VFX breakdown from MPC - A Monster Calls

Published: Tuesday 21st of March 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
A Monster Calls tells the story of a young boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his mother's terminal illness. MPC completed more than 180 shots for the film. The team was lead by MPC Montreal VFX Supervisor Ferran Domenech , with the m

How to Animate a Character Turn

Published: Monday 20th of March 2017 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Learn how to animate a head turn in Maya with this latest tutorial from animator Chiara Porri.

Autodesk announces Maya 2017

Published: Tuesday 26th of July 2016 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
There will be some big changes to rendering with the new version of Maya, which will no longer ship with mental ray but Arnold as the default rendering engine. This follows the Autodesk aquisition of Solid Angle, the creators of Arnold, earlier this year.

New free character rig for Maya

Published: Thursday 7th of July 2016 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Artella, a collaborative cloud-based platform for making animated content, has donated Franklin to the CG community. The rig is compatible with Maya 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Creating Dynamic Rope in Maya 2016 Tutorial

Published: Thursday 7th of July 2016 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Learn a quick way to get dynamic rope to wrap around objects while maintaining volume in this short tutorial by Jason Edwards.

New VRay for NUKE Plugin Demo

Published: Tuesday 27th of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
This video from Chaos Group looks at setting up and rendering a scene with the new V-Ray for NUKE plugin, which lets you have real reflections, refractions, subsurface scattering and image-based HDR lighting directly within NUKE. By integrating production

The Characters and Emotions of Hayao Miyazaki

Published: Monday 26th of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
This nice video essay looks at the work of legendary Japanese animator and co-founder of Studio Ghibli Hayao Miyazaki, known for films like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.

Student Animated Short from Ringling College of Art and Design wins 2015 Animago Award

Published: Saturday 24th of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Three students from the Computer Animation Program at Ringling College of Art and Design have won an Animago Award for Best Short Film with "None of That". Just a few months ago another senior thesis film from Ringling won the Best Computer Animated short

Render Passes and MILA Material in Maya 2016 Video Tutorial

Published: Thursday 22nd of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Watch a short video tutorial that looks at the new system for Render Passes in Maya 2016 with the MILA material. This workflow is different than in previous versions of Maya and represents the move to a modern rendering workflow.

New update to bhGhost lets you outline only selected parts of a character

Published: Wednesday 21st of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
BhGhost, the free animation plugin for onion-skinning your animations in Maya, has been updated with a new feature that lets you ghost only selected parts of a character, thus keeping your scenes from slowing down when animating the hands or head.