 PM
www.freetoon.com = online version of cartoon animation by preston blair.

http://www.comet-cartoons.com/toons/3dhelp.cfm = website with tutorials from michael comet of big idea.

hope those help.

eek
10 October 2002, 07:32 PM
I will try post my rigs and animation stuff up, soon **need some webspace though**.Ive got:

Quadraped rigs

Biped rigs

Advanced Facial setup

Walks, runs,, jumps, gallops,etc. Character pieces.

All my stuff is based on ideas from when i worked at Framestore, London on Dinotopia.

LiiMuRi
10 October 2002, 08:26 AM
Here's a nice site by Carlos Baena, where he has collected some useful animation material:
http://www.mclinn.net/~carlos/anim_material.html

SheepFactory
10 October 2002, 06:59 PM
How to draw shoulder motion:

http://mag.awn.com/index.php3?ltype=pageone&article_no=1549&page=1

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mo_pic
10 October 2002, 02:27 PM
http://www.animationmeat.com/


Some great resources for traditional animation.
Storyboarding, animal motion and animation, model sheets – all useful for 3d as well.
…and it’s all in PDF format!!
:buttrock:

KiboOst
10 October 2002, 02:57 PM
Here some tuts about IK joe character rigging on 3dsmax IK

http://www.kicrea.com/articles/index_us.php3

Hope helpfull

Kib

Frinsklen
10 October 2002, 02:12 PM
I can't add much...

http://www.anzovin.com/reviews/

http://www.multiliteracy.com/persist/

http://www.keithlango.com/tutorials.htm

http://d3d.com/heads/Art/round_4/jack.html

http://www.amazing-kids.org/anilessons.html

http://www.siggraph.org/education/materials/HyperGraph/animation/character_animation/principles/lasseter_s94.htm

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18380&perpage=15&pagenumber=2


:beer:

Slugger
11 November 2002, 11:38 PM
here's some links

http://www.animfound.com
http://www.animationartist.com
http://www.rubberbug.com

& some toon sites
http://www.toonopedia.com
http://www.animatusstudio.com

Cheers,

maddogmike
12 December 2002, 06:05 PM
This thread may have been sleeping for a while, but folks have been following the link to my site, so I thought I'd chime in.

http://animated-movies.squareworld.com/News.html

http://www.animationartist.com/

http://www.animationblast.com/

http://www.animateclay.com/

http://www.animfound.com/index.html Animation Foundation

http://www.animationmagazine.net Animation Magazine

http://www.animationhistory.com/

http://www.animationjournal.com/

http://www.animationnation.com

http://www.awn.com Animation World Network

http://news.toonzone.net/btan/ Batman The Animated Newsletter

http://www.deneroff.com/ Animation Consultants International

http://www.bcdb.com/ The Big Cartoon Database

http://www.cartoonresearch.com CartoonResearch.com - Jerry Beck

http://www.digitalanimators.com/HTM/HomeSet1.htm Digital Animators

http://www.digitalmediafx.com/ Digital Media FX

http://vds0.webmastertechniques.com/jtracy4/disneyanimation/index.html Disney Animation Archive

http://www.nfb.ca/E/ National Film Board of Canada

http://www.pigsfly.com Pigs Fly mailing lists for Boris FX, Maya, in-Sync

http://www.flipcode.com FlipCode Video Game Development News &amp Resources

http://www.snpp.com/ The Simpsons Archive

http://www.vfxpro.com/ VFXPro Articles and Interviews

http://www.toonzone.net Toon Zone Current Shows, Schedules, Message Boards

http://lantz.toonzone.net/
Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia at Toon Zone<br>

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

More animation resource links at
http://www.animatusstudio.com/html/links.html

Kaiser_Sose
12 December 2002, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by eek
I will try post my rigs and animation stuff up, soon **need some webspace though**.Ive got:

Quadraped rigs

Biped rigs

Advanced Facial setup

Walks, runs,, jumps, gallops,etc. Character pieces.

All my stuff is based on ideas from when i worked at Framestore, London on Dinotopia.

