Articles tagged with: workshop

New Modeling for Animators instructor Sean Callan

on July 26, 2013

iAnimate instructor Sean Callan would like to welcome Sean Callan to our roster of professionals who are teaching here. Sean will start in September teaching our Modeling for Animators workshop. Sean is a Certified Maya Instructor and has been modeling for 15 years with practical experience creating both hard surface and organic models for TV/film and real time simulations. He's just finished up co-modeling four new character car models for the Hasbro on the upcoming Transformers 4 movie. If you've ever wanted to spice up your animation scenes to help really "sell" your shot, come join our Modeling for Animators workshop!


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Be sure to check out the Modeling for Animators page to read his full bio and read the updated workshop breakdown to see what you'll be learning.

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New iAnimate workshop - Modeling for Animators

on April 20, 2013

Have you ever wondered how those characters, sets, and props in your favorite films are created?  As an animator, have you been afraid to venture out into the unknown territory of computer modeling. Then this class is for you! We'll be showing you beginner's techniques, how to's, and tips so that you can now learn to sculpt simple to moderately sophisticated objects in Maya.  With this course, you'll learn how to make your own props, create a simple set, and remove the mystery of all of those tools and buttons in the polygonal model tool set.  You can listen to an interview Jason Ryan had with Larry Whitaker (modeling instructor) during one of Jason's live weekly demos, as well as visit the Modling for Animators page: HERE

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CTN Animation Expo Video

on October 18, 2012

CTN Animation Expo Video

If you could ask the artists about their techniques, experience, what they feels is the next step in the film or game industry, or anything at all, what would it be? Share your questions and comments via Facebook, Twitter or email us. We have an awesome panel and we want  you to participate and be part of it.  

There's a lot to talk about and we will do our best to answer and cover  the topics you want to hear. 

Link to Video

Thanks, iAnimate

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Don't Play It Safe

on August 22, 2012

Don't Play It Safe

Now that the spring/summer workshop has ended and we are all on break for a bit, I get to do three things. 1) Go to bed early. 2) Browse the new collection of student reels and feel woefully inadequate. And 3) attempt to recall what the most frequent advice was that I gave over the previous fourteen weeks, and decide what I might do to build a lecture around that topic.


This last block I had two frequently occurring broad notes; “Animate from the core,” and “Don’t play it safe.”  Animating from the “core” requires a lot of explanation and example, so I may tackle that in a future post.  


Let me, however, try to describe what I mean when I suggest to an animator not to be “safe.”...

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