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Useful things for an animator in Maya

So I’ve been using Maya quite a bit in the past two years. 3D animation can be hard so I thought I’d give a quick list of things I recommend. Some are scripts and some are just useful things within

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FMX 2013: Aardman talks dirty

Aardman do CG as well as stop motion. They work on commercials, games and features. Aardman also allow artists at the company to make their own personal projects as they believe it opens the door to innovation. They covered many

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FMX 2013: CG Animation for TV – Shuzo John Shiota

Not many people saw Shuzo John Shiota’s lecture ‘CG Animation for TV’ and it’s a real shame because it was one of the better lectures. He talked about the business side of TV animation and also about workflow. It was

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Acting Workshops at FMX – Ed Hooks & Dörthe Eikelberg

It’s been a week since I got back from FMX 2013 in Stuttgart so I’ll catch up on a few of the blog posts I intended to write! The first is about the two main series of acting workshops that

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FMX 2013: Le Big Shift & Future of the VFX Industry

Well everybody who hasn’t been living under a rock has heard about the massive problems emerging this year with the animation and VFX industry. FMX decided to tackle this by organising a series of lectures to discuss this, possible solutions

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FMX 2013: Wreck it Ralph – Bringing Characters to life

So I’m in Stuttgart at the moment! There’s an animation festival and series of very good conferences here so I thought I’d come along to see it all. Yesterday was my first day at FMX, I spent all day there

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iAnimate Workshop 2 Showreel

AHH! It’s done it’s done! Here is my work from Feature Workshop 2 of iAnimate. I’m really happy with how it turned out and learned loads this semester. I’m working on one more shot with a dog before the end

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iAnimate Winter Student Showcase!

Weeeeeell looky here. iAnimate just released its student Winter Showcase. All of this work is so amazing, I feel really lucky to be part of a school of such awesome animators. Well done everybody! Member Showcase – Winter 2013

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First week of iAnimate

WELL it’s been quite a busy week. I started at character animation course at iAnimate on Sunday. It’s been great so far, the community on there is really busy and the tutors are awesome…. I’ve learned loads in just a

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David Talloy Thomas

Greetings! I'm David Thomas, a 3D animator from the UK. Now I live and work as an animator in Paris. I'll use this blog from time to time to as a sketchbook and talk about animation or what I'm up to. Check out my showreel if you've got a minute and drop me a comment or message if you want to chat! student