Would really like to see that stuff

FloydBishop
01 January 2003, 01:55 AM
Very nice animation reference for just about everything.

http://photo.ucr.edu/photographers/muybridge/contents.html#

d4rk
02 February 2003, 12:11 AM
wow thanks lots of stuff to look at, seems there is alot of animation resources on the web! Cool! :buttrock: :bounce:

ts9236
02 February 2003, 07:50 AM
Thanks a lot :bounce:

These will help me.

SheepFactory
03 March 2003, 06:16 PM
Huge facial expression library

http://dataface.nirc.com/FACS_Man/TOC.html

tenl
03 March 2003, 05:32 AM
HI !

Loved the links! they are very useful...but...

How about posting links to sites that contain 3D animations. There are a ton but there's always a couple that you never knew of...

I usually check

Pocket Movies (http://www.pocketmovies.net)

I know that are a ton of eyecandy sites out there...how about posting to get are blood riveting!:bounce:

TENL

benjicon
04 April 2003, 06:56 AM
Can't believe this one isn't up here yet ...

http://www.10secondclub.org

Monthly character animation comp / learning tool , there are no prizes as such in this competition , instead , if you are the monthly winner , your wining peice goes into the gallery of winners .

The group uses yahoo groups as a message board or you can choose to be on the mailing list .

The monthly entrants are voted on by members , most voted for entrant is the winner.

Post your work for crit , crit others works , some big names get about on the board , Rob Starr , Keith Lango , Jason Taylor .

An absolute must if you take your character animation seriously, one of the best communities / groups out there for animators today .

Ben .

jmw
05 May 2003, 06:17 PM
I recommend the 'Digital Character Animation' series of books by George Maestri. Very helpful book and its not program specific either.

Mangled Poly
05 May 2003, 06:39 AM
cant believe you guys missed one of the all time master animation sites...

Angie Jone's: http://www.spicycricket.com

Ooogles of information there she has tons of tips hints, all that!

Andy741
06 June 2003, 05:46 AM
Here's a good one. I didn't think I saw it mentioned yet: www.animfound.com

the interviews are especially good:

http://www.animfound.com/aotm/aotm.html

Massoud
06 June 2003, 12:02 PM
very thanks for all you many help me :thumbsup:
more link please :drool:

Andy741
06 June 2003, 11:26 PM
http://www.the-character-animator.com/links.html

http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Animation/Training/


Here's the faq from cgchar if you haven't seen it:
http://www.toonstruck.com/cgchar/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=9&t=8

trthing
09 September 2003, 09:34 PM
http://www.bml.psy.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Demos/BMLwalker.html

Sevral linearly mixeable walk cycles: man-woman, heavy-light etc...

Good reference

modi
09 September 2003, 08:19 AM
Originally posted by eek
I will try post my rigs and animation stuff up, soon **need some webspace though**.Ive got:

Quadraped rigs

Biped rigs

Advanced Facial setup

Walks, runs,, jumps, gallops,etc. Character pieces.

All my stuff is based on ideas from when i worked at Framestore, London on Dinotopia.

i could host it for u, send me an email. Cheers and thanx for offering.

Kieguy
12 December 2003, 09:18 AM
A Resources page for an animation class at Ohio State University I just happened upon:

Motion Studies through hand drawn animation - RESOURCES
http://www.accad.ohio-state.edu/~cbelland/AC683_WEB_02/ac683_resources.html

Includes outside links to sites, some already mentioned here, and hosts copies of some good PDF's I think I've seen elsewhere too, maybe some I haven't...!

A list of just the PDFs:

Animating 4-Legged Animals
Planning for Animation, Glen Keane
The Animation Process, Ollie Johnston
Staging in Animation, Brad Bird
52 Quick Acting Notes, Ed Hooks

Storyboarding the Simpsons Way, Brad Bird

Figure Drawing for all its Worth, Andrew Loomis (24MB)

TRi-14
01 January 2004, 10:47 PM
Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0782141293/qid=1074638052//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i0_xgl14/103-6990821-5599061?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

I got this book and It's really great, I recommend it to anyone that has interest in facial animation!

