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Green Lantern: The Animated Series Trailer
First Footage of Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Warner Bros. Animation has released the first video teaser for the forthcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Executive Produced by Bruce Timm, the much loved animator behind such DC Comics-based hits as Batman: The Animated series and Justice League Unlimited, the series is animated with 3D CGI models, stars Green Lantern Hal Jordan and the rest of the famous characters of the Green Lantern Corps, and will debut this year on Cartoon Network. ... read full article >
Disney Announces La Luna Short
Disney has released the synopsis and first image from Pixar's latest CG short LA LUNA, directed by Enrico Casarosa and produced by Kevin Reher. LA LUNA is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions? The short will premiere at Annecy, which runs from June 6-11, 2011. read full article >
How to Choose a Animation School
How to Choose a Animation School
Many of us grew up with the dream of one day becoming an animator but up until maybe 20 years ago that dream was almost impossible for most people to achieve. At that time becoming an animator meant going to college studying illustration graduating and hopefully you found an apprenticeship with a professional animator. There were very few colleges that offered degrees in animation but all that's changed if you want to become an animator nowadays there is a clear path you can take, attend a college that offers a degree in animation...... read full article >
How Animated Movies Are Made
How Animated Movies Are Made
What is animation? Animation is the art of brining something to life. How it's brought to life can be done any number of different ways. It can be drawn, like Mike Surrey here to the right. You can make a model of it and move it, like in "The Nightmare Before Christmas." You can put it on a computer, like Toy Story. Or you can cut out bits of paper and move the paper, like (yech) South Park (the original one anyways). You can even move whole people around, photographing them one frame at a time, so they can move without walking. All of these are different forms of animation...... read full article >

Reel of the week

Jenn Nguyen 3D Modeler
1.Low poly model, based on a illustration by Sarah Mensinga.

modeled in Maya, UV mapped in Maya and UV Layout, textured photoshop

2. Model " creepy" designed by artist Everett Downing.

modeled in Maya and Zbrush

3. Car models Nissian 350z and Mini cooper

modeled in Maya

4. Model is based on a character " Nixie" in the book "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide.

modeling was done in Maya, sculpted and painted in Zbrush, UV mapping done UV layout.
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Top Animation Schools

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division

Media Arts & Animation Bachelor's Degree

2D Animation Certificate program

3D Animation Certificate program

Animation Production Certificate program

Full Sail University

Bachelor's Computer Animation

Game Art

Game Design

Westwood College

Bachelor Degree - Animation

Bachelor Degree - Game Art

Bachelor Degree - Game Software Development

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