Magic

  “Do not be a magician - be magic!” Leonard Cohen.   As 3D artists, it can so ofte ...

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Gratitude

  Today is Thanksgiving in Canada.   What better day to express the huge gratitude I fe ...

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Spaceships, Robots and Unrealistically-Proportioned Women.

  I was a student around the time that 3D World magazine launched. As they still do today, the ...

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Peril

If the hero in our story has super human powers and can pull off crazy stunts without a single scr ...

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Anatomical Narrative

I've worked on many transformation sequences over the years, from Voldemort and Professor Slughorn ...

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Story

Telling the story never gets in the way of your animated (or acted) characters looking good. Th ...

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Silhouette

  Traditional animation training places a big emphasis on silhouette. That's totally understan ...

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