-chris

BadMange
01 January 2004, 11:42 PM
Here's a link to some independent animation:

AnimWatch (http://www.animwatch.com)

-Bad Mange

AVTPro
03 March 2004, 06:33 PM
Just did a couple of WalkCycle tutes in support of a walking characters project for ElectricImage.


http://www.electro303.com/electro303/02-tech/Tutorial_bank/tips037/tips037-US.html

delaque
04 April 2004, 10:32 PM
the following two links are photo/animation galleries of Eadweard Muybridges (1830-1904) series of human 'locomotion'. he invented a primitive motion-picture machine in1879, which recreated movement by displaying individual photographs in rapid succession...

photo series (http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/imagebase/carousel?name=cmpl158_3&startno=1&info=on&search=)

animations (http://www.figuredrawings.com/Animation.html)

scrimski
06 June 2004, 02:43 PM
here's a link to some photo sequences I used for a character animation of a skater. They even got short text (in german)

sequences (http://www.skateboardmsm.de/sites/abs_beginner_index.html)

Yen3D
06 June 2004, 08:40 PM
very good book : Acting for Animators from Ed Hooks:thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/032500580X/qid=1088368718/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-1467972-8177769?v=glance&s=books

SheepFactory
07 July 2004, 01:04 AM
Lots of clips:

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=158626

titaniumdave
08 August 2004, 02:14 PM
Heres another Muybridge site.
http://web.inter.nl.net/users/anima/chronoph/motion/index.htm

Bentagon
08 August 2004, 03:19 PM
http://www.awn.com/tooninstitute/lessonplan/lesson.htm

Great and quick lessons about the basics of cartoon animation.

- Bentagon

eek
08 August 2004, 09:32 AM
Dont know if people know about this site: http://www.animationmeat.com but its brilliant. Just got to the download section and grab eveything!

eek

JBarrett
08 August 2004, 01:30 PM
The Zen of Lead & Follow:

http://www.keithlango.com/LeadFollow/leadFollow.htm

SheepFactory
09 September 2004, 07:02 PM
High speed videos:


http://www.engr.colostate.edu/%7Edga/high_speed_video/

Remi
09 September 2004, 09:10 PM
Triumph D' Arc

http://www.keithlango.com/arcs/arcs.htm

JBarrett
09 September 2004, 07:49 PM
If you'd like a batch of random ideas to get the juices flowing for a new project, I humbly present this little number...

http://www.justinanimator.com/brainstorm.php

Demilliac
09 September 2004, 07:02 AM
http://www.frankandollie.com/

Personnal website of the greats Ollie Johnston and the regreted Frank Thomas (who died recently, rest in peace http://cgchar.toonstruck.com/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=2443& ). Fathers of all of us. Tons of tips and trick.

A MUST READ !

SheepFactory
09 September 2004, 04:14 PM
Great organization and planning tool to keep your projects and goals organized. Also great for collaborating:


http://freemind.sourceforge.net/index.html


Its freeware too.

Remi
09 September 2004, 04:58 PM
whoa...nice one sheep:)

CodeFather
09 September 2004, 04:48 PM
The Posetool plug-in by Simo Sokerov

Animator's Posetool or PoseTool for short is a 3dsMax utility plugin inspired by Steve Johnson's script anipose. PoseTool's purpose is to improve the character animation in Max. It gives you a unique combination of features that helps you bring your characters to life. PoseTool is not a complicated character animation system like Ch.Studio or CAT. It works with your own objects. PoseTool is simple and offers you a creativity and big pleasure of animating.


http://www.simoworks.com/posetool/index.html
Here you can download absolutely free the superb plug-in for character animation

oshiroii
09 September 2004, 06:04 PM
Some of my bookmarks:

Besides being a very great and fun site, it has got some reference shots and some article:
http://www.melvinandi.com/

Under "extra's" you'll find articles like:
19 principles of Facial Animation -------- Shawn Kelly
21 principles of Lipsync animation -------- Shawn Kelly
etc etc etc
http://www.modianimation.com/

Some animation principles + 2d animation
http://www.tonywhite.net/desk.htm

Some nice articles
http://www.zayatz.com/pages/tips.htm

This page can't be missed either ( dunno if it's already mentioned, but there it is anywayz)
http://www.linklater.ca/inspring_reels.htm

The unnoficial AMforum, by me and Alaxandre :D
http://animationgroup.proboards30.com/

hope this helps some :thumbsup:
-shiroii

AlexMateo
09 September 2004, 04:22 PM
COOOL its great for the animation comunity , tanks for all guys.

