We've uploaded a new four-part tutorial to our expanding list of free tutorials at our YouTube Channel. This latest tutorial demonstrates how to animate Blend Shapes (also known as Morph Targets) in Maya. The idea is to take a simple object (a cube) and turn it into a shape-shifting UFO - as in the example above. Blend Shapes, which are used extensively in facial rigging, are a simple animation technique that can yield impressive results.
Friday, 7 May 2021
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Freefolk is a London-based animation studio founded in 2003, initially known as Finish, and re-branded as Freefolk in 2016. Freefolk works with clients in the advertising, film, TV and music industries, providing "a full service post production and VFX offering including high-end colour grading, 2D & 3D visual effects, shoot supervision, animation, design, direction and concept."
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
One useful resource that we recommend is Bensound. At Bensound.com you can download royalty free stock music for animation, YouTube and multimedia projects.
Sunday, 2 May 2021
What is Imposter Syndrome? According to Wikipedia, Imposter Syndrome is "a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". Everyone starting out, learning a new skill, experiences a level of uncertainty and insecurity about their skills. My own career in animation was no exception; almost everyone experiences something similar when they first start out. How do you deal with it? Understand that you are not alone, that everyone goes through this. Study hard, learn from your mentors - and you will get there in the end.