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Massive 4.0

Massive Software, developer of the Academy Award®-winning 3D animation software for AI-driven characters, has released Massive 4.0.

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Thu 18 Feb 2010: 5:08pm

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Avatar and the art of motion capture

Avatar and the art of motion capture

I came across the following Avatar making of-video and I  thought I would spread the word and share it here for you to check out. It provides a good overview of the basics of motion capture and how this technology was used to create Avatar. Enjoy!

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Mon 1 Feb 2010: 11:53am

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Escape this Spring

For those of you considering working in this thriving, dynamic industry, we’re offering a taster into the world of computer graphics with a range of three-day short courses. They’re a great opportunity to get a better understanding of the career opportunities out there while gaining valuable insight into the industry.

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Thu 21 Jan 2010: 12:06pm

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Disney releases Ptex as open source

Ptex is a technique for per-face, multi-resolution texture mapping without the need to setup your UV's manually. While the paper by Brent Burley (Walt Disney Animation Studios) and Dylan Lacewell (Walt Disney Animation Studios & University of Utah) has been around for a while, last Friday, Disney released the project as open source.

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Mon 18 Jan 2010: 12:57pm

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Top Down Animation - Work In Progress - Step 19

Top Down Animation - Work In Progress - Step 19

Step Nineteen - Final Adjustments

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Thu 14 Jan 2010: 8:30pm

Top Down Animation - Work In Progress - Step 18

Step Eighteen - Left Fingers

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Thu 14 Jan 2010: 8:30pm

Top Down Animation - Work In Progress - Step 10

Top Down Animation - Work In Progress - Step 10

Here's the tenth step in my Top Down Animation, Work in Progress series. The following video shows my Left Foot Animation Pass.  In which I do the same as the last video and concentrate just on the Left Foot this time to add details to the animation. Step Ten - Left Foot: Again, if you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment or send me a Tweet (@escape_studios)

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Mon 11 Jan 2010: 10:21am

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Nick's Doodles: The Judge

Nick Savy, our character tutor, has done us another fantastic sketch.

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Thu 10 Dec 2009: 4:12pm

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Top Down Animation - Work in Progress - Step 1

I am currently working on (amongst other things) a simple animation in order to demonstrate the Top Down Animation Technique. The animation I am going to do is of a character walking up and sitting down in a chair then tipping backwards. I thought it would be interesting to demonstrate the steps that I would go through in doing an animation this way, so I'll be posting my progress as I go.

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Fri 27 Nov 2009: 12:40pm

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Monsters vs Aliens: mixed bag

I watched Dreamworks newest animation feature, "Monsters vs Aliens" recently and found it to be both truly amazing and really bad. Some bits of animation were brilliant, funny and a joy to watch (such as the cracking the computer code dance scene), while others were disappointing (like the General's entrance and a lot of his dialogue). I felt that the story was just above average. Not bad and not brilliant.

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