8.31.2015


Roboter - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features the Roboter Rig.
Head - hung down, light side to side head shakes
Chest - bent over, light side to side twist and compress
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next step
Legs - low small steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position land with a little overlap in the toes
Arms - left arm hands down with a small swing, right arm propped up near the neck
Hands - left hand overlaps and drags from the swing of the arm and forearm extending into the fingers and thumb, right hand flopped over the back of the neck with a little keep alive extending into the fingers and thumb



Animation Time! - Quatchi Rig


Today's Inspiration:
It's not in the draftsmanship, it's in the man. Like I say, a tool is dead. A brush is a dead object. It's in the man. If you want to do it, you do it.

I've never done anything half-heartedly; it's a disservice to me and the audience if I do it half-heartedly.

- Jack Kirby
http://kirbymuseum.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby

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

Rig - Quatchi
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/3d-model/olympic-mascot-quatchi-3d-model

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

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8.30.2015


Animation Time! - Roboter Rig


Today's Inspiration:
When you combine realism with the fantastic, you've got a story every time

- Chester Gould
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Gould

Dick Tracy
http://www.dicktracymuseum.com/

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

Rig - Roboter
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/roboter

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
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Adam - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features the Adam rig.
Head - light bounce and sway side to side
Chest - bent over lightly, with a little tilt and sway side to side
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next backward step
Legs - low medium backwards steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - held out, bend in and back, then release
Hands - loose clench, overlap and drag from the movement of the arms and forearms, light grip and release on the fingers



8.28.2015

8.27.2015

Animation Time! - Robo'o Rig


Today's Inspiration:
practice all the time, learn the fundamentals, and recognize your bad habits or weaknesses
and try and address them as soon as possible.

be professional but persistent, and always draw or paint what you love because it shows.

- Ryan Church
http://ryanchurch.com/

Art of Avatar
http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Avatar-Camerons-Adventure/dp/0810982862

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

Rig - Robo'o Rig
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/the-robo-o-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

Pixo Jr - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features the Pixo Jr. Rig
Top - leads the movement, stretches outward, tilts up and settles, light turns off as it moves
Base - scoots forward and prompts the movement of the top, drags back and rests forward with a little recoil




8.26.2015

Animation Time! - Pixo Jr Rig


Today's Inspiration:
I just follow what inspires me as an artist and a storyteller, and stay true to myself in my work. I try to make the kinds of things I want to see out there in the world, and hope they end up resonating with other people too.

- Bryan Konietzko
http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/BryanKonietzko

Meet the Creators
https://youtu.be/i7kRkAOY8Fo

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

Rig - Pixo Jr
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/pixo-jr

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

Floursack - Animation TIme!

Today's Animation Time features the Floursack Rig.
Top - light bounce with a side to side lean and tilt
Bottom - rotates to offset the top and allow for the next step
Feet - spread out, drag back on the passing position land with a little flop
Arms - wiggle and sway side to side with overlap in the tips




8.25.2015

Animation Time! - FlourSack Rig


Today's Inspiration:
always have thirst for new things

- ztnarf
https://twitter.com/ztnarfbd
http://ztnarf.tumblr.com/

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

Rig - Floursack
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/jd-floursack

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

Memo Mime - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features the Memo Mime Rig.
Head - pointed forward and down with a little bounce
Chest- lightly bent over, with a little side to side and squash and stretch
Hips - rotate to offset the chest, and allow for the next backward step
Legs - low-medium backward steps
Feet - drag back and flop down, with overlap in the toes
Arms - stretch out and pull in
Hands - overlap and drag from the movement of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs






8.24.2015

Animation Time! - Memo Mime Rig


Today's Inspiration:
My characters evolve as I draw them. But I would love to have a more organize mind so that I could build a picture which never alters from the moment I begin to the end. I mean it would be less sportive!

Sigh – I'm never satisfied !

So I change, erase, sometime I give up, begin again and give up again and begin again until I feel and I hear the picture living!

- Jean Baptiste Monge
https://twitter.com/jbmonge
http://www.jbmonge.com/

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

Rig - Memo Mime
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/memo-mime?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

Hobo - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features the Hobo Rig.
Bottom - medium bounce, extra squash and stretch
Top - overlaps and drags from the movement on the bottom with a little extra delay
Eye - a little squash and stretch on the lid, with a bit of rotate and drag





8.23.2015

Animation Time! - Hobo Rig


Today's Inspiration:
We don’t believe in standing still and letting the grass grow under our feet! Oh no! We’re going to spring into action

Art becomes everything and the marketplace becomes secondary.

