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  • San Diego Comic-Con 2014: 11 Things You Need to Know
    By: Jason Krell

    Jul
    2014
    29

    © Marvel / Paramount

    Our friend Jason Krell is back to the Animation Mentor blog to give us his recap from this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Whether you were there, or spent the weekend not surrounded by 100,000 fellow fans, we have the top 11 things you need to know. Be sure to comment & let us know what we missed!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • 10 Tips for Animators: Autodesk Maya Walk-through Tutorials
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2014
    25

    Dana Boadway Masson's Acting for Animators


    Autodesk’s Maya is a big deal for Animators and VFX artists alike. It’s the industry standard that studios around the world use to develop summer blockbusters like Planet of the Apes and Transformers. To show our respect and admiration, we’ve posted 10 of our favorite animation tips from the Lectures on Demand series Autodesk Maya: Animation and VFX Tutorials.

    1. Software changes, skills are forever.

    As a working professional, you will be called upon to learn new tools and software from job to job. You’ll need to move fast and be flexible. The key is to learn the skill of learning software. Wise words from Aaron Estrada, VFX Supervisor who takes you through the the basics of Lighting and Rendering in Maya 2015. This is a great tutorial for animators who want to light and render their shots!


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  • Learn from Ray Chase: The Book of Life Animator from Reel FX Animation Studios
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2014
    18

    We have stellar working professional animators who will teach you the art of animation so you can begin your own journey as an animator. We are super excited that one of our very own mentors, Ray Chase, Animator from Reel FX Studios, just wrapped up his work on The Book of Life coming out this Halloween with Guillermo Del Toro as the creative producer and Jorge R. Gutierrez at the director's helm.


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  • Animation Tips & Tricks: What Makes or Breaks a Good Body Mechanics Shot?
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2014
    14

    Hello Animation Afficionados! Today's post is from a newsletter tips & tricks article back in 2010 from our very own Wayne Gilbert. Wayne Gilbert is a valuable contributor for Animation Mentor and is currently the Head of Animation of Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts). Learn how he breaks down a good body mechanics shot and what lies behind the intention of the character and how that affects the body. Enjoy!

    - Animation Mentor Crew


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