Low Poly Halloween Animation

A few low poly animation tests created for a Halloween project created in Cinema 4D. Read more

Rigging a Character in Newton

Welcome, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to rig a character in After Effects using the Newton plugin.  First I’ll walk you through the basics of setting of a character rig then move into different case studies. Read more

Microsoft Store: Windows 7 Step Up

A large scale panoramic motion graphic piece created for the Windows 7 Step Up campaign for the Microsoft Store.  For this video wall we wanted to capture the excitement and fun feeling created from the Windows commercial. Read more

Newton After Effects Plugin Tests

A collection of motion tests demonstrating the Newton plugin applied to a character rig in After Effects.  Newton is an After Effects plugin that creates simulations and dynamics and when applied to a character you can create a ragged doll effect. Read more

Microsoft Store: Skype

Skype and Microsoft have come together once again to bring you a new and exciting theme for the MS Store video wall.  Celebrating the release of Skype on the Windows Phone the new Skype theme showcases the many different ways you can use Skype on all your Window’s devices.  Working along side Skype’s marketing team the new Skype theme features a new branding style along with exciting new animations that mirror the Window’s Phone app. Read more

Animating Pixel Art in Photoshop

Creating your own pixel animation in Photoshop is as easy as it is fun!  Using Photoshop’s Animation panel you can switch between animating with the timeline or frames view.  Heck, Photoshop can even create inbetween frames of animation between two keyframes based on the object’s position, opacity, or effects.  The process is quite simple so pull up a chair and grab some coffee and let’s get started…

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Microsoft Store: Now’s the Time

Now’s the Time… to check out the new video wall theme at your local Microsoft store.  The “Now’s the Time” video wall motion graphics were put together in just a few weeks using lots and lots of key frames and layers to create an 8 bit pixel animated look and feel.

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Create Cartoons 07: Camera

In chapter seven I show you how to animated a camera in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 06: Lights

In chapter six you get an introduction to lighting in After Effects and learn how to light a noire scene.

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Create Cartoons 05: Background

In chapter five I demonstrate how to design a background in Illustrator and set it up a 3D cartoon cityscape in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 04: Lip Sync

In chapter four I show you how to use Soundtrack to record a voice over and apply effects to it and how to lip sync in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 03: Expressions

In chapter three I show you how to animate a character using only expressions in After Effects. Read more