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From the blog...

Fingers Tale

By Richard Willimot

Monday, Jul 28, 2014
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Today's short adds a whole new take on giving someone the finger.Fingers Tale is a multi-award festival winner directed by Luca Schenato and Sinem Vardarli.

Have a great week and Happy Animating!

Bedtime Monster

By Richard Willimot

Friday, Jul 25, 2014
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Some people just have too much talent.Petrosfera made this cute little music vid to go along with a music track of the same name,Bedtime Monster.

"Gigantic" Trailer

By Tim Sormin

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
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What can I say? I like game trailers. Especially nicely stylized ones. The hand-drawn (or hand-drawn-looking) effects are especially cool. Okay, and I know a couple people working on this game over at Motiga. Sue me.

Make It Sound FAT

By Richard Willimot

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014
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We always knew rock n roll could be a strong influence,but who knew this much.Make It Sound FAT is a graduation short produced at Bellecour ESIA 3D.

New 3D Animation Software "Akeytsu"

By Tim Sormin

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
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Alrighty, time for today's second post:

French company Nukeygara has recently released a teaser for their new 3D animation software, Akeytsu claiming that the software created by animators for animators will greatly simplify animation and rigging by focusing on just those two things. They're targeting small studios and indie game developers, saying:

"Our Clients are creatives, not engineers."

Looks pretty interesting so far.

It really seems like a merging of traditional and CG paradigms. So far they have shown an x-sheet inspired timing tool that also serves as anim layers; a rig without selection curves (you select the mesh directly); a solver that handles both FK and IK, on one hierarchy, and includes stretching and reverse foot lock from the get go.

More will be shown at SIGGRAPH and I hope that includes pricing, platform, and how it could integrate with existing digital content creation ecosystems.

found via Lester Banks