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  • Advice from a Pro Rigger – 9 Things You Must Keep in Mind when Rigging a Character
    By: Carlo Sansonetti

    Jan
    2015
    22

    Carlo rigged both Animation Mentor's Dozer and Hatch Characters. Dozer is pictured above.

    Animation Mentor’s latest quadruped characters, Dozer and Hatch, were rigged by the amazing rigger Carlo Sansonetti. Carlo’s expertise in rigging has allowed both Dozer and Hatch to be bad-ass quadrupeds ready to take on any story an animator can imagine. In today’s blog, Carlo shares his insights as to what a rigger must keep in mind while rigging a character for 3d animation.

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • How to Animate with the Stewart Rig – A Student’s Perspective (Part 1)
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jan
    2015
    13

    We were blown away by the talented students who participated in the 2014 Animation Mentor Student Showcase. Their work shows an incredible amount of talent, creativity, imagination and inspiration. We recently chatted with student and animator Eike Hoppmann about his shot in the Showcase, why he chose to use the Stewart rig, and his process as an animator. Read on to learn more about Eike and Stewart!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Alumni Journey: From Animation Mentor to Blue Sky Studios
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jan
    2015
    08

    Congratulations to recent alumnus Brock Boyts! Brock just accepted a position with Blue Sky studios working on the upcoming Peanuts film. Today Brock shared a little bit of his animation journey with the Animation Mentor blog. We hope you are as inspired by his story as we are!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • The Best Animation of 2014: Animation Mentor Staff Picks
    By: Animation Mentor

    Dec
    2014
    30

    Another stellar year of animation has gone by and the Animation Mentor staff looked long and hard at the animation in the entertainment industry. We considered story, animation, and the overall entertainment value to come up with what we thought was the best animation of 2014. Check out our picks, be inspired, and make your New Year’s Resolution to be a kick-ass animator in 2015!

    - The Animation Mentor Staff


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