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29
April
2013

Rhino House interview with Jason Ryan

Our friends at Rhino House just released part one of an interview they did with our very own Jason Ryan, discussing the use of reference. If you have checked out our 'About iAnimate' page and seen in the "Things we offer to all our members', then you know our members receive a generous Rhino House discount.

Blog Hits: 4349 Blog Tag: Jason Ryan, refere, Rhino House

26
April
2013

Interview with DreamWorks animator Bill Tessier

Interview with DreamWorks animator Bill Tessier

Bill Tessier has been teaching at iAnimate.net since we opened our doors and is an accomplished animator. He's worked on such VFX movies as 'Matrix Revolutions' and 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'; and during his time at Dreamworks, Bill worked on "Flushed Away", "Bee Movie", "Monsters vs. Aliens", "How To Train Your Dragon", "Kung-Fu Panda 2", and the up coming Turbo. He's currently work on Reel FX's new feature 'Free Birds'. Check out our interview with him.

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Blog Tag: animation, Bill Tessier, Dreamworks, instructors, podcast, Polar Express, Reel FX, reference

19
April
2013

New iAnimate workshop - Modeling for Animators

Have you ever wondered how those characters, sets, and props in your favorite films are created?  As an animator, have you been afraid to venture out into the unknown territory of computer modeling. Then this class is for you! We'll be showing you beginner's techniques, how to's, and tips so that you can now learn to sculpt simple to moderately sophisticated objects in Maya.  With this course, you'll learn how to make your own props, create a simple set, and remove the mystery of all of those tools and buttons in the polygonal model tool set.  You can listen to an interview Jason Ryan had with Larry Whitaker (modeling instructor) during one of Jason's live weekly demos, as well as visit the Modling for Animators page: HERE

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Blog Hits: 6128 Blog Tag: modeling, workshop

11
April
2013

New Jason Ryan Animation webinar series

Maya back to basics

Are you wanting to join iAnimate, but new to animation and/or Maya? Well...our very own Head of Character Animation, Jason Ryan, has now designed an awesome 8 week series that is extremly affordable. He'll be going through everything he knows about Maya as it relates to animation. This webinar series will be live and take you from the very basics of animating in Maya, including navigating the interface, preferences, useful plugins, parenting, referencing, hot keys, graph editor, editing shelves and tons more. You can find out more about it by visiting the Series 3 page on his jasonryananimation.com site.

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Blog Hits: 6164 Blog Tag: instructors, Jason Ryan, Maya, training

11
April
2013

"Let's talk about Games" with David Lam

"Let's talk about Games" is a series of short interviews produce by iAnimate Games with key players from the video game industry. In this video we talk with Lead Cinematic Animator at Naughty Dog Studio and iAnimate Games instructor, David Lam.
Check out the entire series: vimeo.com/album/1967625

Blog Hits: 7042 Blog Tag: animation design, David Lam, Games, Last of Us, lets talk about games

10
April
2013

Croods and Animation Insight with seasoned animators Jason Ryan & Mike Walling

Croods and Animation Insight with seasoned animators Jason Ryan & Mike Walling

In our 13th podcast episode, we get iAnimate's very own Head of Character animation, Jason Ryan as a guest, as well as long time animator and instructor Mike Walling. Both of these gentlemen are seasoned in animation as well as teaching. We get to talk about working with James Baxter, Chris Sanders, and their experience on DreamWorks recently released animated film Croods! Get ready for a an enteraining, and wealth of animation knowledge in this podcast interview.

Interviewees' resources: Jason's tutorial site | Mike's tutorials

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Blog Tag: animation, Chris Sanders, Croods, Disney, Dreamworks, instructors, James Baxter, Jason Ryan, Mike Walling, podcast, reference

10
April
2013

Instructors in the trenches - Darryl Purdy and Batman: Arkham Origins

Instructors in the trenches - Darryl Purdy and Batman: Arkham Origins

Check out this cool trailer that iAnimate Games instructor, Darryl Purdy, is currently working on: Batman: Arkham Origins.

Blog Hits: 4596 Blog Tag: animation, Batman, Darryl Purdy, Games, in the trenches, instructors

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