Misc.

Miscellaneous articles related to game animation.

The Best Reload Animations

In a follow-up to their Best Hand Animations post from earlier this year, PC Gamer have compiled a gallery of their favourite reload animations from PC games ol...

1994 Acclaim Mocap Promo

This video that screams of the 90's is an amazing look back at the early stages of video game mocap, via director Remington Scott, in purportedly the first moca...

Classic Sega And SNK Pixel Art Tools

Videogame archivist @VGDensetsu has two great tumblrs featuring pixel art tools from Sega and SNK. It's fantastic to see the connection between paper-drawn pixe...

Earthworm Jim 2: Behind The Scenes

This classic behind-the-scenes from 90s UK video game show Bad Influence has a section highlighting the traditional animation linework that went into creating t...

A Brief History Of Ragdoll Physics

"From noodle arms to... well, more noodle arms, ragdoll physics have been adding realism and challenge to games since the mid-90s. Here's how ragdolls got their...

Animation Mentor Game Animation Fundamentals

Animation Mentor is offering a six-week Game Animation Fundamentals workshop starting June 2016. Create then play your animation cycles in Unreal Editor 4. "St...

Tomb Raider Wins 2016 SXSW Animation Award

Congratulations to animation director Brandon Fernandez and the whole team at Crystal Dynamics. Despite an identical nomination list to the DICE awards they bea...

David Gibson Wins Video Game Annie Award

Activision Blizzard's David Gibson wins the 2016 Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Video Game Annie Award for his creature work on Evolve. Take ...