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Old 09-22-2004, 04:48 PM   #46
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Useful free plug-in

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
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:04 PM   #47
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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
http://animationgroup.proboards30.com/

hope this helps some
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:22 PM   #48
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COOOL its great for the animation comunity , tanks for all guys.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:24 AM   #49
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I believe this is some motion capture data.. very nice.


http://www.e-motek.com/stockmoves/
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Old 11-28-2004, 03:54 PM   #50
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Here's another one:

http://www.animationarena.com/

Quite intresting articles
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:45 PM   #51
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http://aimee.wyvernweb.com/anim/articles.html


great articles and interviews with animation heavyweights
 
Old 12-15-2004, 04:29 PM   #52
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Thnx Sheep, great site!
 
Old 01-21-2005, 04:26 AM   #53
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My humble contribution to the animation arena:

www.3dnuts.com/tutorials/robotrigging/rigging_robot_joints.shtml

It's about... uhm.. rigging robot/mechanical joints, including piston and hose.
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Old 03-07-2005, 02:28 AM   #55
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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.
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:31 AM   #56
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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.
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Old 03-07-2005, 11:24 AM   #57
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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.


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Old 03-07-2005, 07:12 PM   #58
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Quote:
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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.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:17 AM   #59
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Trax tutorials

I'm starting to animate and am playing with the trax editor, does anyone know of a good online tut?
 
Old 04-26-2005, 08:42 PM   #60
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The Animation Corner

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.
 
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