For Approval

http://www.cgsociety.org/news/article/2998/for-approval Here’s a great short animation from the folks at mainframe.co.uk, it’s a fun reversal on what you expect to happen based on your pre-conceptions. The physics simulations and sound effects work together very well to make it all more enjoyable.  

The tech of PIXAR part 1: Piper – daring to be different

https://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-tech-of-pixar-part-1-piper-daring-to-be-different/ Here’s a great article about the technical challenges faxed by pixar when making the short film Piper, focusing on simulating sand realistically. It’s a fairly easy read and doesn’t get too technical but it’s a great look into some of the aspects of film making that people don’t always …

Making a Sled Animation with Dynamic displacement in Blender by Jason Kessler

Here’s a fun little tutorial series from Jason Kessler, he shows you how to make a snow sled animation by using dynamic paints features. Some nice results from this tutorial and dynamic paint is something I haven’t used much of before so it’s nice to see how it can be used.

Self-Portrait Progression (2014 – 2016) + Breakdown – (AMupdates)

Check out this outstanding self portrait by AMupdates (blenderartist username), the attention to detail is wonderful and the result is very realistic looking. Click on the image to be taken to the blenderartists thread where you can see a comparison to an older attempt and a breakdown of how the …