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7 Things All Animators Need to Start (or Stop) Doing Right Now

This post is a list of common mistakes that I see beginning animators making when doing body mechanics work. Hmmm, this kinda sounds like...

Introducing the Shaman, A Mystical 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...

OSCAR WATCH: An In-depth Q&A with Kubo and the Two Strings Animator Jeff Riley

While stop motion animation is, in many ways, a completely different world, there are actually some surprising similarities with 3D animation as well!...

5 Tips for Shooting Video Reference Without Injuring Yourself

You may remember alumnus, animator, and expert video-reference-director Erin Natal from her previous post How to Make an Awesome Video Reference. Well she's...

How to Make an Awesome Video Reference

Acting! It's one of the most important components of being a successful animator. Today, we're lucky to have Animation Mentor alumnus, master actor, and...

Are You Meant to be a Game Animator?

There are so many different types of games out there today across a wide range of delivery platforms and styles. From exploration and...

Boutique 23 Animation Rigs: Meet Filipo and Gumosa

As part of the Animation Mentor student experience, we make it a priority to make sure all our students are equipped with the right...

Sarge Reporting for Duty: An Animation Mentor Character Rig

Sarge is the final character rig included as part of “The Crew”, a spacefaring group of adventurers that includes Aia, Jules, Dozer, Hatch, and...