Computer Animation Screenings: Week 8.2

A Bit More Visual Music

Dynamics of the Subway / Haisuinonasa (Official Video) from Keita Onishi on Vimeo.

How to Draw With Code

Data – Intersection = Sound

Conductor: www.mta.me from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.

Sound Generates Animation: Processing and Blender

Howler Monkey by Meier & Erdmann from Víctor Doval on Vimeo.

Mo-Cap and Point Cloud

The Performer from Michael Gugger on Vimeo.

Takeshi Nakatsuka – JAPANESE BOY from Sugie on Vimeo.

Computer Animation Screenings: Week 3.2

Takeshi Murata produces extraordinary digital works that refigure the experience of animation. His innovative practice and evolving processes range from intricate computer-aided, hand-drawn animations to exacting manipulations of the flaws, defects and broken code in digital video technology. Whether altering appropriated footage from cinema (B movies, vintage horror films), or creating Rorschach-like fields of seething color, form and motion, Murata produces astonishing visions that appear at once seductively organic and totally digital.

-Electronic Arts Intermix

Drew Tyndell: Uses Tradition techniques but wonderfull inspiration! In addition he makes beautiful sculpture wall pieces.

 

Shape Layer Fun!

Down The Rabbit Hole 2016 from Agent Pekka on Vimeo.

Breaching the Seawall | Modern Love from Adam Wells on Vimeo.

Mouse On Mars – Cream Theme from ZEITGUISED on Vimeo.

Colour Keys from david daniels on Vimeo.

The Divide from Brent Sievers on Vimeo.

Computer Animation Resource Links

Lynda.com

One of the requirements for this course will be reviewing weekly tutorials on the Lynda website. Please make sure to understand the software concepts we’ll be working with before attending class. To log in and access the tutorials use your RISD email address and password . In most cases you’ll be reviewing specific chapters from the the tutorials but feel free to pursue additional chapters if you understand the basic concepts. Here’s links to tutorials for each week:

Before Class One on February 12:

After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete chapters 1-3

Before Class Two on February 19th:

After Effects Apprentice 14: Shape Layers with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete chapter 1.

Before Class Three on February 26th:

After Effects Apprentice 07: Parenting with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete chapter 1 and 2.

Before Class Four on March 5th:

After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete Chapter 7 which covers the Puppet Tool.

Before Class Six on March 19th: (you have two weeks for this one)

Getting Started with After Effects Expressions with Angie Taylor. You will need to complete Chapters 1-3.

Before Class Seven on April 2nd:

Getting Started with After Effects Expressions with Angie Taylor. You will need to complete Chapter 7; Reacting to sound.

Before Class Nine on April 16th: ( you have two weeks for this one)

After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete Chapters 1-3

Before Class Ten on April 23rd:

After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space with Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer. You will need to complete Chapters 4-6 (working with cameras)

Additional Resources:

Scripts and Expressions:

Duik Inverse Kinematics & Tutorials: This is a wonderful script for puppet animation. His tutorials are in French but have good subtitles

AE Scripts: Many very useful AE scripts. Most of these are not free but worth checking out.

MotionScript.com: Highly recommended, his bounce-overshoot expression is one of my faves.

5 After Effects Expressions for Better Designs

Creative Cow After Effects Expressions Forum

Effects

Motionworks Experiments page. The best way to learn is to experiment and take things apart. These are experiments based on combining different effects. Download the AE files and poke around!

Advanced Shape Layers

Franchise: This is an Animated typeface collaboration between 1 typeface designer and 110 animators.  For the price of a tweet you can download the AE file and take a look at how the animations were created. Some wonderful, innovative solutions here.

Music and Sound

Copyright and Creative Commons (CC)

Creative Commons, an alternative to traditional copyright. This page explains use for various license choices.

 

Computer Animation Screenings: Week One

 

Traditional Animation Principles & Computer Animation – Cento Lodigiani

 

Analyzing Data To Create Movement – Jan Goldfuß

From his artist statement:

My aim is to explore the rather young medium of computer-generated images in a more or less self-reflexive way. I am looking for the very own characteristics of digital media, not forcing them to mimic other media (like photography for instance).
One strong peculiarity of digital media is in my opinion their possibility to realize (i.e. visualize) unexpected possibilities by exploring the vast spaces of algorithms. So the human being steps back and just defines the borders, while the programs execute possible realizations inside these.

dust breedings from Goldfuß, Jan on Vimeo.

Duplication – Max Hattler – Sync
A circular looping animation projection installation.
“(…) the film is based on the idea that there is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time. Everything follows from it, everything is ruled by it: all time, all physics, all life. And all animation.” (Max Hattler)***

Sync (by Max Hattler) from Max Hattler on Vimeo.

Analyzing Sound to Create Animation – Synesthesia by Michel Gagné

In the summer of 2013, composer Gheorghe Costinescu commissioned artist Michel Gagné to create an animated abstract visualization based on his 1973 work, “Dots, Lines, and Patches for recorded electronic sounds”. This film is the result.

Systems & hacking – Quilt by Amy Logheart  (Amiga)

Octocat Adventures (HD) from David OReilly on Vimeo.

Generating Graphics in 2D and 3D Space – Please Say Something by David O’reilly

Computer Animation Screenings: Week Two

Larry Cuba – Calculated Movements

Renaud Hallée

Renaud Hallée

BALLPIT from kvmowat on Vimeo.

Light Forms (HD – 2010) from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

The Complete Propz (2015) from Animade on Vimeo.

Cupidiculous from Panop Koonwat on Vimeo.

BUCK – Logo Animation from Sander van Dijk on Vimeo.

PIXELS / The short film from ONE MORE on Vimeo.