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Articles in Category: 2014

Meet Zoey

on June 12, 2014

Our latest rig release is a really appealing female character named Zoey. Beautifully designed & modeled by Kevin Webb, and rigged by the very talented Victor Vinyals. She has been rigged with full feature controls on her body, face and hair to allow our students to get nice broad actions, as well as fine level tweakers for more close up subtle shots. Zoey is the first of many more cartoony type characters to be added to our awesome line up.  We will announce and release our next cartoony male character very soon.

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iAnimate On The Road - Pixel Animation 2014 Quebec, Canada

on June 05, 2014

Back in April, iAnimate was "On the road" at Pixel Animation with a line up of all-star artists. list of iAnimate speakers at Pixel Animation 2014:

  • Bennie Terry (Technical Art Director at Spark Unlimited)
  • Bryan Wynia (Senior Character Artist at Hi-Rez Studios)
  • Hyrum Osmond (Supervising Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Izzy (Visual Development Artist at Riot Games)
  • Jalil Sadool (Animator at Dreamworks)
  • Joshua Ochoa (Senior Technical Artist at Robotoki)
  • Justin Yun (Creative Director/CCO at Section Studios)
  • Kevin Rucker (Senior Animator at Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Kris Pearn (Head of Story at Sony Pictures Animation)
  • Mathieu Di Muro (Senior Animator at ILM)
  • Pierre Perifel (Head of Animation at DreamWorks Animation)
  • Scott Holmes (Animation Supervisor at Nickelodeon Animation Studios)
  • Simon Unger (Lead Animator at Robotoki)
  • Ted Ty (Animator at Dreamworks Animation)
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Testimonial from Suresh Padmaraj - iAnimate Feature student

on May 26, 2014

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I was enrolled in workshop4 in spring 2014. I live in Vancouver, Canada, currently working as an Animator for Piranha Games Inc. There was a BIG career fair here today. About 30 companies participated in it. Almost everyone who saw my reel immediately recognized iAnimate from its characters. They had nothing but good words about iAnimate students. It was amazing. They loved the appeal in the characters and yeah, they liked the animation too. :)  iAnimate is a great school. I am waiting to return back. Jason, I miss your weekly lectures so much. iAnimate has a great reach and its amazing to be a part of it's community.

- Suresh Padmaraj

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iAnimate presents Jacob Gardner

on May 08, 2014

iAnimate interviews feature film animator and instructor Jacob Gardner. Jacob has been working at Dreamworks Animation for over 5 years on films such as Shrek Forever After, Megamind, Puss in Boots, and Rise of the Guardians. Jacob found a love for animation at an early age. As early as seven years old, when he could have been found poorly mimicking the genie in Disney's Aladdin, Jacob knew he wanted to create living and loving animated characters. Enjoy this insightful and entertaining interview; and see if you can recongnize the special guest cameo.

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