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Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

We’re covering the 12 Basic Principles of Animation one principle at a time! The fourth principle, Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose, is...

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...

The Top 10 Animation Blog Posts of 2016

Happy New Year! To help you stay inspired in 2017, we rounded up the cream of the crop of our animation posts from 2016....

Introducing Viktor and Moya, Two New Animation Mentor 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...

Circus Jam: Online Collaboration – The Making of the Future

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 Student Showcase 2015

We are so excited to introduce this year’s much anticipated Student Showcase for the world to see! 29 students from 14 different countries...

Animation Mentor Partnership with Boutique23

Boutique23 Character Rigs Hello friends! Today we are very excited to announce a partnership with Boutique23, a club where 3D animators, professionals, students and more...

Polishing Dozer: Creature Animation Demo with ILM Animator Peter Kelly

Hello Creature Animators! We have a special little demo by Peter Kelly, Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic and mentor, as he...