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Blogs are a great invention, and man we are happy to have one. Not only is this going to be a great window in to all that is iAnimate, we can also help spread all kinds of animation related news from around this creative globe of ours. We can broadcast additions to our family of iAnimate instructors, show off our new rigs the moment they are released (usually a bit before!), and give you glimpses of what some of our most talented members and alumni are creating.


12
September
2014

Testimonial from Daniel Bodinof - iAnimate Games student

Daniel Bodinof testimonial banner

My name is Daniel Bodinof, I've been a 2d television animator for 14 years, but 5 months ago I had a realization that what I truly wanted to do was animate for Video Games. I'd never touched Maya before and my reel didn't have anything that showed any knowledge of 3d let alone video game mechanics. I knew I needed insider experience and instruction. When I was researching my options, iAnimate's games workshop seemed to be exactly what I needed. I got to learn from David Lam, one of the best in the business. I was given real assignments like you would receive at a studio job, and I was encouraged to push for industry quality. 14 weeks later I had a demo reel that got me a job at my first studio of choice that I applied to. Sounds crazy but its true. Thanks iAnimate!

Blog Tag: career, Games, improve, industry, job, skills, workshop

04
September
2014

Meet Angela - Our Latest Feature Rig

New Character Rig Angela

Angela is our latest rig release, she will be available for all our students during the second half of this upcoming workshop. The creator, modeler, rigger and animator is Angelo Sta Catalina.  Angelo is one of our very talented graduates, now animating for Reel FX. He created Angela during his final block of workshops and is perfecting her rig over the next few weeks to be ready for students during this block. She is one of the most appealing characters I have ever worked with and that includes the big studios. I can't wait to release her exclusively to our iAnimate students.
- Jason Ryan

Check out some key model poses below, as well as her animated by Alumni Cesc Font.

Blog Hits: 1028 Blog Tag: Angela, Angelo Sta Catalina, characters, Feature, rigs

28
August
2014

Surface & Lighting Workshop Student Testimonial - Wayne Dixon

"I learn a lot about Maya, which I have also translated into other software too. I now know what I’m doing, and can start to render all my showreel shots." iAnimate Alumni, Wayne Dixon

Blog Tag: Frederick Gaudreau, lighting, Member Spotlight, surfacing, workshop

19
August
2014

Games WS3 Elite Edition

Games Workshop 3 Elite Edition

iAnimate Games is opening the gates and we are now accepting experienced and skilled animators to enroll directly in our new updated Games Workshop 3. With this very special edition of our final games workshop, we will have six instructors from studios such as Eidos, Ubisoft, Treyarch and Blizzard. This is a rare opportunity to get a taste of video game animation and to be mentored by veterans of this growing industry. Spots are limited and filling up, so we highly recommend you reserve now!

Blog Hits: 1038 Blog Tag: Games, instructors, workshop

06
August
2014

Meet Our New Characer Jake

New Character Rig Jake

iAnimate brings you the best rigs in the industry and Jake is the latest in our line up of appealing characters. Jake was designed by David Boudreau, modeled by Jack Leaders, and rigged by Victor Vinyals. He has a very broad range of expressions and a super flexible body rig that is a joy to push around.

Check out some key model poses below.

Blog Hits: 1517 Blog Tag: Feature, Jake, rigs, Victor Vynals

03
August
2014

Testimonial From Dreamworks Head of Character Animation

Testimonial From Dreamworks
Head of Character Animation

My name is Olivier Staphylas and I am the Head of Character Animation for the movie "Penguins of Madagascar" for Dreamworks Animation.

I hired Ravi Kamble, one of your iAnimate graduates, based on a recommendation by his teacher Ted Ty. His contribution to the movie has been nothing short of fabulous. Ravi started on the project as an animator but I soon noticed the appeal and entertainment of his work and decided to entrust him with leading "Dave", the villain of our movie. Ravi developed the character by himself, creating his personality and range of motion through performance tests and poses.

The final result is a beautifully entertaining character with loads of appeal and charisma.
I couldn't be more satisfied with the quality of the work he brought to the project. Thank you iAnimate!

Watch Ravi's iAnimate Reel | Watch 'Penguins of Madagascar' Dave clip

Blog Hits: 1294 Blog Tag: alumni, Feature, Penguins of Madagascar, Ravi Kamble

19
July
2014

iAnimate Animtips #3 - Core with Ken Fountain

Animation tip from our instructor Ken Fountain. The topic of this animation tip is on core. Look for more Animtips coming from our professionals.

Blog Hits: 543 Blog Tag: animtip, core, instructors, Ken Fountain

09
July
2014

What iAnimate is all about

iAnimate is an online training course like no other. With iAnimate you are in direct contact with veteran animators from around the world, from leading studios in our industry, all from the comfort of your home and at a fraction of the price of a brick and mortar school.

Would you like to know more? Watch the video below.

Blog Hits: 996 Blog Tag: creature, feature, games, iAnimate, instructors, lighting, modeling, motion c, rigging, students

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