Misc.

Miscellaneous articles related to game animation.

AIAS 2008 Awards

It's Oscar season. More importantly for this space however, the nominations for the 2008 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences awards are in. Why is this r...

ILM On Building Iron Man

Just sneaking in before then end of the year, here is the second and far more comprehensive talk I attended at the earlier ADAPT conference. Happy new year ever...

Disney: Locator-Driven Morph Targets

The first of two sessions from ADAPT 2008 - members of the Disney team working on incoming CG film Bolt talk about their road to enlightenment regarding an inte...

Beowulf Mocap Postmortem

It's certainly some time after the event, (it's slow going when you're in the middle of a full production), but I've finally collated my remaining notes from th...

Voicing Complaints

Three years ago, when I first began this site, I posted this about voice actors complaining over the videogame industry's position of not providing the same fin...

What’s a Dhalsim?

Perhaps the best advert for any product ever. Note the convincing stunt-work from poor Vega... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3ywu4VZXdo via Kotaku...

Culprits of A Misspent Youth

Read at Mayerson on Animation: "If you make a half hour TV show and a million people watch it, you've used up 500,000 hours of human life. If you make a feat...

Pixar Technical Notes

I just discovered this nice little treasure-trove of technical notes from Pixar covering animation and rendering topics used in their film productions. http:...

Dr Kawashima’s Discrimination Training

Recently Watchdog, (a UK consumer complaint show), ran an article on DS Brain Training / Brain Age supposedly discriminating against accents - especially those ...

Mario’s Planet?

I finally concede defeat - I've played a Wii game that isn't shit. Despite being a huge fan of the Zelda series, I found even the Wii launch title Zelda to fall...

Fantastic Imagination

Jurie Horneman, (Champion of the recent Manhunt 2 credits fiasco), has posted links to several galleries displaying animation of Eastern European origin. I don'...

VR Within Grasp?

A name like a bad guy from a Van Damme flick hasn't stopped Johnny Lee from creating some incredibe 3D apps using a Wii remote connected to a PC, most recently ...