MaTaDoR
11 November 2004, 04:24 AM
I believe this is some motion capture data.. very nice.


http://www.e-motek.com/stockmoves/

oshiroii
11 November 2004, 03:54 PM
Here's another one:

http://www.animationarena.com/

Quite intresting articles

SheepFactory
12 December 2004, 08:45 PM
http://aimee.wyvernweb.com/anim/articles.html


great articles and interviews with animation heavyweights

oshiroii
12 December 2004, 04:29 PM
Thnx Sheep, great site! :thumbsup:

Mike Nuts
01 January 2005, 04:26 AM
My humble contribution to the animation arena:

www.3dnuts.com/tutorials/robotrigging/rigging_robot_joints.shtml (http://www.3dnuts.com/tutorials/robotrigging/rigging_robot_joints.shtml)

It's about... uhm.. rigging robot/mechanical joints, including piston and hose. :)

SheepFactory
02 February 2005, 07:36 PM
on screen drawing\sketching tools:

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=210300&page=1&pp=15

Xevious
03 March 2005, 02:28 AM
I've always been curious about this book "The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation by Ollie Johnston". I've heard from more than one source that this is the Animation Bible but I have never seen it at a store.

I kinda want to see it before laying down $$$$ for it.

JBarrett
03 March 2005, 03:31 AM
Yeah, that's a standard in the animation industry. The reason you don't see it in stores is because it's been out of print for a long time, and is kinda difficult to locate. Don't quote me on this, but I think I heard some rumor about it coming back into print again. It's been a while since I heard/read that, though, and I can't recall where the info came from. Could just be from my imagination for all I know. At any rate, it's well worth it if you can track one down.

skellybobbly
03 March 2005, 11:24 AM
Howdy,

There is a reprint of Illusion of Life. I got it last year from amazon (uk) and it's still available now.

Just thought I'd let you know.


Cheers


Jon

Xevious
03 March 2005, 07:12 PM
Yeah, that's a standard in the animation industry. The reason you don't see it in stores is because it's been out of print for a long time, and is kinda difficult to locate. Don't quote me on this, but I think I heard some rumor about it coming back into print again. It's been a while since I heard/read that, though, and I can't recall where the info came from. Could just be from my imagination for all I know. At any rate, it's well worth it if you can track one down.

Seeing that this is mainly a 3D website/Forum, I guess the concepts of the book still apply to 3D as a medium (At least judging from what you've and the other people are saying).

I did see the book available online.

What the hell....I'll take the plunge and I'll buy it this weekend.

PKM
04 April 2005, 11:17 AM
I'm starting to animate and am playing with the trax editor, does anyone know of a good online tut?

Chopster
04 April 2005, 08:42 PM
The Animation Corner
http://www.animationcorner.com

This is a website where animators can upload animation tests, films, and character design artwork and sketches for feedback and review.

denil
05 May 2005, 09:00 AM
hi, i was wondering if there are tutorials for beginners on character animation in maya. i'm a complete newbie in this and i need a tut tat can give in depth detail if poss. thnx

Abhimation
07 July 2005, 04:09 PM
This is an AWSOME thread.....:bounce:

Hey... does any onegot anylinks with Dialogue Audio files to download in it... so as to use it for acting out and animating.. Thnx

hi, i was wondering if there are tutorials for beginners on character animation in maya. i'm a complete newbie in this and i need a tut tat can give in depth detail if poss. thnx

Try gettin GNOMON Video tuts..they are really nice for beginners as well as experts too.

www.gnomononline.com (http://www.gnomononline.com)

noktUp
08 August 2005, 10:31 PM
ASK is bad ass

d_jnaneswar
08 August 2005, 01:59 AM
wolverine: www.moviewavs.com (http://www.moviewavs.com)

rblitz7
12 December 2005, 08:28 PM
good tuts
http://www.anticz.com/learn.htm (http://www.anticz.com/anticz.htm)

whsh
12 December 2005, 03:07 AM
Hope helpfull

overcontrast
01 January 2006, 06:13 PM
havent checked the whole thread tho... but can any one post some links of some good Animation Video Tutorials (espacially in Maya)? it would be really interesting to see how other people work... and also it wud be nice to compare techniques...

will be looking foreward for any reply

thanx

SpecialFX3D
07 July 2006, 01:46 PM
Video animation tutorial for Maya

http://www.simplymaya.com/ (http://www.simplymaya.com/)

dcmoutinho
03 March 2007, 01:30 AM
basic acting animation tutorial: :thumbsup:
http://www.3dcm.com/basicanimation.html

Amrit-Derhgawen
04 April 2007, 06:52 AM
Hi!
Are you new to CG animation, or confused about your workflow? Not sure where and how to start animating and to determine an end point where you could call your animation finished? Have a look at my new Animomania Workflow Tutorial, where I'll take you through a simple scene I created.

