Saturday, 30 April 2011

ImageMetrics on facial setup

this is talk by TDs from ImageMetrics (who specialize on facial animation for games and film industry).

First series of videos (7 parts) is general experience with their facial setup (mostly next-gen game level quality, but could be applied to film digi doubles work I think). Rigger TD is answering questions.

Second video (first half) is about calibration of ImageMetrics software to any facial rig they get and showing how their plugin can analyze facial performance video, identify poses and drive the rig by interpolating the calibrated poses. Quite interesting.
Second half of this video is about facial topology, discussing neck area as well (starts from 00:36).

Friday, 29 April 2011

python programming FAQ

quite usefull page on things you always wanted to know about python language but were afraid to ask ;)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

czech animation director Oscar nominated

Czech director was nominated for Student Animation Academy Award for his short film "Graffitiger". Good luck!!
article (czech language)
Here is Oscar website where director Libor Pixa is listed.

Friday, 15 April 2011

more jobs at DNEG

mainly looking for ANIMATORS, there is need for a rigger and other positions

from Dneg HR:
"Summer is on its way in London and we are very busy with some fantastic projects in full swing including; John Carter of Mars, Captain America and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part 2"

Hot Jobs: Animators, FXTDs, VFX Editor, Resource Manager

Rigger post on

Rigger Victor Vinyals invites you to Anomalia

Sunday, 10 April 2011


a single tRAGEk (2010/07) from upcoming oHGr album "undevelopped". Bravo!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

DNEG jobs

VFX Recruit just posted couple of new jobs from Double Negative:

Monday, 4 April 2011

Maya Autodesk Tutorials on Youtube

I know there are many tutorials for Maya on youtube, but they are also of different quality. Recently Autodesk started its own Maya How Tos page on youtube and there are already lots of videos. Mostly for beginners I think. I have sent this link recently to a student asking for good free tutorials source for Maya.
Nice giveaway and apart from area.autodesk another contribution to Maya community.

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