7.31.2015


Animation Time! - Trixxie Rig


Today's Inspiration:
If you're behind the times, they won't notice you. If you're right in tune with them, you're no better than they are, so they won't care much for you. Be just a little ahead of them.

I think if you're a creative person, you should just go about your business, do your work, and not care about how it's received.

- Shel Silverstein
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/

A Light in the Attic
http://www.amazon.com/A-Light-Attic-Special-Edition/dp/0061905852/

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Trixxie
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/trixxie-slap-on-rig?os=windows

Animator's Bibles:

Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Box Bird Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Box Bird Walk.
Head - light tilt side to side and bounce
Hips - extra side to side sway and tilt
Tail - light side to side swing and bounce
Legs - low medium steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land heel first
Wings - prop the body up, press against the ground, drag back on the passing position, land with a little flop on the tip



7.29.2015

Animation Time! - Box Creatures Bird Rig



Today's Inspiration:
“’That’s surprising.  Because every week I get a batch of cartoons from you – and I like your stuff, it’s pretty good – and every week your cartoons are about cultural stuff like art, music, history,  science.  But The Saturday Evening Post isn’t about such things. It’s a family magazine about ladies’ stockings hanging on the shower rail, kids stealing cookies out of the cookie jar, taking the dog to the vet.  Sure, our readers have heard of Picasso and Freud, but they’re not interested in jokes about them.  What they’re interested in is jokes about themselves … Well, does that make  any sense to you?’”

- Berenstain's
http://www.berenstainbears.com/
https://berenstainbears.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/team-berenstain/

Berenstain Bears -
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Berenstain-Bears-Stan/dp/0375842144

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Box Creatures - Bird
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/box-creatures

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
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Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Box Biped Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Box Biped Walk.
Head - light side to side shakes, with a little up and down
Chest - bent inward, light side to side twist and sway
Hips - rotate to offset the chest, with a little up and down bounce
Legs - low dragging backward steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land toe first
Arms - bent inward with a little swing
Hands - loose clench, overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




Animation Time! - Box Creatures Biped Rig


Today's Inspiration:
For me, a degree of ambiguity, or mystery, is the key ingredient of any artistic statement.

I often remind myself that animation is the creation of the illusion of spontaneity.
Because nothing is in fact less spontaneous than the process of animating.

- Peter Chung
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0161285/

Diablo III: Wrath
https://youtu.be/LEAPxgMCEA8

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Box Creatures - Biped
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/box-creatures

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Box Quadruped Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Box Quadruped Walk.
Head - light dip down and bounce
Chest - puffed out, light raise and lower with a little tilt and sway side to side
Hips - rotate and bounce to offset the chest and allow for the next step
Tail - light bounce with side to side swing and twist
Legs - low medium steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land heel first



7.27.2015

Animation Time! - Box Creatures Quadruped Rig


Today's Inspiration:
To be deemed to be OK, to be part of the culture, that's the kiss of death. When I'm pushing against something it helps me define what I believe. I've always been led to see what's beyond, what's round the corner. The world tries to say that this is what it is, and don't go any further, because out there are monsters. But I want to see what they are. So when I talk about the others in the group not having done more, that's because I really admire them, and I get angry when I see those with extraordinary talents not using them.

Whether I like it or not, or whether anybody else does, when I start a film I have a few ideas. And as you're getting into it, you think, 'Ooh, there's another idea,' and you're shooting some more and, 'Oh, here's another thing. Let's do that.' I'm always changing and adding. That's just the way my mind works.

- Terry Gilliam
http://terrygilliamweb.com/

Monty Python Animation
https://youtu.be/zWU4ZEtPUXc

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Box Creatures - Quadruped Rig
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/box-creatures

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Flower Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Flower Walk.
Head - light tilt side to side with overlap and sway on the petals
Chest - propped up, light up and down and rotate to favor the next move
Stem - drags on the ground, light sway and scoot
Arms - prop up the chest, low medium movements
Leaf Hands - pressed against the ground, pull in and drag on the passing position and land with a little overlap on the leaves




Animation Time! - Flower Rig


Today's Inspiration:
If you paint a man leaning over, your own back must ache.

To elevate the little into the great is genius.

