Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sheridan Industry Day 2010

Another school year gone. Another group of graduates stepping out into the world. Another industry day. What's below just scratches the surface of what went on.

Second and Third year student volunteers prepare for the crowds.

The graduates of the four year program get set up to meet the industry.

Veteran story artists Jim Caswell and Warren Leonhardt.

Left to right: Paul Teolis of Nelvana; Michael Carter, President of CASO (Computer Animation Studios of Ontario) and Jim Caswell.

Frank Falcone of Guru Studios.

A view of the post-graduate computer animation program workspace.

Steve Schnier of Vujade and John Lei of Noodleboy Studios.

Kevin Parry with his characters from the stop motion film The Arctic Circle.

Carla Veldman with her characters from her stop motion film The Scarf.

Allesandro Piedemonte (A Cut Above) and King Mugabe (Red Snow).

Andrew Murray (Blind Date) is interviewed by a reporter from CHCH TV.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010



What a cute title card!

This first digitally re-assembled pan shot starts with the pups, pans up to the name on the doghouse, then pans left to the proud parents.

Isn't this a gorgeous backyard? I especially love the flower trellis. and note the artful disarray of the pots on the rear right - along with a bag of fertilizer and the old-fashioned lawn mower!

I could have digitally eliminated the worm but I liked he stayed!

This huge pan B/G took considerable time to re-assemble. But whata great pice of B/G art!

The end of the cartoon and it's night-time...

The final restored pan:

Left side detail:

Right side detail:

Monday, April 26, 2010

More Animation Tools

Hey Guys

I've been meaning to post this one for a little bit but..I've been testing it out and have really enjoyed using it. This tool is a modification to the graph editor within Maya. It's called the Graph Editor Redux version 1.2.0 plugin for maya. It looks to have been developed by Ron Bublitz and he posted it on Creative Crash formerly Highend 3D. The plugin puts together alot of the animation tools that are out there all in one into the graph editor. It seems pretty handy and I do enjoy it. There is a tweener and autoTanget among others. It comes with a PDF explaining each button which is pretty handy. There are a few bugs on it that you can see in the reviews section and you can post comments and reviews on Creative Crash. One suggestion is to make it for 2009 and 2010 because for now it is only for 8.5 and 2008. So I look forward to the update.


So check it out, mess around and enjoy.