Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Food Fight

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This is true


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fujiya & Miyagi 'Ankle Injuries' from Tom Lindsay on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Slagsmålsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Perfeito from mbartok on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

lsd no-no

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stephen's the Man Now, Dog.

Now committed to the legacy of the internet for all time:

This was completely necessary.


Anna the Banana.


The anti-christ wears sunglasses over their glasses.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Up Premiere!

I expect to see all of you there!


Our 3D pictionary day is ON!. We will be meeting for Animation club to play on this Thursday Nov. 12 in the Brown Center room 205 from 6-8. Hope to see you all there!!!
- Sid

p.s. Don't worry if you think you don't know the program well enough because Stephen Stone will be doing a demo so we can all participate. :D

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Facial Modeling Tips

I found this link that's really useful for modeling faces its not perfect but still helpful

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hey you 3D games people

I'm not sure if you guys have heard but

Epic Games just released the Unreal Development Kit...

the Unreal Engine 3 for free

check it

Friday, November 6, 2009



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Animation Club 3D Pictionary

Hey all you Animation fans (and zombies )

This Thursday we'll be having our 3DS MAX PICTIONARY night!!

Don't worry if you're not too familiar with the Autodesk 3ds Max, we'll be having a basic modeling tutorial beforehand! Stephen Stone will be giving a great demo for everyone

We'll also have snacks and drinks to enjoy while we bust out some speed models. Trust us, free food and pictionary is the best way to improve your speed modeling skillz

Get ready for Studio 4 degrees C amazing Mind Game. You will have no idea what hit you. The storyline is ridiculous, experimenting with animation techniques, gorgeous backgrounds, and wicked style
Check out the trailer!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Animation industry database

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Monday, October 19, 2009

EVERYONE LISTEN UP... announcement from Laurence

Hey everyone Laurence wanted me to ask everyone who wants to show their work at festivals and upcoming shows to send me their videos, so that I can give them to her and she can burn a dvd of our recent work. My email is or

Please send your work in. Thank you!

- Sid

Attention all 3D Modelers

Check this out: posted by Stephanie Iannone on my facebook. She wanted you guys to check this out. And for all of you who dont know Steph... She is awesome! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Really cool style of animation

Never seen anything like this before.

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone from Enrico Ascoli - Sound Design on Vimeo.

Good Story

A Good Story goes a long way...


Potentially great new site for freelancers

check it out and make an account


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vendor-Client Relationship in Real World Situations


Monday, October 12, 2009

Animation Backgrounds.

Here's a link to the totally sweet blog mentioned to us in Animation Workshop, in which someone takes animated films, erases the characters and just posts the background art:

Some of the backgrounds are pretty spectacular.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Here is the website of a REALLY good rigger he has tutorials and scripts for free on his site check them out!

The Motherload

tons of 3ds max tutorials

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

So Jamy had this posted on our website last year (RIP old website) and I have been asked by several of the collective for this information: the user name and password for the school's account. For those not in the know, is a tutorial website for every program EVER. It's usage has been my personal savior, so now I pass this information onto you... GET YOUR RECEIVING CAPS ON, DIRT BEASTS!!!
Username: emacfac
Password: emac1

Animating Tutorial


Kate said you had a cold... so FEEL BETTER JAMY!!

-love your animation sem kiddies

Monday, October 5, 2009

first 5 mins of princess and frog

still unfinished, but awesome

Saturday, October 3, 2009

best game ever

i used to play this game in like elementary school.
it kicks ass.
and after years of searching, i have found it again.
play in a 3-D world as a part wheel part creature that loves to jump, who must rescue his beloved vacuum cleaner girlfriend.
it is a hard game, i have never beat it, with 18 levels of awesome.

to play:

jump- space bar
move- arrows
camera- 1-5

donuts are lives. (you will need them.)
get the keys.
open the doors to awesome.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Autodesk Suite for 400$

It includes 3d Max 2010, Maya, Softimage, and Mudbox. The License costs 169$, but its still an amazing deal check into it! NEVERMIND that I just read that it was a PERPETUAL LICENSE

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Check this trailer out I've never seen anything like this... heres the link:

Here's my personal content post.

Following the lead of our comrade who posted work he had done a couple pages back, I decided to toss up my demo reel. It would be awesome if each of you did the same, I would love to see your work!