- N.C. Wyeth
http://www.ncwyeth.org/

Treasure Island
http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Island-Illustrated-N-C-Wyeth-ebook/dp/B006699DDE

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Flower Rig
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/flower-rig?os=windows

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Bald Eagle - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time is a Bald Eagle Flying.
Head - light sway side to side
Chest - puffed out light compress and bounce
Tail - rotates to offset the chest, light bounce and flap with overlap on the feathers
Legs - light bounce and sway side to side
Talons - overlap and drag from the sway of the legs extending into each claw
Wings - light flap with successive movement up and down and overlap on the back feathers

Camera - parented to the chest and rotates around




7.26.2015


Animation Time! - Bald Eagle Rig



Today's Inspiration:
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

- Leonardo da Vinci
http://www.leonardoda-vinci.org/

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
https://archive.org/details/drawingsofleonar00leonuoft

Program - Maya 2014
http://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/overview

Rig - Bald Eagle
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/bald-eagle_rigg

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Ubershockies Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is an Ubershockies walk.
Bottom Wheels - light scoot steps
Top Wheels - light bounce and spin
Chassis - bounces and tilts side to side and up and down with overlap and bounce on the seats
Hood - flaps open with overlap and bounce on the headlights and bumper
Trunk - bumps and flaps open



7.25.2015


Animation Time! - Ubershockies Rig


Today's Inspiration:
I think long over any work before I commit it to paper or canvas; nor do I let it go forth without careful correction and retouching.

It is an undertaking that I do not mean to hasten.

- Gustave Dore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Dor%C3%A9

Dante's Divine Comedy
https://youtu.be/LhEnbwNoPec

Dore Bible Illustrations
http://www.amazon.com/The-Dore-Bible-Illustrations-Gustave/dp/048623004X

Program - Maya 2010


Rig - Swappable Car Rig with Ubershockies - The Any Car
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/swappable-car-rig-with-ubershockies-the-anycar

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

SciFi Bot Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a SciFi Bot Walk.
Head - bobs out and pulls back, with overlap and bounce on the neck
Chest - bent over, light twist and sway side to side
Hips - rotate to offset the chest, light bounce,  and twist to favor the next step
Legs - low-medium bent steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position land with a little suction from the toe and heel
Arms - bent up, light swing
Hands - dangle downward, overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




7.24.2015


Animation Time! - Sci-Fi Male Robot Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

- Theodor Seuss Geisel
http://www.seussville.com/
http://www.drseussart.com/

The Sneetches
http://www.amazon.com/The-Sneetches-Other-Stories-Seuss/dp/0394800893

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Sci-Fi Male Robot
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/sci-fi-male-robot-rig

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

SciFi FemBot Walk - Walk a Day

Today's walk is a SciFi FemBot Walk.
Head - light tilt and tip up and to the sides
Chest - puffed out, light sway and twist to offset the swing of the hips
Hips - extra sway and swing side to side,  with exaggerated up and down
Legs - medium high steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - hang down with a medium swing
Hands - dangle downward, overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs



7.22.2015

Animation Time! - Sci-Fi Female Robot Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Work to me is something you don't want to do, but you have to do it to live. But what I do, I would do whether anybody wanted it or didn't want it.

Try to distill the character of your subject. Understand how he moves, thinks, acts. It's difficult to put into words. Consider each drawing as a problem that did not exist before, and then try to solve that problem to the best of your ability. That is what caricature is all about.

- Al Hirschfeld
http://www.alhirschfeldfoundation.org/

The Line King
https://youtu.be/JC1t2DmCeAU

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Sci-Fi Female Robot
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/sci-fi-female-robot-rig

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Hare Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Hare Walk.
Head - light tilt, bounce, and sway side to side, with overlap and sway on the ears
Chest - light side to side with overlap and drag on the belly
Hips - light up and down, rotates to offset the chest, with overlap on the tail
Legs - low medium steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - pull up and push down
Hands - point downward then relax, with a little overlap and drag on the fingers and thumbs





Animation Time! - Hare Rig



Today's Inspiration:
I don't consider them pictures... In reality I'm not drawing. I'm writing a story with a unique type of symbol.

Comics are an international language, they can cross boundaries and generations. Comics are a bridge between all cultures.

