Friday, March 20, 2020

Connected Trailer (Sony Pictures Animation) - Animation Analysis

Sony is really pushing the style in their movies and it's just a delight to go through their animation and renders frame by frame. If you want to nerd out about "Connected", you've found the right clip.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Keyframe PRO (Animation Critique Player) - Review

If you're looking for a movie player that lets you step frame through your clips, scrubs audio and does frame by frame plus onion skinning annotation, then look no further, Keyframe Pro is my pick for all of that and more!

Screencast-O-Matic (Desktop Capture Tool) - Review

If you're looking for a versatile screen capture tool with annotation, editing, greenscreen and more even options, then look no further, Screencast-O-Matic is my pick and I've been using it for my animation critiques for years!

Friday, March 13, 2020

My Animation Workflow - Maya 2020 Default Setup - part 1

What's the first thing that I change when I open up a new Maya? In this new "Workflow" series I'm walking you through my Maya tweaks and how I set up my environment using the built-in Maya 2020 tools.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Pixar's Soul Trailer - Animation Analysis

New trailer for Pixar's "Soul" is out so of course I have to nerd out with an animation analysis! Expect a lot of frame by framing and the usual shouting of "COME ON!" 😄 Beautiful mix of styles! Looking forward to this one!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

No Repetition - Most Common Animation Mistakes (part 7)

Part 7 of the Most Common Animation Mistakes series takes a look at Repetition in animation. Avoid repetition. And not just positionally, but also timing wise. Every move will take a different amount of time and end up in a different position which in turns makes your animation less perfect and more organic.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The West Wing (s2) - Acting Analysis for Animators

This Acting Analysis for Animators clips takes a look at the show "The West Wing" and I cover how to expand the scope of your scene, how to lead with your character gestures, how to strengthen your emotions through props and more!

Animation Workshop Nicolas Suarez #2 (2020)