Animomania: animation workflow tutorial (http://amritd.blogspot.com/2007/03/animomania-my-workflow-tutorial.html)


Hope this helps some of you! :)

-A

Abhimation
04 April 2007, 10:33 AM
havent checked the whole thread tho... but can any one post some links of some good Animation Video Tutorials (espacially in Maya)?
thanx

These video tutorials are wonders for a beginner animator. Check out the videos on Walks, Bodymechanics and Non Linear Animation specially..

http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/home.php?cat=40

YoyoBoy
05 May 2007, 10:15 PM
There's a lot of great stuff posted here, but I would be ecstatic if someone could direct me to tutorials or a training DVD that covers just a basic walk-cycles in Max -without the use of Biped.

Thanks!

YoyoBoy
05 May 2007, 10:18 PM
There's a lot of great stuff posted here, but I would be ecstatic if someone could direct me to tutorials or a training DVD that covers just a basic walk-cycle in Max -without using Biped.

Thanks!

Abhimation
06 June 2007, 11:34 AM
Here's some of my collection of Links. Am afraid if some of them might be posted earlier too.
It includes the link to an interview with KEITH LANGO !
Check it out >

Workflow – Blocking & Breakdowns - http://www.cgtantra.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6649 (http://www.cgtantra.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6649)

Workflow – Finishing Animation - http://www.cgtantra.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6648 (http://www.cgtantra.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6648)

Tutorial – Workflow - http://cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=34 (http://cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=34)




Interviews:




Manu Ittina - http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=35 (http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=35)

Satish Thokade - http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=35 (http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=35)

Keith Lango - http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=35 (http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=35)

Other Sites:



http://fliponline.blogspot.com/ (http://fliponline.blogspot.com/)Principles of Animation - http://www.siggraph.org/education/materials/HyperGraph/animation/character_animation/principles/prin_trad_anim.htm (http://www.siggraph.org/education/materials/HyperGraph/animation/character_animation/principles/prin_trad_anim.htm)

septopus
07 July 2007, 05:02 AM
this is a great resource thread.

but everything is sort of jumping back and forth, and up and down.

is there a site that sort of has papers, or tuts on basic stuff, then give suggested exercises,
then talk about intermediate stuff, then suggested exercise for those, then advanced, and suggested exercise for that?

http://www.anticz.com/anticz.htm is a nice example of what i mean.

AVTPro
07 July 2007, 05:49 AM
KeithLango.com or Klango.com

JMan711
08 August 2007, 11:37 PM
I found a really cool parkour site with tons of videos of different moves for reference.

http://www.urbanfreeflow.com/fundamentals/fundamentals.htm

The great thing about it is that they shoot from all different angles so you can see exactly what is going on. I think it is supposed to be for people to actually practice parkour, but they are just awsome for animation reference.

I'll post the dash vault that I am working on later tonight to get some feedback on it.

Abhimation
09 September 2007, 01:23 PM
Video Interview of BOBBY "BOOM" BECK & CARLOS BAENA

CHECK OUT ! (http://www.cgtantra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71&Itemid=56)

ShadoWarrior85
03 March 2008, 06:18 PM
Tks very much for the links! :D

Chimpgurl
09 September 2008, 07:18 PM
i just joined, and this thread is exactly, why i did. I have passion to be apart od the worlds greates CG team but dont really have the skills or technology yet. these sites are interesting though so.....



Thanks!