- Osamu Tezuka
http://tezukaosamu.net/en/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Osamu-Tezuka-Manga/dp/0810982498

Experimental Film - The Genesis
https://youtu.be/loA6AvQ99Z4

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Hare
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/hare-free-rig?os=windows

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Bag Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Bag Walk.
Top - Light up and down and side to side sway, with overlap on the corners
Mid - sways and twists side to side with a little bounce, and squash and stretch
Bottom - light corner steps, drag back on the passing position, land with a little flop




7.20.2015

Animation Time! - Paper Bag Rig


Today's Inspiration:
My reason for that isn't all intellectual. It's a way of creating something that seems new. It's a very practical thing to do.

You know, I've been doing this for twenty years, and I'm continually dissatisfied. I make a religion of being dissatisfied. I don't think there is a point in doing a book and saying, "Isn't that wonderful?" Then you don't learn. When people ask what's the best book you ever did, there's no point in saying, "Oh, that was four years ago." That means everything since was worse, right? So I say, it's the next book. Then, you know, even though I've done the best book I think I can do, I know the book I'm going to do might be even better. It's all delusion, but it does keep one trying one's best.

- Arnold Lobel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Lobel

Frog and Toad
http://www.amazon.com/Arnold-Lobel/e/B000APNG74

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Paper Bag
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/paper-bag--3

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Malcolm Lip Sync Part 3 - Animation Time!



Today's Animation Time is part 3 of a lip sync guide using Anim School's Malcom Rig, focusing on expression and polishing details. Audio from the great Bob Ross!

Malcolm Rig
https://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx

Bob Ross
http://www.bobross.com/




Animation Time! - Malcolm Rig (Lip Sync Part 3)


Today's Inspiration:
There is no secret to my success. I just worked hard.

Every professional was once an amateur. I could go on spouting motivational sayings here but will spare you. Let me just say practice is the key!!

- Bruce Blitz
https://www.youtube.com/user/BruceBlitzArt
http://www.bruceblitz.com/

Program - Maya 2014


Rig - Malcolm
https://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Malcolm Lip Sync Part 2 - Animation Time!


Today's Animation Time is part 2 of a lip sync guide using Anim School's Malcom Rig, focusing on the body and head movements. Audio from the great Bob Ross!

Malcolm Rig
https://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx

Bob Ross
http://www.bobross.com/

7.19.2015


Animation Time! - Malcolm Rig (Lip Sync Part 2)


Today's Inspiration:
That is the value of pictures to make us feel life and truth!

Anybody can learn to draw. It is ease to draw, but it is very difficult to think. You haven’t material with which to think because you are all blind. Most people are blind. They don’t really see what is around them. Mention some building they have seen a hundred times. They cannot give an accurate description of it from memory. Store your mind richly by cultivating your observation.

- Howard Pyle
http://howardpyle.blogspot.com/2011/07/evening-with-howard-pyle-in-1910.html
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26862/26862-h/26862-h.htm
http://www.americanillustration.org/artists/pyle/pyle.html

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Malcolm
https://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Malcolm Lip Sync Part 1 - Animation Time!


Today's Animation Time is part 1 of a lip sync guide using Anim School's Malcom Rig. Audio from the great Bob Ross!

Malcolm Rig
https://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx

Bob Ross
http://www.bobross.com/

7.18.2015


Animation Time! - Malcolm Rig (Lip Sync)


Today's Inspiration:
We don't make mistakes, we have happy accidents.

People might look at you a bit funny, but it's okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different.

- Bob Ross
http://www.bobross.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxcnsr1R5Ge_fbTu5ajt8DQ

Happy Trees
https://youtu.be/0n4f-VDjOBE

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Malcolm
https://www.animschool.com/DownloadOffer.aspx

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Stewart Run - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time is a Stewart Run!
Head - a little bounce and side to side
Chest - light compress and bounce
Hips - medium up and down with a little side to side and twist to favor the next move
Legs - medium high running steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little foot flop, extra ball roll
Arms - medium bent swing
Hands - overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




7.16.2015

Animation Time! - Stewart Rig


Today's Inspiration:
DO WHAT YOU LOVE. If you are passionate about what you're doing, it shows. If you're having fun, it shows. If you're bored, IT SHOWS.

