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Weekly roundup

posted by simonunger December 2, 2016 0 comments

So much cool stuff this week! Let’s get into it…



Annie Awards announced their list of nominees. Check them out HERE!



James Benson published a fantastic demo reel of his work on Firewatch. A great example of how to present your work in an appealing way


New Pioneers showed off their fantastic new rigging and animation pipeline:


Teaser for a new short, Sonder, was released. It’s made entirely in Unity!



GDC has made the animation Tips and Tricks talk from the Animation Bootcamp available on their YouTube channel!


Brad Clark from Rigging Dojo put up a great tutorial video on using layers to clean up foot and hand plants:


A great talk by Laurent Delayen from Epic about the animation pipeline for Paragon. Check it out HERE!



The Game Awards were this week and showed a ton of great stuff. If you missed it, check out the recording:


On a selfish note, the game I’ve been working on was finally announced during the awards as well. Here’s the trailer we made for it:

You can also check out our website and forums HERE!



Gwen Frey continues to put out some fantastic podcasts, make sure to check in often for new episodes HERE!


I know I didn’t catch everything this week, so if you have something I missed you think is worth sharing, leave a link in the comments!



Weekly Roundup

posted by simonunger November 1, 2016 0 comments

Back again with some stuff you may have missed this last week in games and animation!



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.



Blair McNaughton

And a progression reel, also by Blair McNaughton…

And we missed posting this last week, but Jonathan Cooper put out a great reel of his work on Uncharted 4 along with some progression shots.



Dishonored 2 live action (fan made) trailer…

And Titanfalll 2…



Check out this awesome gallery of pencil tests HERE!



If you’ve ever dreamed of animating on a Star Wars project, you’re in luck! Dan Lowe tweeted a couple of positions that just opened up at Visceral Games…



Gwen Frey and Chris Slight posted a short but entertaining podcast!


As always, feel free to share in the comments or in the forums if you have anything else you’d like to share from the last week!


Weekly Roundup

posted by simonunger October 22, 2016 1 Comment

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 HERE. Be sure to check out the rest of Jonathan’s site, it’s a great resource for all things game animation.

Speaking of Kristjan, he started an awesome project where he does in-depth demo reel critique, discussing content, giving animation feedback, and general tips about what companies and leads are looking for in an applicant. Looking forward to the next instalment!


Demo Reels

Some inspiring new reels we came across this week…

Mike Safianoff:


Fernando Falero:


William Teo:



Ending it on some sad news. United Front Games, well known for Sleeping Dogs, announced that they closed their doors this week. We wish everyone affected all the best and hope everyone lands on their feet quickly! You can read more about it HERE.


If you have anything we missed that happened recently, feel free to add it in the comments or post it in the forum!