Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quick Tip: Animation

This is just a quick thought for those who are aspiring animators and are just starting out. Look for the extras on DVD / Blu-ray discs.  They will often have "Behind the Scenes" footage showing the process that they went through in making the film.
Most people over look them, but they are a great resource for digital artists.  Releases such as "Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown" comes with 4 extra titles covering the screenplay, animation and recording of the voice talents.  It is a quick glimpse into the process and workflow of animation.  The same fundamentals can be applied to both 2D and 3D animation. For more in depth material on animation, I would suggest two books by Tony White; The Animator's Workbook"  and "Animation: From Pencils to Pixels"

Desktop Easel Arm

The Desktop Easel Arm is an extension arm that can mounted to the underside of almost any desk. When the arm is extended it can hold tabl...