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Animation Industry Roundup

Animation Industry Roundup

It’s that time of year where many software are getting updates so here’s a quick summary of where to see what’s new! Adobe Products, my good friend Daniel does a great overview of all the new Adobe software updates! Autodesk Maya is now at version...
LEGO Star Wars!

LEGO Star Wars!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHZStMI4H50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2–irKzIPFs Endor and the Death Star! Here are two short films I directed and animated for LEGO Star Wars. I used Autodesk Maya, the same software I teach in my courses. I had help...
Thanos Rig (WIP)

Thanos Rig (WIP)

I’ve been busy working on several projects, one of which was rigging a Thanos rig. I’ve wanted to wait until it was very polished before I shared it, but instead decided to make it available as its work-in-progress state with all premium students. You can...
Create Rounded Corners in Maya

Create Rounded Corners in Maya

https://youtu.be/iGfLG2hnqng Learn how to use a new-ish node in Arnold for Maya to smooth out edges at render time. It’s quick and easy and adds control. I’d use this to just create a subtle effect so that I wouldn’t have to go back and remodel with...
Do You Have to Be Good At Drawing To Be A 3D Animator?

Do You Have to Be Good At Drawing To Be A 3D Animator?

https://youtu.be/SS3CVSfH-6o My opinion to the age-old question. In this week’s video, I answer a common question I get a lot from new students or people just thinking about trying to learn animation. Next week I hope to publish a tutorial on how to create the...