Saturday, 30 November 2013

Barack Obama at DreamWorks mocap stage

As part of US president`s visit to DreamWorks Animation studios he also saw motion capture performance. The animation was part of the work in progress on the upcoming sequel to How to train your Dragon movie.
Quite a surprise for me as so far I was only aware of using virtual camera in these animated movies (used in Monsters Vs Aliens as one of the first). Probably this is to get the basic animation blocking done and more natural motion performance, which then can get refined or animated over the top. Nice to see DWA not being shy of mocap ;) I think it has become a valid animation technique today, and animators see this is not taking away their jobs but they use it as another input.

Barack Obama visiting DreamWorks

Barack Obama`s speach at DreamWorks addressing animation and entertainment industry in US.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Carbon Games are hiring!

Carbon Games are hiring! For those who don`t know, this is very small independet game development team and authors of great original Action RealTimeStrategy game AirMech. They started in a team of 6 people, now they are 8 I think. They have amazing small community of players, some of them often make video streaming on and tournaments. Basic game is F2P (free to play) and it`s not "pay to win" system.
Check out their job list if you are interested (texturing, animation, programming etc.).

Monday, 4 November 2013

character TD from DNEG

DNEG has just posted a career profile about Character TD (rigger) where they interviewed my friend Marco Burbano. Nice one!
He works on Godzilla btw. ;)