Animation Reel for Disney Effects Animator Joshua Meador

Published: Thursday 15th of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Joshua Meador (1911-1965) was an Effects Animator for Disney during the Golden Age of Animation, and created many effects for film classics like Fantasia, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Take a look at the animation reel showcasing some of his best work,

Cloud Country - Combining Sketches & Color Scripts into a Picture Book

Published: Friday 9th of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Noah Klocek spends his days working as an art director at Pixar Animation Studios, but at night he makes picture books. In these inspirational videos he goes through the story making process behind his new book Cloud Country, starting with the early sketc

New Trailer for The Good Dinosaur & Backstory for Sanjay's Super Team

Published: Tuesday 6th of October 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Pixar has put out a new trailer for upcoming feature The Good Dinosaur, which will hit theaters on November 25th this year. It follows Apatosaurus Arlo and his unlikely human friend as they travel through a photorealistic landscape. For the short playing

Make Liquids Bubble in Maya with the Free Particle to Bubble Script

Published: Wednesday 30th of September 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Bryan Woodard has created a useful Python script, which works by querying the positions of emitted particles in Maya and replacing them with geometry based on a dynamic nCloth solution. This allows bubbles to interact with each other in the scene, as well

Get Many Free Maya Models with the Animator Starter Pack 2

Published: Tuesday 29th of September 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
The second Animator Starter Pack from Shaun Keenan consists of multiple cartoon sets, both interiors and exteriors, that you can use as backdrops for your animated shots. Intended as a resource to help you quickly build complete scenes without having to d

UV Mapping in Maya 2016 Tutorial

Published: Sunday 27th of September 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Steven Roselle, Senior Maya Specialist at Autodesk, has made a new video tutorial that shows you how to UV map an object in Maya 2016. This half an hour long video takes a look at the improvements to Maya UV tools and new techniques for UV mapping objects

Take the Tour of Image Engine

Published: Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
Learn more about what it is like to work in the VFX industry with this video tour of the facilities of Academy Award nominated Image Engine in Vancouver. The city is the third largest film production center in North America, and has become a VFX hub with

New Trailer for The Peanuts Movie from Blue Sky Studios

Published: Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
A new trailer for "The Peanuts Movie", which is coming to theaters on November 6th, is out. The animated feature is based on the comic strips created by Charles M. Schultz, who is considered one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. Several ani

Get 100 Free Maya Models with the Animator Starter Pack

Published: Monday 21st of September 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
This new animation kit is a nice Maya resource, and can be used for anything non-commercial you want. It's designed to help animators quickly set up a cartoon backdrop and finish their scenes, and contains all the things that you need to create a city str

An Interview & Animation Lesson with Former Disney Director Aaron Blaise

Published: Wednesday 16th of September 2015 | Type: News | Main Focus: Maya
The Traditional Animation Show has posted a nice video interview with former Disney Director Aaron Blaise. He studied to become an illustrator at Ringling College of Art, and got recruited by Disney while still in school as part of an experimental program