- Harvey Kurtzman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Kurtzman

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman
http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Harvey-Kurtzman-Genius/dp/B005CDUPL4

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

Rig - Hobo
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/hobo-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

Goblin Creature - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features a Goblin Creature.
Head - light bounce, with overlap and drag on the ears, jaw, and skull flap
Chest - puffed out, light side to side sway and twist with a little compress
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next step
Legs - medium wide steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with overlap on the toes
Arms - bent upward near the chest with light up and down
Hands - dangle downward, light overlap and drag from the movement of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs
Tail - light bounce and flap




Animation Time! - Goblin Creature Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Contribute in a positive way to your environment so that your name means something to people.

- Jerzy Drozd
https://twitter.com/Jerzy

Pickles and Taft
https://gumroad.com/l/taft

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

Rig - Goblin Creature
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/goblin-creature-rig--2

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 Beefy - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features Ultimate Beefy!
Head - light bounce and dip down
Chest - light side to side with a bit of compression
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next foot raise
Legs - medium upward steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little overlap on the toe
Arms - pressed against the pole, medium long upward movements
Hands - grip the pole, drag off and flop back on with overlap on the fingers and thumbs






8.21.2015

Animation Time! - Ultimate Beefy Rig


Today's Inspiration:
There’s no secret to getting better at drawing; just keep drawing every day and keep getting better every day.

Finds the artwork that inspires you and emulate it; take it apart and put back together again. If you do all this fueled by a love of the medium, you’re bound to come out better on the other side.

- Sherm Cohen
https://twitter.com/shermcohen

How to Draw SpongeBob
https://youtu.be/CVvsblmmSyc

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

Rig - Ultimate Beefy
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/ultimate-beefy

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

Mortimer Monster - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features Mortimer the Monster.
Head - light tilt and bounce with overlap and drag in the jaw
Body - medium up and down with light side to side sway and tip, and a little squash and stretch
Legs - low small steps, front steps lead followed successively by the back two




8.20.2015

Animation Time! - Mortimer (Monster) Rig


Today's Inspiration:
you don’t question it, you just start building it and make it what it is, and tell the story along the way.

[The process] is never the same, sometimes it’s very smooth, and other times it’s just beating your head against a brick wall until you’re bloody, then coming out the other side in a better place for it.

- Chris G Robinson
https://twitter.com/artofcgrobinson

Art of Chris G. Robinson
http://chrisgrobinson.tumblr.com/

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

Rig - Mortimer (Monster)
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/65321/download_page

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

Tyrannosaurus - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time is a Tyrannosaurus
Head - bent down and out, light bounce and sway side to side
Chest- bent over and out, light tilt and raise
Hips - rotated downward, twist to offset the chest
Legs - medium heavy steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position land with a heavier toe flop
Arms - bent upward light bounce and drag
Hands - drag and curl downward, overlap and delay from the movement of the arms and forearm extending into the fingers
Tail - light sway and whip side to side with successive movement throughout








8.19.2015

Animation Time! - T.Rex Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Fell off the wagon a bit there, but I'm back!

- Tom Robinson
https://twitter.com/tommonstero_o

Toms Tumblings
http://tom-monster.tumblr.com/

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

Rig - T.rex 2
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/t-rex-2-a-tyrannosarus-skeleton-rig-from-joel-anderson

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

Ren Chan - Animation Time!

Today's Animation Time features Ren Chan.
Head - light tilt and tip side to side with a little overlap and drag on the guns
Chest - light compress and tilt side to side
Hips - rotate to offset the chest with overlap and dip on the life preserver
Legs and Feet - flop and flap back and forth propelling the movement
Arms - light tilt side to side
Hands - overlap and drag from the movement of the arms
Propeller - spins and pushes the movement forward








8.18.2015

The Sniff!


The Sniff!

Rig courtesy of the wonderful folks over at Animation Mentor!
http://www.animationmentor.com/

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Animation Time! - Rensouhou Chan Rig


Today's Inspiration:
I've always loved creating a world where the rules didn't apply, a fantasy environment. My parents used to ask me why I wouldn't just draw a normal horse—I prefer to make up my own renditions of characters.

