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  • Introducing the Shaman, A Mystical Animation Mentor Character Rig
    By: Justin Owens

    Mar
    2017
    28
    Shaman Animation Mentor Character Rig

    Meet Aristotle—also known as the Shaman! He’s the third and final character in our Horde lineup and was created in partnership with our friends at Deisign Studio and via Artella, The Virtual Studio Platform. This character is exclusively available to Animation Mentor students and alumni, and he’s ready for action! We’re so excited to see what our students animate with this character. Read on to learn more about his backstory and how he fits in with the rest of the Horde.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2016
    By: Animation Mentor

    Feb
    2017
    01
    Animation Mentor Showcase 2016

    It’s been 11 years since Animation Mentor opened its doors to the public as the first online animation school. Seriously, think about that. That’s a whole Harry-Potter-in-the-first-book ago. YouTube and Facebook were still in their infancy back then. This was waaaaaaaay back when The Incredibles won an Oscar. Woah.


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  • Why I Learned Cartoony Animation
    By: Animation Mentor

    Aug
    2016
    01
    3 Things I Learned in Animation Mentor's Cartoony Animation Workshop

    Today we have a special post from one of our awesome students, Felipe Almeida! Felipe shares with us his experience and key takeaway moments during his time in the Cartoony Animation Workshop with former Pixar Animator Mark Oftedal. It's no secret that when you're in the cartoony animation mindset, the phrase "you can't do that" goes right out the door. See how Felipe was adopted the cartoony mindset into his work as a 3D animator. Read along, check out the cool shots he walked away with and be inspired to embark on this journey!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • 3 Reasons Why Every Animator Should Master the Bouncing Ball with Ray Chase
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2016
    26
    3 Important Reasons Why Every Animator Should Master the Bouncing Ball

    Bouncing ball demo in Maya 2016 with ghosting tool turned on


    The famous bouncing ball exercise. So you’ve heard of this animation exercise, and may have even tried it out yourself so what’s the big deal? Why is this animation test emphasized so much when learning animation, and are you really going to use the principles learned in that test elsewhere? Read on and we’ll show you why the bouncing ball is so much more than just an introductory animation exercise.

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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