You MUST stay Excited and Motivated. You need to stay fresh. Expose yourself to new things. New techniques. You should be getting tired of your own s*** on a fairly regular basis. Otherwise other people will.

Stop worrying about all the other stuff—the pencils, the paper, the anatomy, all that S***. It will only get you so far. You've already got most of what you need.

But here's the deal. YOU NEED TO TAKE RISKS. Guess what? YOU ARE MOST LIKELY GOING TO FAIL. If you want it—REALLY want it, that won't stop you. You will learn A LOT.

- Joe Madureira
https://twitter.com/joemadx
http://leseanthomas.deviantart.com/journal/TO-YOU-ASPIRING-ARTISTS-FROM-JOE-MADUREIRA-368733515

Program - Maya 2014


Rig - Stewart
http://www.animationmentor.com/free-maya-rig/

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Rockwell Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Rockwell Walk.
Head - light tilt and drag from the movement of the chest
Chest - slight compress and tilt side to side
Hips - turned toward camera, rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next step, light overlap on the booty
Legs - low-medium side steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - left arm hangs back with a light sway, right arm forward with a little swing and drag
Hands - held out, overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




Ox Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is an Ox Walk.
Head - held high, light tilt and sway side to side with overlap on the neck
Front legs - flick back and plant down with a little hoof overlap
Back legs - drag back on the passing position land with a little hoof flop
Hips - light sway and twist with a little drag and overlap from the chest
Chest - leads the movement, light rotate to favor the next step
Tail - light side to side sway, with successive drag



Animation Time! - Rockwell Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Do something that only you can do!

- Sohei Niiikawa
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1672214/
http://www.nisamerica.com/

Disgaea 5 Trailer
https://youtu.be/z57Yi7c1DQM

Takehito Harada
https://twitter.com/HARATAKE

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Rockwell
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/rockwell-rig

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

7.14.2015

Animation Time! - Ox Rig


Today's Inspiration:
One day you just start looking at things as an artist. As time goes by, everything you see you see as blocks, shapes, forms, colors, hues. After years you know what you want to see on that blank canvas and you just instinctively know how to achieve it. Everything is automatically on the paper. There's no longer any terror of that blank sheet of paper. It's a welcome friend.

Finding a way of Communicating with other people that normally wouldn't want to communicate with me

- Mike Ploog
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Ploog/103982309772668
https://youtu.be/E7izMQtnQco

Art of Ploog Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/252361117/the-art-of-ploog

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Ox
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/ox-rig?os=windows

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Metal Fly Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Metal Fly Walk.
Head - light sway and tilt side to side
Thorax - sway and tilt side to side, with extra up and down
Abdomen - overlaps and bounces from the movement of the thorax
Wings - Quick rapid flaps, with a little overlap on the inner wing
Legs - sway and bounce, dragging from the movement of the thorax




Animation Time! - Metal Fly


Today's Inspiration:
It is an ancient precept that the person who would be an artist must first learn to draw. Anyone who has ever wished to become an artist - who has taken those first faltering steps down the road to art - has begun with the desire to draw. It was the love of drawing that confirmed all those initial hopes. And through all the later aspirations as long as the creative drive flourished, the urge to draw never died.

Let us venture, speculatively, one last proposal. In all the World's art, the highest inspirations, the most lofty visual expressions center around the hand.

- Burne Hogarth
http://burnehogarth.com/blog/

Dynamic Anatomy
http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Anatomy-Expanded-Burne-Hogarth/dp/0823015521/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Burne Hogarth Animated Commercial
https://youtu.be/26780aO8tsc

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Metal Fly
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/metal-fly?os=windows

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Cube Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Cube Walk.
Cube - extra up and down, light side to side, with a little twist and rotate
Legs - medium high steps
Feet - rotate back on the passing position and up on the contact
Arms - hang down, with a medium wide swing
Hands - dangle down, overlap and drag from the swing of the arm


7.13.2015


Animation Time! - Cube Rig


Today's Inspiration:
The thing that’s most important is drawing and learning how to draw better, or painting and learning how to paint better. So, how could an artist retire? I go to museums and I study a lot of art, it’s the only thing I know how to do. So, that’s what gets me up every morning and that’s why I’m still alive.

