Five years after it’s first launch, the Iroquois Creation Story (or ICS for short) is enjoying a mini-revival in 2020. With the sparking of a brand-new (old) conversation about diversity in animation and appropriate cultural … Continue reading Revisiting the Iroquois Creation Story in 2020
In this age of COVID-19, I suddenly remembered the commercial animated series, Commander Safeguard. He taught children (and adults) about the importance of hand-washing, and made people understand that even though germs were invisible, they … Continue reading Commander Safeguard Lives!
The Character Mosaic Project aims to increase representation of minorities and under served populations by making a number of ethnically accurate characters available online. The hope is to encourage animators and artists to produce more … Continue reading The Character Mosaic Project
I enjoy building specific characters for my classes to help them practice visualizing animations for a variety of characters. This includes different types of ball rigs, a squirrel rig (basically a ball rig with a … Continue reading Bob Walk Animation
Every year, my intro to 3D modeling class directs the creation of a hybridized character as we explore how to model organic creatures. After about 5 years of classes, I seem to have built up … Continue reading Fear the Mascot: Ribbon Spine
The Character Mosaic Project aims to make diverse characters more accessible thereby encouraging animators and filmmakers to make more ethnically inclusive stories. As these characters get refined, they will be made available to broader audiences … Continue reading The Character Mosaic Project
Super excited to have completed this intensive yet illuminating course with the CG Master Academy with Nico Sanghrajka! I’m so inspired I can’t wait to redesign my own rigging class to reflect the new information!
This is a freshman class in the semester system. Students are introduced to Maya and the 3D space and then led through various modeling exercises. Concepts of character design are also discussed and are visible … Continue reading Modeling 2014 – D Givens (mov)