Saturday, April 30, 2011

A decade of Indian animation

Hey guys here's a nice article on the Indian animation history of 10 years. Check it out!

Friday, April 29, 2011

CameraMan for Maya iPhone app

How cool would it be to control your MAYA camera manually instead of painstakingly
animating it! Well here's how! :D

Quote: CameraMan for Maya® is an iPhone app that allows you to
control a 3D camera in Maya using an iPhone. The purpose of
CameraMan is create handheld camera effects by using the Gyroscope
in the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation as a motion capture device.

Big thanks to Wes McDermott!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Real or Render? Can you tell the difference? Play the game to win a Wacom tablet.

Real or Render? Can you tell the difference? Play the game to win a Wacom tablet.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Drawing inspiration

Absolutely beautiful! Check out its production blog here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

AnimRigs contest further blocking

Hey guys here's a quick update. I didn't really work on the robot yet,
just the dog in the end. I'm a little confused which ending looks
better and not stretched, yet conveying the message.
I'm personally harping on the second one, but I'll need your opinion too! :D
Thanks guys!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

AnimRigs contest blocking

Hey fellas, long time!! I'm taking part in the AnimRigs contest (the prizes are superb!!). So here's my rough

blocking. I really need some fresh eyes on this so lemme know where I'm going wrong,
what I need to push or tone down etc etc, before I take this shot too far.
I got time till 8th May to finish this. BTW that robot guy's lipsync is just basic. I wanted
to see if I could convincingly animate that guy to talk (considering all that his jaw does is go up,
down and sideways).

P.S. I plan to further put a bone in the dog's bowl that's got cobwebs around it (I'll even put
cobwebs around his kennel) and I'll fill up the Robot's area with
lot of goodies (like toys, books etc).

Edit: Darn! The QT video gets cropped on screen right (in Google Chrome). I suggest you guys to
either zoom into the Google chrome page or watch it in Firefox or download the video. :)

EDIT 2: Here's the Flipbook test of the shot (I had the robot
spinning a basketball initially but dropped the idea because it
could mislead people to thinking the dog simply wants to know
"honestly" how to spin the basketball! Haha!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

T-shirt design Noir

My design for the Threadless Noir contest. Please do vote if you liked it. You can sign in using ur FB account.

Thanks in advance - Rosh

Friday, April 8, 2011

Support Anna Hazare to fight corruption

Nothing to do with animation, but a lot to do with our country (and that affects animation too, indirectly or directly). We all know Anna Hazare, a 73-year-old Gandhian, is observing a fast until death in order to pass the Jan Lokpal bill to fight corruption, one of the worst evils of our society. I request all of you to support this great figure and sign this petition to force Govt to take action.

And yes, spread the word! IT'S NOW OR NEVER!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cameron Fielding

Hey folks

Check this shot review by Cameron Fielding . I love the way the animator has blocked the shot . There is some nice stuff what Cameron talks about. If u guys want your shot to be reviewed , go to his site and check it out


"Indian Animation industry is struggling to survive" - N. R. Panicker

"Indian Animation industry is struggling to survive" - N. R. Panicker

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

“The Walk” part one

“The Walk” part one

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Harish.K: Body Language : What Hands and Arms Say About Peop...

Harish.K: Body Language : What Hands and Arms Say About Peop...: "There are a few basic rules you have to dredge up when looking at hand gestures..n here is a great n simple thing about hands n more links...."

iAnimate Promotional video Promotional video from iAnimate on Vimeo.

This is gonna be awesome!!