It's kind of a lengthy reel since I put it together for the study abroad application, and my host institution requested three to five minutes of animation.

Has a lot of room for improvement but I figure it can only get better from here on out!

Don't let this happen to you

List of Animation Programs and Applications (to make your life easier)

Let's continually add to this.

Pencil: An animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.

Audacity: Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Corel Painter 11: Corel® Painter™ 11 is the ultimate digital art studio for anyone ready to expand their definition of creativity. Working with the most advanced digital painting and natural media tools available, you can create the art you’ve always envisioned.

Realflow: RealFlow is a stand-alone application for fluid and dynamics simulation that allows easy, intuitive control and visualization of the behaviour of fluids and rigid bodies, and their interaction with a surrounding environment. RealFlow was the first, and remains the definitive tool for creating impressively accurate and realistic fluid simulation effects in the Computer Graphics market.

It is a particle based volumetric solution, where AfterBurn builds a volumetric effect around each particle center. With numerous controls, user can add more or less detail to the volume, change color, rendering method and more. Most of the parameters can be animated over the particle age (or some other property) by using AFC and Interpolation Controller.

FumeFX is a powerful fluid dynamics engine designed for the simulation and rendering of realistic fire, smoke, explosion, and other gaseous phenomena. It’s versatility, robustness, and intuitive workflow make it a perfect solution for even the most demanding tasks in the computer graphics industry.

Vray: Created with the busy and rigorous 3D artist in mind, this topnotch raytracing technology allows immediate interaction between the user and the virtual environment. V-Ray RT follows the user’s actions while working on the scene and automatically and progressively generates a photorealistic preview of the scene. It is designed to improve and fasten the artist’s work on the Texturing and Lightening stage.

Unfold 3D:
UNFOLD3D appeared in year 2003, as the very first automatic unwrapper. Since then, UNFOLD3D has always been the best UV generator.

Unwrella: Unwrella is an exact unwrapping plug-in for Autodesk 3DSMAX and Autodesk Maya. It is a single click solution which allows you to automatically unfold your 3D models with exact pixel to model surface aspect ratio, speeding up texture baking UV map production significantly.

Pyrocluster: pyrocluster offers state of the art volume acceleration rendering technologies, and it is by far one of the fastest and most flexible 3D smoke/cloud generators for 3ds max 8 through 2010. To guarantee a flawless integration into 3ds max, many new workflow and design concepts have been introduced. pyrocluster is now much more user friendly and offers even better control over volumetric effects like any other tool for 3ds max.

Brazil r/s is the industry standard for high-end quality, flexibility, reliability, and artist-friendly workflow in 3ds Max.

RayFire: RayFire Tool gives you the ability to shoot, destroy, demolish, wreck, break down, wreak havoc, blow up, burst, detonate, explode and do other similar things you have always dreamed of to do in Max.

Pencil +: Pencil+ 2, a Non Photo Realistic ( NPR ) shader plug-in for 3ds Max, creates color pencil painted stroke expressions. The plug-in achieves well designed pen drawings and flat cell paintings.

Liquid +: Liquid+ is the advanced NPR (Non Photo Realistic) renderer plug-in that lets 3D artists truly realize the blotted-style or soft-style fascinating rendering images on 3DCG.

Ghost Trails: GhostTrails is an animated extrusion modifier for 3dsmax. It is ideal for stylised motion blur effects, tire tracks and many other uses. Have a look at our gallery to see what's possible, then Download the trial version of GhostTrails and try it out for yourself! (Its free and really cool CHECK IT OUT!, says Steve Stone!)

Fryrender : All the elements involved in the render (materials, lights, cameras, ...) are based on physically accurate models up to the point that when you hit render a simulation of the real behavior of light happens inside. Moreover, fryrender is the first engine of its kind capable of transforming scenes into a format that can be navigated in real-time with the aid of our Virtual Reality technology RC5.

ToonBoom: Toon Boom Animate is a unique end-to-end vector based professional animation software that includes content creation, compositing and delivery to audiences across media. Ideal for professional animators, boutique studios, students and educators, it’s a complete papperless animation application.

ToonBoom Stroyboard: Storyboard Pro creates professional storyboards and generates real-time animatic in a same environment. Integrated in the production pipeline, Storyboard Pro efficiently manages your pre-production

Modo: Modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes true 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering! More than just features, modo is a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined workflow.