Chubu1
11 November 2008, 06:53 PM
thank you for this thread!
:cool:

Neon67
01 January 2009, 10:35 PM
hi all

does anyone have a website ressource where i can find video about little kids :boys and girls : walking , having emotion and co

This might sound weird , but i need a video reference , cause i have to create walks cycle for boy and girls characters

thanks

Chubu1
01 January 2009, 04:33 AM
hi all

does anyone have a website ressource where i can find video about little kids :boys and girls : walking , having emotion and co

This might sound weird , but i need a video reference , cause i have to create walks cycle for boy and girls characters

thanks

sure
http://www.gettyimages.com

just enter the keyword and check the boxes in the footage section

Neon67
01 January 2009, 02:15 PM
thanks a lot

now i'm seeking also for a big cartoon data base , classifying the pose per emotion , like angry , happy etc . Good Posing is vitale for animation


i find one like i wanted almost but not really structured :

http://www.artnatomia.net

http://www.posemaniacs.com/

Fletcheroso
02 February 2009, 02:17 AM
I'd like to get some ideas of how you all go about finding voice clips for lip sync. I don't watch a lot of movies, and I've used moviewavs.com a few times. Any suggestions from anyone? Thanks.

CacosInc
03 March 2009, 05:56 PM
hey,
Have a dout aboute the changeing duracion of severl clip (jpg)from de browser .we need to put wall the clip on same time.in FCP editing.To make a stop mocion.
thanks for atticion.

Best regards,

Cacos incolor

jfrancis
05 May 2009, 08:27 AM
http://www.digitalartform.com/assets/CadburyAnticipation.gif

I like the way the girl anticipates her big head turn (and her pig tails follow through)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVblWq3tDwY

:D

Nate Wheeler
07 July 2009, 04:13 PM
www.traptcg.com has free video tutorials for 3d studio max, photoshop, flash....
if you send in a request sometimes they put up a tutorial based on your request.

zombryn
08 August 2009, 10:16 AM
Hey everyone, thanks for all the great resources. I'm sure they'll come in very helpful! :D

Iotrez
09 September 2009, 02:26 PM
Hi, anyone know of any good free tutorials for runs and walks on the net?

Thanks.

NMCDerek
11 November 2009, 02:40 AM
Does anyone have a website resource for rigging up a lego mini fig ?

MugenTsukiyomi
12 December 2009, 06:22 PM
I think you should post this in the rigging section or maya or max sections

atarigraffx
02 February 2010, 08:37 AM
http://www.bml.psy.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Demos/BMLwalker.html

Sevral linearly mixeable walk cycles: man-woman, heavy-light etc...

Good reference


iPhone app ftw! :)

maxcreigs
03 March 2010, 05:44 AM
Animation is all the rage on the web and is becoming more popular every day. Before you even begin to create animations, there are several important aesthetic issues to take into account. To elaborate, a single animation on a web page will overwhelm all static images, so placement is important.

Before you place a finished animation on your site, be aware that if you have more than one animation on a single page, the effect can overwhelm the viewer and turn them off, rather than draw them in. Also, animations that cycle endlessly can quickly become annoying. Design your animation with a finite number of loops, so that it eventually stops.

Once you've decided to create an animated sequence, you need to start with the fundamentals.

Chubu1
03 March 2010, 07:16 PM
thanks a lot

now i'm seeking also for a big cartoon data base , classifying the pose per emotion , like angry , happy etc . Good Posing is vitale for animation


i find one like i wanted almost but not really structured :

http://www.artnatomia.net

http://www.posemaniacs.com/

thank you for this 2 amazing sites! :)

soslayo
03 March 2010, 05:30 PM
Check out the ultimate animation resource website where you won't find anything of value...

http://theyellingrocket.blogspot.com/

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6a00d83451b8c369e200e54f65da698833-800wi.jpg

Strucoolius
04 April 2010, 10:22 PM
Animation is all the rage on the web and is becoming more popular every day. Before you even begin to create animations, there are several important aesthetic issues to take into account. To elaborate, a single animation on a web page will overwhelm all static images, so placement is important.

Before you place a finished animation on your site, be aware that if you have more than one animation on a single page, the effect can overwhelm the viewer and turn them off, rather than draw them in. Also, animations that cycle endlessly can quickly become annoying. Design your animation with a finite number of loops, so that it eventually stops.

Once you've decided to create an animated sequence, you need to start with the fundamentals.

thanks for the useful tidbit...I've always wondered what effect animation would have on a sites appeal and overall appearance.

DJ-Nicke
05 May 2010, 12:14 AM
This is a great thread!