Most people can draw if they really want to. It's a matter of making the time and training your brain and hand to do what you see—just remember nobody in the universe but you can draw what's inside your pen!

- Greg Guler
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0347724/

Gargoyles Opening
https://youtu.be/OjA443qGvh8

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

Rig - Rensouhou Chan
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/rensouhou-chan-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

Bunny Toy - Animation Time!

Today's Animation is a Bunny Toy.
Head - wobbly sway side to side, with overlap and bounce in the ears
Chest - belly scoots on the ground with a little side to side and bounce
Hips - drag behind overlap from the movement of the chest
Legs and Feet - drag back behind the body overlap from the movement of the hips
Arms - propel the movement forward, low small scoots
Hands - drag out and back on the passing position land with a little flop




8.17.2015

Animation Time! - Bunny Toy Rig



Today's Inspiration:
If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Experiment. Be adventurous. Try a lot of different things. Who cares if it doesn't work out? It's only paper!

- Mary Engelbreit
http://www.maryengelbreit.com/

The Art and The Artist
http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Engelbreit-The-Artist-Paperback/dp/0740720813

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

Rig - Bunny Toy
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/bunny-toy-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

Crash Test Dummy Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Crash Test Dummy Walk.
Head - floppy and waggles side to side
Chest - bent over, light side to side sway and twist
Hips - rotate to offset the chest, light up and down
Legs - medium floppy steps
Feet - rotated outward, drag back and flop down with overlap on the toe
Arms - medium loose swing
Hands - overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs





8.16.2015

Animation Time! - Crash Test Dummy Rig


Today's Inspiration:
I've learned from almost everyone that was better than me whether I admired them or not. Come to think of it, I've learned from many that weren't considered as good as me too.

- Steven E Gordon
http://stevenegordon.blogspot.com/

Gummi Bears Intro
https://youtu.be/97QkO7nAn68

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

Rig - Crash Test Dummy
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/crash-test-dummy-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

Panther Grouper - Animation Time!

Today's Animation is a Panther Grouper.
Head - dips down and up, light tilt inward
Abdomen - follows the movement of the head with a little wave side to side
Tail - flaps back and forth propelling the movement, offsets the movement of the abdomen with a little up and down
Fins - flap forward and back






8.15.2015

Animation Time! - Panther Grouper Rig


Today's Inspiration:
You learn patience and persistence when learning to be an animator, you know?
So that’s all there really is to say. Just keep going. Just keep at it.
It you have an idea or a vision to do something, just keep at it.… Just keep at it and you’ll get there.

- Tomm Moore
http://theblogofkells.blogspot.com/

Secret of Kells Pencil Test
https://vimeo.com/33842019

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

Rig - Panther Grouper
http://edge-cgi.com/category/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

Ward Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Ward Walk.
Head - bounces and flops up and down with a little side to side, extending into the hat
Chest - light side to side tilt and bounce
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next step
Legs - medium high steps
Feet - rotated inward drag back and flop down with overlap on the toe
Arms - bounce, with a little compress and extend
Hands - extra floppy, overlap and drag from the movement of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs





8.14.2015

Animation Time! - Ward Rig


Today's Inspiration:
wonderful aura of creativity

- Clement Hurd
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Hurd

Goodnight Moon
http://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Moon-Margaret-Wise-Brown/dp/0694003611

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

Rig - Ward Classic
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/ward-classic?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

Bit Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Bit Walk.
Head - light tilt side to side, bent downward, leans over further
Chest - light hunch over, slight tilt and sway side to side, bends down further
Hips - rotate to offset the chest, light up and down and raise as the legs grow longer
Legs - low medium steps, grow longer throughout
Feet - drag back and inward on the passing position, land with a little cuff and toe flop
Arms - held upward, swing forward and raise higher
Hands - overlap and drag from the swing of the arms and forearms, loose fingers with a light clench and release




8.13.2015

Animation Time! - Bit Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Like the sundial, my paint box counts no hours but sunny ones.

- Arthur Rackham
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rackham

Arthur Rackham Treasury
http://www.amazon.com/The-Arthur-Rackham-Treasury-Illustrations/dp/0486446859/

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

Rig - Bit
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/bit

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

Tribal Warrior Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Tribal Warrior Walk.
Head - light bounce and tilt side to side
Chest - rotates to offset the hips and allow for the head moves
Hips - light up and down, twists to favor the next step
Legs - low medium steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a little toe flop
Arms - lift and bounce up and down
Hands - overlap and drag from the bounce of the arms and forearms extending into the fingers and thumbs



8.12.2015


Animation Time! - Tribal Warrior Rig


Today's Inspiration:
There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.