This thing about creating and being an artist and being a cartoonist is the most important thing we have: you, me, anyone else. There are other things more important, but that’s what we love. Now, how much money we make at it and how much we suffer is different for everybody, regardless of talent and that’s the way life is, it’s not fair. But if you [ever] give up drawing or painting or learning more about the arts, you’re hurting yourself because that’s all we really are.

- Ralph Bakshi
http://www.ralphbakshi.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RalphBakshi

Lord of The Rings Animated
https://youtu.be/wPe6BNPUmI0

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Cube Char
http://www.davidoreilly.com/downloads/

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Hand Crawl Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Hand Crawl Walk.
Wrist - light bounce and twist side to side, with a little rotate to favor the next forward movement
Fingers - planted on the ground and support the wrist, low medium steps
Middle Finger - held up and outward, light curl and compress inward and bounce out
Upper Arm - light overlap, bounce, and sway side to side



7.11.2015

Plugman Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Plugman Walk.
Head - light tilt and sway side to side
Chest - extra side to side sway and twist
Hips - little bounce, rotate to offset the chest, twists to favor the next step
Legs - medium high steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, light rotate forward before the contact
Arms - dangle at the sides, with a little sway
Hands - hang down, swing side to side, overlapping the movement of the arms and forearms




Animation Time! - Hand Rig



Today's Inspiration:
But the remarkable thing about going through a disheartening session is that the student is very often on the threshold of marvelous discovery

The pencil, pen, or brush are not magic wands to be waved over the paper, but are richly satisfying and rewarding instruments when perseveringly applied to a challenging piece of white paper.

- Jack Hamm
http://www.baylor.edu/lib/poage/index.php?id=57022

Cartooning the Head and Figure
http://www.amazon.com/Cartooning-Head-Figure-Jack-Hamm/dp/0399508031

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Handjobs aka "Steve"
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/handjobs-aka-steve

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Animation Time! - Plugman Rig



Today's Inspiration:
I think that is the key, to do a style and subject you love so you always put yourself into your work.

Keep drawing and searching for the message you want to tell the world with your work.

- John Shroades
http://www.johnshroadesart.com/

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Plugman
http://www.davidoreilly.com/downloads/

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Fishtank Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Fishtank Walk.
Tank - light side to side sway and twist with a little rotate
Fish - little up and down and spin around the tank
Hips - slight up and down, and twist to favor the next step
Legs - low medium steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - held out and dangle downward, light up and down with a little swing
Hands - hang down, overlap and drag from the sway of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




7.09.2015

Animation Time! - Fishtank Face Rig



Today's Inspiration:
My night thoughts lately have been along the lines of: “Do I have it in me to do another computer game? Is this what I want to do? Can I do it? What if the code-writing part of my brain has atrophied? Will I fail ignominiously? Should I just turn to screenwriting full-time?”

It doesn’t really matter a whole lot what they think – I’m the one that has to do it – but it sure as hell wouldn’t hurt to have them enthusiastic. In a few months I should have something to thrill them.

- Jordan Mechner
http://www.jordanmechner.com/
http://www.jordanmechner.com/downloads/makpopsample.pdf

Prince of Persia
https://youtu.be/zjR_AhxPnVM

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Fishtank Face
http://www.davidoreilly.com/downloads/

Animator's Bibles:

Character Animation Crash Course -
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Victor Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Victor Walk.
Head - light tilt side to side, with a little bounce and overlap on the jaw
Chest - puffed out, light sway and twist side to side
Hips - rotate to offset the chest, light delay, twist to favor the next step
Legs - low medium steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - loosely bent, with a medium swing
Hands - relaxed clench, overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




7.08.2015

Animation Time! - Victor Rig



Today's Inspiration:
... in order to maintain my enthusiasm, to start all over every time. I can’t forget what I’ve already done and learned. But I have to do something different enough that I feel like I’m learning again. That’s what makes the work interesting to me, and that’s what makes me want to go back to the drawing table.

