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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dynamic Curves 101

a tutorial by me about converting splines in to dynamic curves


Kaeloo is a 3D animation series that follows the adventures of Kaeloo the frog and his two friends, Moignon the squirrel and Coin-Coin the duck. But when Mister Cat, who is always up to no good, devises various strategies to hurt Kaeloo's friends, Kaeloo turns into a powerful and terrifying monster!

Pilot in English:

In this episode (broadcast on CANAL + clear Sunday, June 27, 2010) Kaeloo and his friends decided to play Prince Charming.

'Rango' Official Full Trailer

Coming Mar. 4 2011 from Paramount - The first official full trailer. The Story of a chameleon with an identity crisis. Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Ray Winstone, Beth Grant, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Alfred Molina

Monday, June 28, 2010


cool site with lot's of tutorials for cg applications

Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Trailer - E3 2010

Over five minutes of action including Sith versus Jedi.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Top Ten Tips of Texturing

"The main goal of this article/tutorial is to give you a few hints and tricks that might help you to make your own textures look better. What you'll read are things other people taught me, or that I had to discover for myself. They are not the only way to handle some of the problems, but over the years I've found that these work best". - Jeroen Maton

RoadKill UV Tutorial

RoadKill UV Tutorial from Ezra Cove on Vimeo.

In this tutorial, you are introduced to Roadkill UV, a freeware application that serves as a fairly simple, straightforward, and fast way of unfolding 3D models and laying out UVs. Roadkill can be used in conjunction with any program that can import/export obj files, such as Maya, 3DS Max, or Softimage. This video demonstrates the unwrapping of simple objects – a cube and a torus – then steps you through using Roadkill to unwrap an entire character.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

'The Green Hornet' Trailer

another block buster for the winter...

'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' Trailer 2

hopefully it's going to be awesome as it looks...

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Official Trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Samsung 3D LED tv commercials

Metal Gear Solid: Rising Trailer

First footage of Kojima's brutal action spin-off.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood E3 Trailer

Ezio Auditore stands tall and the brotherhood of assassin's stands with him in this E3 CG trailer from Ubisoft.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monkey Island 2 - Special Edition Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

having a gaming trailers day..... :-)

Lucas Arts releasing a re-make to: Monkey Island 2 : LeChuck's Revenge....


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rio Official Trailer

RIO is a 3-D animation feature from the makers of the “Ice Age” films. Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, the comedy-adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there’s another - and that she’s a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. But it’s far from love at first sight between the domesticated and flight-challenged Blu and the fierce ...

New Games Trailers

here's a couple of trailers for new games, since the games industry passed the cinema industry, it seems like everyone took it to the next level, those are amazing to me.... be sure to watch them in HD....

Deus Ex Human Revolution E3 2010 Trailer

Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tea with Ed Catmull

Pixar Animation Studio's president explains how Toy Story 2 nearly failed, and why it became the company's best moment

The art of Toy Story 3

a link to Toy Story 3 art, real cute... at the bottom of the page you can find more art for other movies.....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Speaking of animation - blog

very interesting blog by four artists from the animation industry.
In the blog you can find behind the scenes footage, interviews with creators, trailers and much more....
Speaking of animation

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Disney's Tangled Trailer (Teaser) June 2010

Disney's Tangled Trailer (Teaser) June 2010 Directed by Nathan Greno,Byron Howard
Produced by Roy Conli
Executive Producers:John Lasseter,Glen Keane,Philip Lofaro
Written by Dan Fogelman,Brothers Grimm (Fairy tale)
Narrated by Chris Collins
Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
Music by: Alan Menken
Glenn Slater Lyrics
Editing by Tim Mertens
Studio Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) November 24, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

ocatne Render - the interactive physically based render engine

Octane Render is the world's first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean? It uses the video card in your computer to render photorealistic results fast...really fast. This allows the user to create stunning works in a fraction of the time of traditional CPU based renderers.
thanks to Guy for the link

Mari - new 3D painting/texturing tool from the foundry

Mari is a brand new 3D texture painting tool from The Foundry. Originally developed at Weta Digital to handle the massively complex, highly detailed look development work demanded by Avatar, Mari was designed as a full 3D paint tool with a responsiveness and feature-set that puts even the best dedicated 2D paint systems to shame. Mari is extremely scalable, coping easily with an obsessive level of detail literally tens of thousands of textures quickly and elegantly.

thanks to Tzachi....

82 CG Superheros, Villains, and Iconic Movie and Video Game Characters

Everyone must be in need of some sort of escape from the real world, because while searching through the net I found a wide range of amazing works based on movie and video game characters, as well as comic book superheros and villains! Some of these are better than I could have imagined, and some push the characters’ attitudes and looks in directions you would have never imagined! Absolutely brilliant!!

Allen McKay - VFX tutorials

Allan Mckay is sharing some great tutorials on his website, Allan is like a guru for VFX and fumefx,


FumeFX Tutorials

Realflow forum - fumeFx tutorials

Friday, June 4, 2010

creating a youtube links with time referance and HD

in order to create a link to a youtube video that will start playing at a specific time all you need to do is add "#t=" and the number of seconds into the clip.
for example, let's say I want to show someone a specific shot from my reel, let's say it's at 1:14.
so 1 minute + 14 seconds = 74 seconds.
my reel link is:

so the link should be

for HD links all you have to do is add "&hd=1" to the end of the link, assuming that it has a HD version. so my link should be now
(notice that the HD tag is coming before the the time reference, otherwise it won't work.)
happy linking!!

Pixel Bender : ft-UVPass shader for After Effects

This shader let you re-texture your rendering directly in After Effects. It use a UV pass as default input and a texture as second input. UV pass could be render from pretty much any 3d package.


DuIK - IK in AFX

DuIK tools are great set of tools for AFX, the main thing about them is the ability to create IK rig in AFX,
here are 2 vimeos that show how to work with the IK tool

DuDuf site

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Free 3D models

Assembly of free 3D model fro CGTalk, most of them are characters (each part contain about 10 models or more)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Cel Shading in Maya with Christophe Desse

CgChannel posted what look like a really interesting tutorial for maya 2011 by Christophe Desse
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