This is a thing that someone told me last year, and then when I started working at a big studio, realized pretty much every big pipeline has it: and it's double controls, something that free rigs on the internet usually don't have as far as I've seen, probably because Maya has ANIMATION LAYERS, which seems … Continue reading [Pro Tip] Double Controls.
So it's been a week since the trailer for the short film HERO is out. Hero is a 2D animated short film on a 3d environment created completely inside of blender, 2D and 3D animation all together live inside of Blender's viewport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDp15rl8ctU Daniel Martinez Lara, who you probably remember because of Alike, has been … Continue reading Getting started with the grease pencil
First thanks to Aaron Hartline for just throwing his amazing work out there and making our lives better... check out his work here: https://www.artofhartline.com/ So after I did this quick exercise based on Aaron Hartline's design of this little dragon, I've gotten a couple of questions of how I did, and so I decided that a … Continue reading The little dragon – making of (?)
Ever had to animate in other software, but wanted to go back to your comfy blender so you could render in our beloved Cycles?... or maybe you're a Maya Animator that really doesn't want to pay for an Arnold licence to get beautiful renders for their reel?... well here is the solution to all your … Continue reading Bring your Maya animations to Blender’s Cycles
Made by the great Julien Duroure on his quest to improve rigging and animation in Blender he created this add-on a perfect companion for every animator, it's very similar to the Bone Selection Sets add-on that comes in blender, but 100 times more powerful, fully featured, among some of these, the ability to select, add … Continue reading [Addon] Extra Groups v1.0 released!
Remember one of my first posts abou the Pose Breakdowner, today I'm exited to announce that it has great new features! Thanks to Joshua Leung, one of the core developers of blender mostly focused on everything related to development for the animation side it, in a couple of days improved the Pose Breakdowner, a whole … Continue reading Pose Breakdowner – Improvement
Ever wondered how to switch from one camera to an other?, I know I know this is not something often done in hardcore production setups since you want to have each scene in a separate file in order to distribute work across people and many other reasons, but then again if you're making an animatic, … Continue reading Pro Tip: multiple camera switching