- Chris Van Allsburg
http://hmhbooks.com/chrisvanallsburg/

Jumanji
https://youtu.be/6HWh9zjFRxE

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Victor
http://www.cgspectrum.com/apply_free_lessons_1_animation

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Sniper Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Sniper Walk.
Head - leaned forward, light tip and bounce side to side with a little overlap in the beard
Chest - bent over and pulled back, light twist and compress side to side
Hips - hung down, rotate to offset the chest, light tip and bounce side to side
Legs - low medium-wide gait steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - pulled back, rest on the gun, light up and down and keep alive
Hands - dangle downward over the top of the gun, overlap and drag from the sway and bounce of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




7.07.2015

Animation Time! - Dota 2 Sniper Rig


Today's Inspiration:
I am not sure that all of my inspiration comes from somewhere other than my own burning desire to do art. For sure part of it comes from the people in my life. Part of it comes from what is occurring in my life at any given time. Part of it comes from what is occurring in the world at any given time.

We didn’t choose art. Art chose us. It was as if we were born to do art. My Ma told me we started to draw at 3 and just never stopped. We were obsessed with it.

Most artists live in their head. Their head is filled with ideas about art and not much else.

live your art every second of your life. Never settle with your art. Continuously push yourself to do what you are sure you cannot do. Once you have mastered what you are sure you cannot master go further.

- Hildebrandt Brothers
http://brothershildebrandt.com/
http://www.spiderwebart.com/

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Dota 2 Sniper
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=187943419

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Squirrel Hop - Animation Time!

Today's Shot is a Squirrel Hop.
The Squirrel looks both ways with a little up and down and squash and stretch with overlap on the tail. He then squashes down with little hip shakes, stretches out and jumps up. He does a flip in the air, followed by a flip in the tail which does an s curve out of the arc and snaps back to the original position with a little bounce. The hips stretch back down and squash then pop back up with a little bounce and overlap in the head and tummy.




7.06.2015

7.05.2015

BBoy Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a BBoy Walk.
Head - light tip and bob
Chest - lightly bent over, slight twist and compress side to side
Hips - double bounce, rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next step
Legs - low medium steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position land with a little heel slap
Arms - hang down, with a medium-wide swing
Hands - dangle down, overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs



Animation Time! - Skinny Stomper Rig


Today's Inspiration:
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.

I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.

- Norman Rockwell
http://www.nrm.org/

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Skinny Stomper
http://longwintermembers.com/shop/

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

7.04.2015

Animation Time! - BBoy Rig


Today's Inspiration:
“We were a young team, with little experience. There was no one to tell us what  was good or bad. We went off and did what we wanted to do.”

- Ryuta Ueda
https://twitter.com/ryuta_ueda

Jet Set Radio Intro
https://youtu.be/B5JJVcarpBE

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Bboy
http://animationbuffet.blogspot.com/2010/06/b-boy.html

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Krag Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Krag Walk.
Head - light tilt and sway side to side, with a little overlap and drag in the jaw
Chest - twists to offset the hips and the head
Hips - light sway and tilt side to side, rotate to favor the next step
Legs - low, medium-heavy steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a medium heavy flop and overlap on the toes
Arms - light bounce and sway side to side
Hands - hang down overlap and drag from the sway of the arms




7.03.2015

Animation Time! - Krag Rig


Today's Inspiration:
One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant.  And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.

- Marshall Vandruff
http://www.marshallart.com/index.php
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MdSo4IwuFeAcvsltL43_A

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Krag
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/krag

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Ella Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is an Ella Walk.
Head - light tilt side to side, mouth compresses and closes then flops back open
Chest - light puff out, turns and sways side to side with a little flop on the belly
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next step, with a little overlap on the booty
Legs - low, medium-wide gait steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - held up, flop and wave frantically side to side
Hands - overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs




7.02.2015

Animation Time! - Ella Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Can't we make our lives and our literature of some value?

This film is what Art is about, and it’s about real life.

- Michael Sporn
http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/

Michael Sporn Sesame Street Short
https://youtu.be/00q0VBxx-kc

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Ella
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/ella-rig

Animator's Bibles:
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life

http://www.caseyturbos.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caseyturbos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseyturbos
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/caseyturbos

Ultimate Bony Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is an Ultimate Bony Walk.
Head - light tilt and sway side to side
Chest - extra tummy sway and compress side to side
Hips - swing and tilt side to side, with a little up and down
Legs - bent, low, medium-wide gait steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a medium toe flop
Arms - hang back behind the body, medium sway side to side
Hands - dangle downward, overlap and drag from the sway of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs