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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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  • The Top 10 Animation Blog Posts of 2016
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jan
    2017
    07

    Happy New Year! To help you stay inspired in 2017, we rounded up the cream of the crop of our animation posts from 2016. Learn how to overcome artistic insecurity (everyone has it...trust us), find out why the bouncing ball exercise is still bouncin’ strong, hear from two Animation Mentor alumni who went on to live the dream at DreamWorks—and more! Without further ado, here are our top 10 most popular animation posts of 2016—be sure to bookmark this one as a great round-up of resources for animators of all skill levels.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Introducing Viktor and Moya, Two New Animation Mentor Character Rigs
    By: Justin Owens

    Dec
    2016
    20
    Viktor and Moya Character Rigs

    We’re excited to introduce two of our new character rigs, Viktor and Moya, available to our Character Animation Program students and alumni! These expressive rigs were designed from the ground up with animation in mind, and we’re happy to share a behind-the-scenes look into the process that went into creating these two dynamic characters!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Circus Jam: Online Collaboration – The Making of the Future
    By: Bobby Beck

    Feb
    2016
    10

    The Circus Jam is an animated short film created with 120 artists from 23 countries. All development, modeling rigging and surfacing was done by Animation Mentor students and alumni. I'm incredibly proud of the work they've done on this project, and am constantly inspired by their passion and desire to push to the next level!


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