Friday, December 28, 2007

Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
wish u merry christmas monsters..
Celine Dion - So T...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Enjoy ya vacation

(image from speidies.com)


Hey folks,


I just got back from my vacation. Had been to beach and some other places. Amazing experience. M sure u guys r still on ya vacation. Enjoy and c u all on 2nd. untill then keep rocking:)

cheers
vinay

Dreamworks into India.

Hi All,

Article in CG Society.

Regards.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Animation is like drum beats

Hey folks,
Here is some interesting observation i made. Animation is more like drum beats. Y? hmmm. I dunno about u guys, it works for me. Just try this out. Take a beat. Analise it and try animating with the beat. Its awesome. Listen to some drumming and try relating it to animation. Its very similar. In drums u start playing a beat and suddenly u change the beat. the whole mood and rhythm changes. Likewise in animation. u start giving variation in the performance. It looks beautiful. Just try this. This is some thing i try out all the time. It works. Cos we humans relate to music very fast.

A simple exercise to try out is , take a ball rig. Take a beat which has a lot variation. While the beat changes, Start playing around with timing,speed,bounces and use the space on the screen.Manuittina ( My Mentor) always used to say animation is like orchestra. U need every instrument to get that melody.hehe.wierd eh?

Thats all folks

Cheers
vinay ( admin )

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ergonomics

Hi All,

This is a post on Ergonomics from Victor Navone's Blog. Please take time and read it!

Link to the Post

Cheers! and Thanks to Victor!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Creature Discomforts


CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE DISABILITY.

This is the whole campain about. Great stop motion animation. Great story and more ever its an honour that they are using this medium to change this world. Got to watch it

http://creaturediscomforts.org

cheers
vinay

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thanks to the Admins!


Today, while I was going through our Animation Monsters Blog, I found so many links that lead to informative stuff and great animators and artists. They are such a treasure for an aspiring animator. The matter is also inspirational and helpful in accelerating the enthusiasm in one to animate with more fun. If not in this Blog, I would have found these links somewhere else, but maybe at a very very later stage. But here it is, right at the time when we all need it.

So, I would like to THANK our Blog Admins and Senior Animators, Vinay and Kasana for taking such an initiative to start this blog and to encourage us to participate in it. This is a platform for us to improvise on our works and keep going. I hope that we be successful in taking this Blog far far away to a higher level.

All the best to my Monster Buddies!

Thanks once again!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

beautiful animation!

checkout this cool animation by Supinfocom students. found this on Victor Navone's Blog. Thanks Victor!

http://www.musicotherapie-lefilm.com/film.html

cheers

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

living in a town

hi guys, i did this animation yesterday when i was so bored of my life....my classes r starting only on feb so i am all free for a month r so ^_^ comments plz...

Ball with tail animation

This is the new ball with tail animation as part of my assignment. Please do let me know your valuable comments on these as well :-)

Thank you video

Corrected box jumping animation

Bonjour Monsters,

Thanks to all your previous comments on this box animation, i have corrected this to some extent for you reviews again :)

Thanks and happy animating :)
video

Excuse Me....but Its about INDIA

HI Monsters
Please excuse me for this post. But I take it as my onus to Inform all about this Article. As this awareness will bring something good to INDIA.

DID YOU know that there is a provision in the Constitution of India, as per the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1969 Act, in Section 49-O that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked, and convey to the presiding election officer that he/she doesn’t want to vote for anyone! Yes, such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. It is called "49-O".

49-O: The voter (or elector) deciding not to vote:

If an elector, after his electoral roll number has been duly entered in the register of voters in Form-17A and has put his signature or thumb impression thereon as required under sub-rule (1) of rule 49L, decided not to record his vote, a remark to this effect shall be made against the said entry in Form 17A by the presiding officer and the signature or thumb impression of the elector shall be obtained against such remark.

If you think none of the candidates at the ward / constituency are able enough to lead the community, you can always opt not to vote, but if you will use this right of yours you may start a new things in our electoral process, which will further strengthen our democracy.

It is useful in the following way:

In a ward or constituency, if a candidate wins, say by ’x’ votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than x, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled.

Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people have already expressed their decision on them. This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way of our whole political system. It is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public.

Please spread the word about this and make our fellow countrymen aware of this right. No political party (or conventional media) would campaign for it. It’s yours and my duty. So, let’s go ahead from today!

