View Full Version : Scrat's Lead Animator interview; Live Q&A- Aaron Hartline from Blue Sky

03 March 2006, 06:10 AM
Winter is officially over today and we have a meltdown going on at Strut. Blue Sky Studioís Ice Age 2 ( opens up this week and we have Scratís Lead Animator Aaron Hartline ( featured on Strut. Not only that, Aaron has agreed to do a live Question + Answer session ( for a week starting March 29th. So swing by Strut and read Aaron's awesome interview ( and post your questions ( to him.

Also, a huge thanks to James Baxter ( who was last monthís Featured Artist. James shared a ton of great information. Check out his interview ( if you missed it:

There are some new contests springing up at Strut- animation, character design, etc. A cool mix of exercises. Make sure to check out ( what is coming up.

Thanks to Ed Hooks ( for hosting his monthly Acting for Animators ( session on Strut. Due to a family tragedy, Ed is on hiatus but we hope to have him back soon to offer his excellent acting tips for Strut members. Get well Ed!!

Lastly, congratulations to Christin Marineau, who won Strutís first ever Character Design Contest ( Her winning design will be made into a 3D character for the Strut members to use for their own animations. Thanks to all the participants who made it an awesome contest!!

So hurry up and swing by Strut!!

03 March 2006, 09:31 AM
Excellent interview - Really nice read! Struts really coming along nicely... congrats to all you guys. Great effort!

Didn't know ice age 2 was out already. Sweet.

03 March 2006, 05:46 PM
Hey VFX,
I don't think Ice Age 2 is released til this Friday here in North America. I am not sure about the rest of the world though. It looks quite good though based on the trailers I have seen.

03 March 2006, 07:45 PM
Aaron Hartline is now available for your questions. Everyone should swing by today and post your questions!

03 March 2006, 08:31 PM
Actually - the official release date for Ice Age: The Meltdown is Friday, March 31st... :)

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