Tag: animation

Oct 28, 2014

A Tale of Momentum and Inertia

A Tale of Momentum and Inertia

Watch this brilliant 60-second, award-winning CG animated short by House Special. The short film is based on an original story by Allan Turner and Kameron Gates. Director: Kameron Gates Creative Director: Kirk Kelley Executive Producer: Lourri Hammack Producer: Zilpha Yost

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Oct 20, 2014

What X-Ray Yoga Would Look Like

What X-Ray Yoga Would Look Like

X-ray Body in Motion is a visual study/exploration of the body in motion with a focus on Yoga poses. The team at Hybrid wanted to create a realistic representation of radiological (X-Ray) imaging. Technical challenges included: achieving proper bone densities and representing actual bone marrow inside each individual bone. For more, visit Hybrid. …

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Oct 2, 2014

The Insane Theory That All Pixar Movies are Connected

The Insane Theory That All Pixar Movies are Connected

Sure it’s far-fetched; but it’s well narrated, fantastically edited and an undeniably fun way to remember just how amazing Pixar movies have been. If you’re a fan of Pixar, be sure to check out our previous post: Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling

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Oct 2, 2014

Animator vs Animation Returns After Three Year Hiatus

Animator vs Animation Returns After Three Year Hiatus

It’s been three years to the day since Alan Becker released Animator vs. Animation III. After a successful Kickstarter campaign last August, the fourth installment is here and it’s awesome. If you’ve never seen the series before, I’ve embedded the previous installments below. Enjoy! Part I Part II Part III…

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Jul 22, 2014

If Futurama was 3D this is What it Might Look Like

If Futurama was 3D this is What it Might Look Like

Digital artist Alexey Zakharov imagines what television show Futurama might look like in 3D. In the two amazing videos below, Zakharov uses 3dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects, Multiscatter plugin, Ghost Town script and Poly FX script to recreate the animated world in a more realistic 3D environment. Also included is a gallery of stills…

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Jul 3, 2014

How to Talk like Porky Pig

How to Talk like Porky Pig

Even when you know how it’s done it doesn’t make it any easier to imitate! This is a clip from the documentary, I Know That Voice (2013). Voice actor Bob Bergen explains how to talk like the famous Looney Tunes character, Porky Pig.

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Jun 12, 2014

Did You Know Spiders Tune Their Webs Like a Guitar?

Did You Know Spiders Tune Their Webs Like a Guitar?

Scientists have discovered that spiders can do something extraordinary with their webs: They can “tune” them like musical instruments. It’s an incredible revelation for a creature that can already weave complex structures. Not only can spiders tighten or loosen silk strands to alter the tension and the way each string resonates, but they can…

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May 26, 2014

Takeshi Murata’s Hypnotic Liquid Metal Orb

Takeshi Murata’s Hypnotic Liquid Metal Orb

At Frieze New York 2014, Ratio 3 debuted Melter 3-D (64 x 22 x 22 inches), a sculptural animation by Takeshi Murata. Presented as a single object under controlled lighting, Melter 3-D is a metallic sphere that produces the illusion of perpetual liquid flow across its surface. In an interview with Visionaire, Murata explains:…

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May 24, 2014

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

Artist Marty Cooper animates over real-life scenes using only markers, white out and transparent animation sheets called cels (short for celluloid). A simple idea but brilliantly executed and quite entertaining! To see more, check out Marty (who goes by the moniker Homre_McSteez) on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr.

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May 2, 2014

Meet Frane Selak – The Luckiest ‘Unlucky’ Man in the World

Meet Frane Selak – The Luckiest ‘Unlucky’ Man in the World

This is the strange but true story of Frane Selak, the luckiest ‘unlucky’ person in the world. Born in 1929, the Croatian music teacher has escaped death seven times since his first brush in 1962. He also won the lottery in 2003 (by purchasing his first ever lottery ticket) and has been married five…

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