Woooooo.....
KASANA
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Got to check this out


Hey monsters
Was busy for a few days. So couldn post much. ill be posting some stuff on graph editor soon. Just some lil tips i learnt, which will help u guys out. For now check out this blog. Awesome character designer. Right now m workin with him. he s amazing. Insane

http://www.sumeetsurve.blogspot.com/


cheers
vinay(ADMIN)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

LETS START THE NAME GAME

hollaaa .......

hey guys...start suggesting names for both the monsters...i mean monster number 7 & monster number 9. see how weird it is to call someone with number ! ...so better start posting some good names. now dont keep the monster babies waiting!

EnJoy..
SuNnY

The NAME GAME

So finally ultrasound report of character has told How our Monster will look alike. Monster is expected to come this week.
In the meantime please all monsters be prepared for the NAMING CEREMONY. Please think of some funny Name for the monster.
One option we already got ' MONT MOMELO.' Suggested by Sunny.
Please let us know if you have some good option.

Huuaaa!!!
Kasana

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I will bite your INBOX

Hey Lil Monsters
I'm adding one more trait.

From now whenever any new post will be posted on this blog. I'll jump in to your INBOX to alert you. So stay alert. Go down the page. Give me a Invitation by filling your E-mail ID

Wooooooooo
Admin (Kasana)

Final Fantasy

So here is the results for our Monsters. Their is tie between 7 and 9th

In the second place with 5 votes each is 14 and 24.
The third place goes again to monsters 17 and 22 with 4 votes each... and the runner up is 10 with 3 vote.

So in this week we will work out on both the character.
Thanks to our buddy monsters Chandru and Vedanth. They have done all this job. I'm just posting on their behalf.
Thank you monsters and keep scaring.


Admin (Kasana)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My blog has been updated :)

Hey Monsters :-)

I have just updated my blog please do check out.
If possible please let me know if it was worth looking at it :)
http://rodentthought.blogspot.com/
Happy Animating,

The Race Updates!

The Race is half way down and its time for a progress report:



................ and Monsters 9 and 24 are right on the front lines (4 votes each). Followed very closely (i mean real close) by monsters' 7, 14 and 22.

Now you have got only 2 more days! So cast your votes ASAP! As a resposible Little Monster it is your DUTY, NO! DESTINY to vote.

So if you want your Favourite Monster to be the ICON of Animation Monster, then click on comments and CAST YOUR VOTE RIGHT NOW!







p.s. this does not apply to all those Little Monsters who have already voted... so you guys can relax and watch as the race goes on.....and on.....and on.....






BUT ONLY TILL FRIDAY THE 7th of DECEMBER OF THE YEAR 2007!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Cast in your votes here!

Hi! again,

Cast your votes here, in the comments section.
please vote 3. minimum & maximum

Time to Finalize the Logo!

Hi Lil Monsters,

It is a month and little more since our blog has started. It is going OK till now, except for the full participation and one of the most important thing, THE LOGO. Kasana, Vinay and Girish have been working on the logo for a long time now. It is high time that we come to a conclusion and finalize our Monster Logo. One more thing is that we have been only researching till now on the monster rather than developing one. Everytime we come with new characters, but we have to select one and develop it. Just take a look at the designs and decide which one would be the best. The designs are:





Come on now everybody, it has been made more easier for you all now. All you have to do is to vote for the best of these and the logo will be finalized.

If anybody has any more good ideas, they are most welcome. But please post them before Friday, 7th December, 2007. So start voting. Each monster has been numbered. Just post in your comments with the Monster Number. Choose any 3 monsters you want to vote for. Be quick.

Thanks & Cheers!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

lip sync

hey guys, i was just trying this lip sync out for fun....this is my 2nd try on lip syn in 3d i have done it ones r twice in 2d tho ^_^ comments plz....thank u

Finish your work in time!

Sometimes we just get bored of our assignments. We work on a single assignment for weeks and then realize that we can no more look at the same old file open. We all must have faced this at a certain point of time in our animation careers as a student or professional. There is a simple example Kasana told me, which will be helpful to all of us.


Try this, take a glass of water half filled or full, whatever, hold it in your hand for sometime. At first you will feel that the glass is light. But as little time passes, it gets heavier and heavier and our hand starts paining. So too with the assignments, if you don't finish it in time, it will become pressurizing and difficult to keep up with the new assignments. We may also get bored with work. So, keep working on them and finish them in time. Remember, Pizzas taste good when eaten hot. Same way, assignments are interesting if you can manage to keep them new. Keep adding and keep pushing. Happy animating to all of us!

Cheers, Chandra