Miles Cheng

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Artist of the Day: Sophie Diao

Sophie Diao studied animation at CalArts and now works as a “doodler” at Google after interning there during the summer of 2012. Her work for Google …

Art

Watch Disney's color palette evolve over 52 films in new history app

Some of Disney's magic is landing on the iPad today. With a new app called Disney Animated, the movie studio is hoping to give fans an in-depth look at its history and filmmaking process, as well as some never-before-released relics that were made along the way. The app presents all of that history …

I Must Live There: 'My Neighbor Totoro' House Built IRL

This is a real life reproduction (complete with furnished interior!) of Satsuki and Mei's house from 'My Neighbor Totoro'. Apparently it was built …

Watch: 70-Minute Animation Masterclass With Tim Burton

Way back in 2010, just a few months removed from the wild success of his post-converted 3D take on “<b>Alice In Wonderland</b>,” <b>Tim Burton</b> visited the Bell …

Throwing shade: how Pixar changed the way light works for 'Monsters University'

Inside the studio's new Global Illumination system<p>Pixar has a long history of building new software between projects (most recently overhauling its rendering software for <i>Brave</i>), but in the run-up to <i>Monsters University</i>, the changes cut particularly deep. As planning kicked in, director of …

【WonderoxFlyingV】皮克斯為什麼讓我們驚嘆?因為創意不是一兩個天才的事

文/Sandy<p>(photo made by Sandy; source ;principle is from HBR)<p>最近上檔的〈怪獸大學〉喚起我們對〈怪獸電力公司〉的印象,他的票房也是一路長紅,在美國蟬聯冠軍,然而,為什麼這部沒有驚心動魄的爆炸場面、沒有壯觀的冰川美景、沒有扣人心弦感情戲的動畫片可 …

“We wanted to make a movie for people to show them that sometimes you have to let go of the idea of what you thought defined you and find out what really defines you.” - Monsters University director Dan Scanlon

The Art of "Despicable Me 2"

For all of its success at the box office, <i>Despicable Me 2</i> lacks something that nearly every other major animated film has: an ‘art of/making of’ book. …

Animation

CGI 3D Clothes Making Demo : Using "Marvelous Designer 2"

Amazing

Bococo

Dynamic Strand Test

Videography

Maya and Mental Ray - Simulate movie lights with HDR textures

Arnold Maya Rendering Tutorial - basic interior sunlight - 3D files avail free at Dropbox

Disney Lionking Pumba Tribute with Audio commentary

Walt Disney Company

Ru (English subtitles) http://bit.ly/18BOz7H

Sector/Segment Area

<i>* Watch in highest quility possible*</i><br>To work out the area of the segment and sector you will use the formulas:<br>Area of Sector = ½ × (θ × π/180) × r2</i> …

Update – MatCap (litsphere) shading in Softimage 2013

By andy<p>A discussion about <b>Mudbox</b> and <b>Zbrush</b>-style shading arose on the Softimage mailing list. Their signature look comes from “MatCap” shaders …

Game Development

A Look Inside Gear - Part 1

Lego Time?

After a really long time, I have finally some time to work on something personal. So, I though I would like to do something that I've always loved, …

Custom cage deform scripts

This is a result of some exercises, which I done when try to learn scripting in Softimage. There are three scripts and ICE-compaunds: 1. PointToPoint …

SIGGRAPH 2013 - Implicit Skinning: Real-Time Skin Deformation with Contact Modeling

Lyon

Rotating Polygons randomly in ICE

Workarounds for caching ICE attributes [and sidestepping ICE optimizations]

Because of how ICE is optimized, it won’t bother setting data if you never use that data (see Beware of ICE Optimizations here). For example, suppose …