- Beatrix Potter
http://www.peterrabbit.com/en/beatrix_potter/beatrixs_life

Beatrix Potter Illustrated Collection
http://www.amazon.com/Beatrix-Potter-Illustrated-Collection-Illustrations-ebook/dp/B00I12X4N4

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

Rig - Tribal Warrior
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/tribal-warrior

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

G79 Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a G79 Walk.
Legs - low medium heavy steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position land with a little compression
Upper Unit - light tilt and sway side to side and rotate to offset the center
Turrets - light raise and lower






8.11.2015


Animation Time! - G79 Rig


Today's Inspiration:
I have an idea of what I want my pictures to look like in my head and if they don't match up, I find it frustrating.

I always aspire ... to create a layered experience that readers of varying age, interest, visual acuity and life experience can potentially dip into.

- Graeme Base
http://graemebase.com/

Animalia
http://www.amazon.com/Animalia-Graeme-Base/dp/0810919397/

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

Rig - G79
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/g79

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

Peacock Bass - Animation Time!

Today's Animation is a Peacock Bass.
Head - light dip down and tilt with a little keep alive on the mouth
Chest - light up and down and meander side to side with a little tilt
Fins - pull out and push back
Bottom Fins - light tilt and sway side to side
Tail - side to side flap with a little up and down to offset the chest




8.10.2015

Animation Time! - Peacock Bass Rig


Today's Inspiration:
The believability factor was the most important thing. They have to move and breathe as if they’re really alive.

Always have a little bit of story in [your] drawings. I think that's good advice.

- Chris Sanders
https://www.facebook.com/chrissandersart

Chris Sanders Sketchbook
http://www.amazon.com/Chris-Sanders-Sketchbook-5/dp/B005M1FXS6

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

Rig - Peacock Bass
http://edge-cgi.com/download-free-maya-rigs-fish-rig-pack-v2-shaun-keenan/

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

Houdini Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Houdini Walk.
Head - light bounce and tilt side to side
Chest - dips down, with overlap in the abdomen, light twist to allow for the next step
Hips - rotate to offset the chest and favor the next step
Front Legs - low small steps
Back Legs - medium high steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position land with a little toe flop
Tail - medium side to side swing with successive movement throughout



8.09.2015


Animation Time! - Houdini Rig



Today's Inspiration:
It's not the easy way out - ... if there's not blood sweat and tears in it, it's less valid to me.

In order to be an artist you have to be really diligent with your time and be very focused and not get sidetracked.

- Tara McPherson
http://www.taramcpherson.com/
https://twitter.com/taramcpherson

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

Rig - Houdini
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/houdini?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

Mortimer Walk - Animation Time!

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



8.08.2015


Animation Time! - Mortimer Rig


Today's Inspiration:
I’m one of those illustrators who will remained strapped to the drawing for days on end if somebody doesn’t stop me

Keep at it!  Draw what you love, not what you think others will like or what's in vogue.

- LeUyen Pham
http://www.leuyenpham.com/

Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel
http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Persia-Jordan-Mechner/dp/B0041T4T3A/

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

Rig - Mortimer
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/mortimer-the-mouse?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

Jeeves Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Jeeves Walk.
Head - leaned forward and down, light tilt and sway side to side
Chest - lightly bent over, with a little tilt and lean side to side
Hips - medium bounce, rotate to offset the chest and allow for the next step
Legs - medium heavy steps
Feet - drag back on the passing position, land with a heavy toe flop
Arms - right arm - pulls back and pushes forward, then tilts and twists side to side, left arm - light swing
Hands - right hand overlaps and drags from the sway and twist of the arm and forearm, left hand overlaps and drags from the swing of the arm and forearm extending into the fingers with a little clamp and drag on the thumb



8.07.2015


Animation Time! - Jeeves Rig


Today's Inspiration:
Inexperience. I think the more inexperienced you are, the more in control you think you have to be. The more experience you have, you realize you don't have to be in control.

Who cares about the puppet and craft? It's not about that. It's about compelling an audience, and touching an audience in some way.