Renderman: This is Pixar's renderer is very powerful you should take a look.


List of animation, film and motion graphics companies on the East Coast:

Their twitter page:

Some links

How your portfolio repels jobs:

Some stuff on website design:

A bunch of articles on the game industry. Be sure to check out the ones on getting in and interviews.
Amazing open source cross-platform animation tool


These guys use Toon Boom - as Jamy would say, GO LATERAL:

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree from William Campbell on Vimeo.

Edited your post. Embedded the video for you.
- Adam

UP color script - Lou Romano

It's amazing how such simple art can portray so much. Everyone should take a look at this. Very inspiring!

Evolution from Alex Glawion on Vimeo.

Hope you're not tired of Animation Vids :P

This one got into the SIGGRAPH Animation Festival. It looks fantastic in HD blown up. The character (emotion, design) is really great and they played around voices and sounds (p.s. watch the cup on the desk :P)

Also if you've never seen Dead Fantasy (a fan made combination of Dead or Alive and Final Fantasy) definitely check it out. They're actually up to 5 now! Make sure you find it in HD on gametrailers.

And... For those of you who like action figures, Batman, breakdancing, and stop motion :P This is from the Bboy Joker interactive game on youtube. If you get a chance, feel free to play that too! The behind the scenes clips below is really cool though

You control it... WITH YOUR MIND

Sebastian's Voodoo


Per request, a really simple looking animation with a lot of primitives. Really well made.

subprime from beeple on Vimeo.

Coraline POV

Creepy thing with Selick and the puppets...

Coraline XXS

Althea Crome, knitter of Coralines sweater and gloves, size xxs.

Personal Post

Per Jamy's request, I'm posting a short piece I did for stop motion about the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Odds are, he won't mind if you post some of your favorite/nicest work (hint hint)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One Minute Soundsculpture from Daniel Franke on Vimeo.

This blog was a great idea

This blog was a great idea.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Character Design

I found and awesome website with a ton of inspiring character designs so here it is :D
Hey Guys

I'm going to announce this on here because everyone loves this blog. For those who come on Saturdays check your emails for our Sat. blogspot.

For everyone else, a quick reminder that Animation Club is on Thursdays in Brown room 215 from 6:30-8:30. Please come! :D This week we are watching animation shorts and critiquing them. Snacks and goodies included.

Have a great weekend everyone!

- Sid

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Cat Piano from PRA on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Game Development Map

Here is a site that shows game companies around the world, just click on one of the dots on the world map and it will list all the companies there with their web sites.


Links to information about the practice of cold-calling, per request:

Read the information provided and explore the related links, there's a wealth of information there.

WOOD from mc bess (on Vimeo)

WOOD from mc bess on Vimeo.

Augenblick Studios - makers of Superjail

Interesting Animations

Here are some things you should watch:

An awesome fight scene from an interesting Korean movie Aachi and Ssipak.

An awesome old German commercial for Underberg; a 'digestif bitter' that succesfully creates an eerie environment.

Something ridiculous and funny that someone posted in my forums.

Alarm: Animation from Mesai

Here everyone, just thought I would share this. It got AMAZING visuals and timing :)

...and this a review from you can chose to read it before you watch or afterwards:

It was created by a team that goes by the name Mesai from Korea (unfortunately I can't find anyway of translating the site into english) but there's a really great image gallery and introduction for Alarm has some behind the scenes photos of the models!


Welcome to Jamy's Children, where animation students from the Maryland Institute College of Art share their inspirations, ideas, thoughts, and partial insanity. More specifically the students of Jamy Sheridan's wednesday morning Junior Animation Seminar class. In between his long rants, which can range from extremely inspirational to extremely dejecting, the students have time to do things like... create blogs!

There are somewhere between 15-20 of us, and we'll be updating this blog with whatever happens to strike our fancy. Expect lots of animation, obviously, and videos we find interesting, as well as some of our artwork from, and outside of, class.


To start things off right, enjoy this senior thesis from Lois van Baarle hailing from the Utrecht School of the Arts.

Trichrome Blue from Lois van Baarle on Vimeo.

And here's a very simple (albeit very beautiful) animation from Esteban Diacono.

let yourself feel. from Esteban Diácono on Vimeo.