I'm part of an awesome Character Animation Community - Animation Salvation (http://www.animationsalvation.com/ams)

It has some members who are big names in animation, and it's geared towards creating connections between animators from all ranks and regions! Imagine Facebook for Animators, plus a Video section similar to YouTube (http://www.animationsalvation.com/ams/video.html), an "Animation Education (http://www.animationsalvation.com/ams/animation_education)" section, a forum to get advice and critiques called the Mentorium (http://www.animationsalvation.com/ams/mentorium/), regular Animation Events (http://www.animationsalvation.com/ams/month/) (including some live events), and even a Jobs Section (http://www.animationsalvation.com/ams/jobs.html) (this will be filling up as word spreads).

Come on in and create your own account, and it's all free!

I hope to see you in there.

googboog8
05 May 2010, 05:18 AM
anyone have a reference from a movie in which a woman walking, possibly talking on the phone has her purse snatched from her by a fast moving thief

samsan8
06 June 2011, 01:42 PM
http://www.fermicg.blogspot.com/

Reactric
11 November 2011, 01:45 PM
autodesk maya tutorial


www.ayanimage.blogspot.com (http://www.ayanimage.blogspot.com)

escstudios
01 January 2012, 04:15 PM
Greetings for 2012
Forgive me the birdy pun, but this free tutorial from character animation tutor Alex Williams, teaches you how to animate an avian flap cycle.
Following on from part one, where Alex showed you how to animate the bird flapping its wings,
http://www.escapestudios.co.uk/november-free-tutorial-animate-a-bird-and-make-it-fly-part-1/
He now shows us how to add personality, make it fly on a believable motion path, light and render it, all the while keeping your workflow simple!
http://www.escapestudios.co.uk/january-free-tutorial-how-to-animate-a-bird-flap-part-2/
I hope you find this tutorial useful and would love to see your results should you wish to upload the shot Online.

Happy animating!
thanks

Toby Young
Escape Studios

MAciejWor
02 February 2012, 06:28 AM
Where should I write for help with VRAY cameras?

nickfredin
05 May 2012, 02:34 AM
Hey guys,

We're setting up a new site with tons of tips and tricks being posted weekly. Keep an eye for tutorials and free rigs plus tips and tricks that aren't just your standard tutopials and are really geared towards getting into/being in the industry. Hope you guys enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/user/thecgspectrum?feature=mhee

www.cgspectrum.com (http://www.cgspectrum.com)

Frontopni
07 July 2012, 09:11 AM
I think I should show some of our 3d animations here, including architectural animation and 3d cartoon animation.
http://www.frontop.com/sitecn/case.aspx?tid=Animation

Boucha
01 January 2014, 03:04 AM
Check out Puppeteer Lounge for affordable animation training: http://puppeteerlounge.com/animation-workshop :thumbsup:

OmrianGames
05 May 2014, 12:03 PM
These links really helped me out! Thanks :D

damnpratik
10 October 2014, 02:23 PM
thanks a lot everyone for sharing the valuable information.it really helps.

best wishes
pratik chakraborty

joerule
09 September 2015, 02:39 AM
I made a video to break 3D animation down into something most people can understand. While it probably won't be directly valuable to this community, maybe it will help you explain to people what you do!

Cheers! :beer:
-Joe

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ursachiandrian
07 July 2016, 06:54 PM
hi all
can you help me figure out if it is efficient to use baking texture techniques in architectural visualization animation. i'm using fly through mode for light cache and incremental add for irradience map... all the rendering i'm sending to render farms. i'm wondering if baking texture techniques will end up being more efficient if i want to render the scenes localy.
thank you very much for your help. have a nice and productive day

rayalez
11 November 2016, 02:14 AM
Houdini 3D Animation Tutorials:
https://www.youtube.com/digitalverse

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danekis
03 March 2017, 03:32 PM
FREE Animation Career Bootcamp: bit.ly/2nnhIkv

How to stay motivated, manage your time, get your work noticed, etc.

Enjoy. :)

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carlosalexandresc
06 June 2017, 04:57 PM
I created this channel on youtube,https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZdhrsB-yodlKy3vsMjkmIg (http://) where I make available hundreds of free animations ready to download in Biped And FBX for various types of games. All animations can be edited as needed and use is free.


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