Jan 20, 2016
This is downright scary, but beautifully done. Studio Smack attempted to answer the question, “What would happen if advertisers could enter our dreams?”
Aaron Beyer is a stereoscopic 3D artist with an impressive resume, and also a fellow Grand Valley State University Film & Video Alumnus. Aaron posted about his recent work on our Alumni Facebook group, and as a board member of my Alumni Association, we thought it would be cool to do a joint interview between GVSU Film/Video and Toolfarm. So, I’m talking to Aaron representing both organizations, not just about his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and other blockbuster films, but also about how his education led him to his current work in Hollywood.
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
Crosswalk signals and street signs come to life, fall in love, and have a dance party around Los Angeles.
Dec 30, 2015
Take a short break from the daily grind and check out this cool 3D animation by [ a _ a ] Amused Art for Tencent Games’ Iron Knight Game.
Is your New Year’s Resolution to get a new job or to bring in new freelance work? A new demo reel can help. Promoting yourself with a reel has changed a bit since I began in this business over 20 (gasp!) years ago. The internet and short attention spans have changed the climate. What are employers looking for in a reel? I was on a panel at a college last month where we talked about what makes a demo reel great and what makes it… well, not so great. I also asked around to some industry peers for their opinions. This is what my research has concluded.
Learn how to create a cool inflated text effects using the pressure parameter in C4D in this 2 part tutorial from Helloluxx. And don’t miss MAXON’s Santa Sidegrade Sale!
Dave Prindle created this adorable piece, The Snow Monster, for ArtPrize 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI. He placed in the top 25 for time-based entries, which is great, but he has MUCH bigger projects on the horizon.
Sep 15, 2015
Directed by Jon Favreau and with visual effects by Legacy Effects, MPC, The Imaginarium Studios and Weta Digital, The Jungle Book is like nothing I’ve ever seen! It’s CGI and live action and looks so realistic! It won’t be out until April 15, 2016, but the trailer was just released.
Sep 11, 2015
Yes, you heard that right! Khan Academy has teamed up with Pixar to bring you ‘Pixar In a Box’. Here’s the press release.