By Rawls — Feb 26, 2009, 12:29 pm EST
The final spot is a combination of live action (filmed) environment, 3D animation and 2D cel animation. The 2D animators use printed frames of the 3D animatic to estimate how the character would look on the form. When a piece of the 2D animation was finished they would UV map it onto the 3D animation and move it around until it fit appropriately.
By Rawls — Feb 24, 2009, 01:34 pm EST
Gary, a short film created by Clement Soulmagnon, Yann Benedi, Sebastien Eballard and Quentin Charillet is about a boy who falls in love with an older girl. The creators hail from the likes of Supinfocom and Gobelins, so you can only expect the highest levels of creativity and artistic boundry pushing.
You can check out the Gary website here
and there is a nice little interview with the creators on Motionographer.
By admin — Feb 19, 2009, 04:03 pm EST
Dominance War IV starts today, Friday February 20th!
CGHUB will be participating in Dominance War IV! We would love for everyone to join in and represent the awesome community here. CGHUB is a fairly new site still, so let's show the other guys what we can do!
One 2D and 3D nine-day mini challenge will take place before and after Dominance War IV. At the end of each mini challenge, 5 top artists in each community are found by public voting and during the awards ceremony in May 2009, Mini Challenge Champions are chosen by judges and announced together with our main Dominance War IV Epic Champions!
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By Rawls — Feb 19, 2009, 12:07 pm EST
I'm a sucker for simplicity... and this ad for Lays Potato Chips is simplicity at its finest. Directed by Romain Segaud for Paranoid US. The simple characters, backrounds, and idea combine to make an animated snack as tasty, if not tastier, than the product itself.
No MSG added!
By Rawls — Feb 17, 2009, 10:58 am EST
This is more of a sad news posting, than an inspiring visual post.
First the BAD NEWS:
For those of you who don't know The Orphanage, it is(was) a Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver based vfx production company, founded in 1999. The Orphanage's staff of more than 160 artists, has created visual effects for more than two dozen major films including such blockbusters as Ironman (Paramount), Live Free or Die Hard (Fox), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Fox), Superman Returns (Warner Bros.), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and At World's End (Disney), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros), Sin City (Dimension) and The Day After Tomorrow (Fox) as well as dozens of commercials for the top agencies worldwide. Recent clients include: Disney, Nicoderm, Lexus, Microsoft, BMW, Comcast, Toshiba, Dolby and IBM/Lenovo, to name a few.
The Orphanage has suspended operations. Co-founder Stu Maschwitz cited The Orphanage’s middling size—neither a boutique nor a massive factory—as the main reason for its closure.
For a first-hand account of The Orphanage’s closure, visit Stu’s blog.
THE GOOD NEWS:
It should be noted that Orphanage Animation Studio, headed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Clone Wars), is unaffected by The Orphanage’s closure and is still hard at work on The Power of the Dark Crystal.
By Rawls — Feb 13, 2009, 04:26 pm EST
When you go to Amanita's site, check out the 'FLASH Games' section. I have to admit that I was sucked into playing these games while I was at work, simply because I wanted to see more of the animation and extremely creative environments.
The game has already been “nominated at the Independent Games Festival for Excellence in Visual Art”
I can't wait to see the final product. Beautiful work.
Here are some of the concept sketches too.
By Rawls — Feb 10, 2009, 01:51 pm EST
So, I know this is months old by now... but this is just in case some of you out there missed it.
For the new Street Fighter IV game, Capcom released some promotional animation. ...And who doesn't love a little animated Street Fighter battle? The game itself looks ok, and the intros and ads are fresh and creative. The ink splatter effect can get a little too much at times, but over all I like where they took it.
By Rawls — Feb 07, 2009, 10:07 am EST
Ok ok... so I know this may be old news to a lot of you, but I thought it was worthy of a posting.
I HATE LISA is a great little animated short, with lovable... and quite unlovable... chacacters. The setting is equally nice, taking place inside of the car with a simple yet beautiful camera rotation.
Now... my french is a little rusty, (rusty meaning non-existant), but from what I read, I Hate Lisa is a sort of Pilot for a project by artists - Marco Nguyen, Bertrand Piocelle and Rémy Collignon.
ALSO - If any of you know of a higher resolution video, please feel free to let us know!
By Rawls — Feb 04, 2009, 10:22 am EST
This action and comedy packed animation is to celebrate Onitsuka Tiger 60th anniversary, a milestone of major significance to Japanese culture that is laden with symbolism around the “Cycle of Life”. Amsterdam Worldwide has created a campaign to celebrate the Zodiac Legend of the race of the sacred animals to secure spots on the Zodiac calendar.
A remarkable blend of 3d, 2d, and stop motion animation. With 3d characters interacting on a stopmotion set, topped off with classically animated FX, make this spot very entertaining and unique ideed.
You should also check out the making of video as well!