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Sunday, 28 September 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
|Get ready for November. Photo: Wikipedia|
Friday, 26 September 2014
|Creative industries are worth £71 billion a year|
Thursday, 25 September 2014
|It All Started With a Mouse|
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Mery rig is now live and available to download. One of the many benefits of animating with Autodesk Maya is the large and growing global community of artists who collaborate on freeware projects, bringing to life excellent animation rigs like Norman and Morpheus. The latest character rig - just released - for students and non-commercial use is The Mery Project - now available to Maya users free of charge.
Monday, 22 September 2014
|Free textures at www.cgtextures.com|
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
|The animator who brought you surfing penguins|
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
What goes into a great demo reel? The answer is - only your very best work. Better a short reel with excellent work than a long one with mistakes which need fixing. Employers and clients will look for mistakes, errors, and unfinished work - these are red flags which suggest a digital artist who doesn't complete, or who might flounder under pressure.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
|Alex Williams by Woody Woodman|
Monday, 8 September 2014
Saturday, 6 September 2014
The RSA Student Design Awards (SDAs) is a curriculum and competition that challenges student designers to tackle design briefs focused around pressing real-world issues. They have eight briefs this year – each is focused around a different social, environmental or economic issue, and this year the challenges range from designing sustainable toys to designing ways of connecting people to their heritage. For the first time in recent history they are launching an animation brief titled ‘Moving Pictures’, which provides two exclusive audio files from the RSA Events programme, and asks students to produce an accompanying animation to energise and illuminate the content.
Friday, 5 September 2014
Nowadays there are lots of great websites to check for the latest news on who is hiring in the animation industry. One of the best new sites that every animator should be aware of is www.animationjobs.com. The clue is in the name, and they have plenty of listings for the latest vacancies. Best of all, you can sign up for an email alert, and have them let you know what's new. So polish your CV/Resume, make sure your demo reel is up to scratch, and get out there and start applying.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
|Norman gets animated - by Giovanni Braggio|
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Eleven Second Club Resources Page has helpfully provided a page pulling together many of the best free rigs most commonly used for learning character animation.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Employers will expect one, so it's worth spending some time on it to get it right. And yes, even animators need a CV. Your demo reel may be your main calling card, but your CV still matters.
The good news is this: once you've done it, all you need do is edit it periodically and update it. Below are our Six Rules for creating a great CV or resume.
Monday, 1 September 2014
|Sir Ken Robinson|