I don't look back, I just go forward.

- Frank Oz
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000568/

Frank Oz at Work
https://youtu.be/vgLWE7lTPag

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

Rig - Jeeves
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/jeeves

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

Crossbow Walk - Walk a Day

Today's Walk is a Crossbow Walk.
Front - wobbles up and down with overlap and flop on the mount
Back - light drag and bounce up and down with a little side to side
Bow - flaps up and down with overlap on the string
Arrow - bounces and flops with a little jut forward


8.06.2015


Animation Time! - Crossbow Rig


Today's Inspiration:
It's necessary to make it clear that it goes beyond the simple quality of drawing as it's all about telling a story

The key in dealing with any character is to find the traits that make them unique, interesting and strong, and focus on those.

- Dan Jurgens
http://danjurgens.com/

Death of Superman
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Superman-DC-Comics/dp/1563890976/

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

Rig - Crossbow
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/siege-crossbow-toon?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

Groggy Lip Sync Part 5 - Animation Time!


Part 5 of a lip sync and acting animation exercise using the Groggy Rig and Audio from the always funny Jay London.

http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-rig

http://www.jaylondonlive.com/

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

8.05.2015


Animation Time! - Groggy Lip Sync Part 5


Today's Inspiration:
That's the ultimate, when you can combine the two, if you can combine the really emotional stuff with the great action, that's my favorite stuff.

For the most part, I really am self-taught, and there's good side and bad sides to that.

- Bruce Timm
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0863622/

Batman The Animated Series Opening
https://youtu.be/mC9mFPki0BY

Program - Maya 2010
http://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/overview

Rig - Groggy
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-rig

Audio from the wonderfully funny, Jay London
http://www.jaylondonlive.com/

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

Groggy Lip Sync Part 4 - Animation Time!


Part 4 of a lip sync and acting animation exercise using the Groggy Rig and Audio from the always funny Jay London.

http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-rig

http://www.jaylondonlive.com/

8.04.2015


Animation Time! - Groggy Lip Sync Part 4


Today's Inspiration:
”I liked to combine the excitement I’d experienced from books or comics or films, and then I’d try to carry on the adventure by adding to it in a picture that I did.

After school, whereas most other children would go out and play games, my ideal enjoyment would be to stay in and do lots of pictures...

- Martin Handford
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Handford

Where's Waldo
http://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Waldo-The-Fantastic-Journey/dp/0763635006/

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Groggy
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-rig

Audio from the wonderfully funny, Jay London
http://www.jaylondonlive.com/

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

Groggy Lip Sync Part 3 - Animation Time!


Part 3 of a lip sync and acting animation exercise using the Groggy Rig and Audio from the always funny Jay London.

http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-rig

http://www.jaylondonlive.com/

8.03.2015


Animation Time! - Groggy Lip Sync Part 3



Today's Inspiration:
And I believe that although Kevin Eastman and I were not the most polished writers and / or artists, we put a lot of heart into those early issues, and it came through.

... if you don’t have a passion for it – if you don’t “live and breathe, [it]” – don’t bother.

- Peter Laird
http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1
http://www.amazon.com/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Volume/dp/161377625X

Program - Maya 2010

Rig - Groggy
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-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

Groggy Lip Sync Part 2 - Animation Time!



Part 2 of a lip sync and acting animation exercise using the Groggy Rig and Audio from the always funny Jay London.

http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-rig

http://www.jaylondonlive.com/

8.01.2015


Animation Time! - Groggy Lip Sync Part 1


Today's Inspiration:
I never do a painting over again for a second time.

- Rien Poortvliet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rien_Poortvliet

Rien Poortvliet Interview
https://youtu.be/5_GVp7fTuoo

Gnomes
http://www.amazon.com/Gnomes-Deluxe-Collectors-Edition-Huygen/dp/0810998467

Program - Maya 2014

Rig - Groggy
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/character-rigs/c/groggy-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

Trixxie Walk - Animation Time!

Today's Walk is a Trixxie Walk.
Head - light tilt and sway side to side
Chest - rotates and twists to allow for the next forward move
Hips - swing and sway dragging from the movement of the chest
Legs - light side to side sway and tilt
Feet - drag and overlap from the sway of the legs and shins
Arms - prop the body up, medium low movements
Hands - press against the poles, drag down on the passing position, land with a little finger grip delay