animation

Previs for Free(ish)

Previs for Free(ish)

Previsualization, or previz, is the process of visualizing the angles and camera moves you’ll be employing ahead of the actual shoot. The problem with previz is that it’s…

Squash & Stretch: a Free and Pro keyframe assistant

Squash & Stretch: a Free and Pro keyframe assistant

Squash & Stretch is a smart keyframe assistant extension for Adobe After Effects from Mamoworld, and comes in a Free version and a $99 Pro version. It enables you to…

Director Neill Blomkamp uses Unity to create new ADAM short films

Director Neill Blomkamp uses Unity to create new ADAM short films

ADAM is a series of short films created with Unity to demonstrate how the engine is able to deliver high-quality graphics at a fraction of the cost and time…

iClone 7: unmatched in the industry

iClone 7: unmatched in the industry

It’s a tour de force that is unmatched in the industry, says Jeff Jasper, Oscar-winning team member/FX Supervisor Interstellar, referring to iClone 7, available for Windows from…

BenQ: a new 27-inch monitor with Technicolor certification

BenQ: a new 27-inch monitor with Technicolor certification

Featuring the world’s first USB-C Docking Station on a monitor, the PD2710QC is a 27-inch QHD (2560×1440) IPS LED display that delivers 100% sRGB color…

ART OF THE CUT on cutting animation with Gregory Perler, ACE

ART OF THE CUT on cutting animation with Gregory Perler, ACE

Very few editors cross back and forth between animation and live action. They are – at the same time – radically different processes, that also share many common ties and skillsets. One…

Jazzing Up Graphics with Cinema 4D

Jazzing Up Graphics with Cinema 4D

In this webinar find out how to create and animate objects in 3D with Cinema 4D…

Forced Projections in Motion

Forced Projections in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how turn a photograph into an animated scene using a “forced perspective” technique in Motion. One…

Maya 2017: More mograph, less mental ray

Maya 2017: More mograph, less mental ray

Autodesk has announced a major update to its flagship 3D digital content creation package. If you’re not using Maya, its newly found motion graphics legs may give you reason…

Redshift and the Law of Moore

Redshift and the Law of Moore

The way you’ve been thinking about building and upgrading your digital video workstation is about to change radically. At least it may by the time you’ve finished reading…