Hey Guys!! This is really exciting, so I wanted to share it on my tumblr too! :D

Rovio officially released the Angry Birds Stella trailer for comiccon today! Look at how beautiful it is!

I’ve had the honor to work on the Stella Telepods toy line, which is also on display at comic con right now : ) Check it out, its going to be great!!

Check out the rest of the product pictures here!

I’m super excited for The Strain tv series! I love the gnarly, monster-y vampire designs in the comic, so I hope the show does it justice. The first ep was pretty good, but a little cheesy (which all vampire movies tend to be and thats totally cool)
It’ll be a nice break from all the sexy vampire stuff on tv recently.

I’m super excited for The Strain tv series! I love the gnarly, monster-y vampire designs in the comic, so I hope the show does it justice. The first ep was pretty good, but a little cheesy (which all vampire movies tend to be and thats totally cool)

It’ll be a nice break from all the sexy vampire stuff on tv recently.

snaggle-teeth asked:

How do you get your GIF's so clean and clear and not pixelly or grainy?

I usually start with exporting the animation as a .mov file out of AE at the lowest filesize/compression I can while still keeping a nice image. I’m not really sure if this step does anything to to help the quality of the gif in the end, but I do it by habit now. Then I use the .mov file in photoshop to Save for Web. These are the settings I usually use! I try to keep it on No Dither to avoid the grainy feeling.

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My stuff does still lose a bit of quality like you can see in the comparison but because I use a lot of textures in the shading of my characters it kind of hides the compression!  Tumblr’s gif limit is so small though, sometimes the grain is unavoidable if you want to keep the file size down.
This gif was pretty much murdered by the file size limit.

Anonymous asked:

First of all, your stuff is really really cool O: and your AE animations are really making me want to try animating AE myself! But I was just curious, what about the rigging in AE that makes it such a long process? O:

Ahh thank you!! :D Totally try it out, its a lot of fun!

It’s just time consuming like any process would be. Rigging always seems to be a long process (3d and 2d) because its a lot of testing and trial/error throughout. Every time I get one controller done, I need to make sure it works right with the other parts, make sure nothing is exploding or controlling the wrong things etc. But its worth it to test as you rig. I totally broke my rig by accident a few times while putting together beans just from stupid mistakes (or coding decides its gonna be lame and not work) .

It also depends on the character! My other animations I tended to simply animate the puppet pins themselves. The kermit animation I did was only a few layers, and I only rigged the hands/body to move with puppet pins. Everything else was just animating rotates and some warping effects.  Because Beans is one of my more complicated characters, and because I’ve learned a lot more about AE i wanted to try to put as many controls in as possible for some really sweet animations :D

I have spent the entire day trying to render out this painting, and it just keeps going to crap.  I have been so frustrated by this, I’ve been clenching my teeth so hard without realizing it while i was working that I gave myself some serious headache. X_X 
So here’s my rough underlying sketch of it. I have got to take a break from this before my head explodes.
It’s Magic Bunny’s first encounter with Beans. He meets her when she’s still living in the doll graveyard.

I have spent the entire day trying to render out this painting, and it just keeps going to crap.  I have been so frustrated by this, I’ve been clenching my teeth so hard without realizing it while i was working that I gave myself some serious headache. X_X

So here’s my rough underlying sketch of it. I have got to take a break from this before my head explodes.

It’s Magic Bunny’s first encounter with Beans. He meets her when she’s still living in the doll graveyard.