Bubblicious

I don't want to bog down the blog with everything cool I find because the internet is such a gold mine of cool things but it would be a shame not to share this amazing stop-motion, paper cutout animation. Also courtesy of Damien, I would like to introduce you all to Rex the Dog in "Bubblicious".Bubblicious from Rex...

The missing link discovered!

That's right folks, I've found it: the link to our Facebook group! Rejoice one and all! And when you're done rejoicing, join the group! C'mon now, even giant robots, inanimate objects and states of mind have their own Facebook page these days. What's your excuse?

2021 AnimState of the Industry Survey Results

I am so sorry for the delay in releasing all of this data. I had hoped to get this released shortly after the Animation Exchange Recording, where I broke down many of the most anticipated results, but then time got away from me. I guess this is better late than never!

Disney re-used footage and animation cliches

I'm sure all us animation nuts have seen the side-by-side Disney cells but here are a lot of the sequences side by side. Some are just re-used cliches but others are clearly re-used footage.Purists may balk but remember commercial animation needs to be great and efficient. Don't work hard; work smart!

Weekly Roundup

Some cool or interesting stuff that happened in the world of games and animation:   New Trailers The long awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer came out this week!   Interesting Articles The always awesome JC Delanoy posted a great article about common game animation mistakes. Tons of great info packed in here. CHECK IT OUT HERE! Jonathan Cooper posted a fantastic interview with Kristjan Zadziuk...

2021 Animation Exchange – Submissions are OPEN!

Animation Exchange 2021 - Speaker Submissions are open!
After the very strange events of March 2020, our carefully laid Animation Exchange 2020 plans were scattered to the winds. Our organizers slumped away defeated, retreating to fight another year. Well, now that time has come. We've regrouped and we are looking to the future, equipped with newly made plans for a fully online...

Mike on the 10th Muse Podcast

Our very own Mike Jungbluth is a guest on the 10th Muse Podcast, episode 19! Damn good episode, take a listen. 10th Muse Podcast

Ryan again meets his Muse

Mr.Duffin himself is the guest on this weeks episode of the 10th Muse Podcast. Give it a listen!

2020 Animation Exchange Schedule & Speakers

We are excited to announce the fourth annual Animation Exchange on Tuesday, March 17th starting at 12pm Pacific Time! Just like the last three years, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! And this year we will be streaming on our very own AnimState Twitch channel! So make sure to follow us, so that you will...

Black Lives Matter

The animation community, like the larger entertainment community, is not nearly diverse enough. We at AnimState can and should be doing more. So, to start, we would like to provide a spotlight on some of the amazing Black animators and artists already in the industry, that you should be following online We are all better for having them as our peers and...

2014 GDC Animation Bootcamp

After the resounding success of last year, I proudly present the return of GDC Animation Bootcamp on March 17th! Taking what we learned from last year and listening to the feedback, I believe we have packed this one day event full of the practical, animation focused talks everyone loves, delivered by some of the most inspiring animators in the industry. But...

Mike’s IGDA Singularity Animation Talk

As I mentioned on the last episode of the show, I had an IGDA talk about Singularity's animation, specifically how muti player helped to define single player enemies. Well, the show is now online for the viewing pleasure of everyone outside of cheddar-land and features not only myself, but a designer from the game.  On top of that Manveer Heir...

2015 GDC Animation Bootcamp Schedule

Here are the speakers and talk summaries for the 2015 GDC Animation Bootcamp! I hope to have an episode of the podcast interviewing each presenter like the previous years at the beginning of the year. As you can see, it is even more varied in content and disciplines than years past, which I believe speaks to the evolution of the skills required for game...

2018 Animation Exchange Times and Schedule

One of the regular pieces of feedback we got last year was that the Animation Exchange started too late. So this year, we are starting earlier, so that even more people can catch it live! Starting at 12pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 20th, get your favorite animation friends gathered around a screen and enjoy all the knowledge sharing and...

GDC 2017 Videos

All of the 2017 GDC Talks have been added to the GDCVault and 6 of the #GDCAnim talks have been made free! Animating 'Dauntless': Slaying AAA Animation on the Indie Scale Animation Microtalks Animation Tricks of the Trade Cuphead Process and Philosophy First Person Animation of 'Overwatch' Realistic Performances in Games I have updated the 2017 GDC Animation Bootcamp Talks post to have each talk listed link directly to...

Weekly Roundup

Back again with some stuff you may have missed this last week in games and animation!   NEWS The much anticipated Battlefield 1 went live! The SAG-AFTRA Foundation went on strike regarding voice over compensation and contract details. This strike has wide reaching impact on the games industry and even non-guild VO actors as well. Read more about it HERE.   DEMOS Blair McNaughton And a progression...

2021 Animation Exchange Talks and Speakers!

We are excited to announce that on March 24th-26th the Animation Exchange is again coming to you LIVE on Twitch and Youtube! And like always, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! While we will still be focused on bringing some of the best...

Round Table – Mass Effect: Andromeda

"Criticize their work, that’s fine- as creators we often welcome critique as a way to better ourselves and the product we provide to gamers." With so much attention being paid in the last week to the animation issues seen in the previews leading up to Bioware's next big release, Mass Effect: Andromeda, we thought it would be interesting to get a...

2017 GDC Animation Bootcamp Talks

Monday, February 27th will mark the Fifth Annual Animation Bootcamp at GDC! What started five years ago to fill the void of animation knowledge sharing has grown into THE place to speak about all things game animation. And this year is no different! From Indie to AAA, we have the people working on some of the best animated games out there, breaking...

2018 Animation Exchange Recorded Talks

Photo by Melissa Shim Well that came and went fast! What a complete honor and joy it was to spend 10+ hours with some of the most passionate and dedicated animators I know. I am continually humbled and inspired by their work. I hope you were able to catch some of the stream live, to take part in the chat...
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