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Adobe Character Animator Receives Emmy Award for Breaking New Ground in TV Animation

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors pioneering software system used for live performance-based animation.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

Pixar ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

Need it Yesterday Animation Challenge ANIMATIONWorld

‘Need it Yesterday’ Halloween Animation Challenge: Hot as Hell!

By Dan Edgley | Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:06am

In the first of a new ‘quick and dirty’ animation production spotlight series, Ritzy Animation’s Dan Edgley and Charlie Batho allow their team a mere 32 hours to produce something deliciously sinister.

Trailers ANIMATIONWorld

Elastic Tackles ‘Gears of War 5’ Multi-Part Launch Campaign

Creative studio collaborates with 215 McCann, XBOX and The Coalition to produce, design and animate three key pieces of game launch content.

Technology Headline News

ftrack Launches Adobe Illustrator Integration for ftrack Studio

New app release, with improved versioning across all ftrack’s Adobe Creative Cloud integrations, optimizes efficiency while accelerating creative workflows. 

Stop-Motion Headline News

WATCH: Jan Švankmajer-Inspired ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Promo

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:02am

Czech studio Open the Portal shares their stop-motion bumper for hit Adult Swim series that pays tribute to legendary animator’s 1982 short, ‘Dimensions of Dialogue.’

Business Headline News

Boris FX Acquires Academy Award-Winning SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

Purchase adds rotoscoping, paint, and photo editing plug-ins to the company’s suite of post-production and visual effects applications.

animation software ANIMATIONWorld

Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

Short Film VFX VFXWorld

Fresh Takes: The Psychedelic VFX of ‘Dog in the Woods’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:04pm

Directing duo Christian Chapman and Paul Jason Hoffman’s micro-budget film, their debut narrative short and first use of visual effects, envisions the wild sensory experiences of a German Shepherd’s late-night forest prowl.

FXX ANIMATIONWorld

Workplace Dysfunction in Zero Gravity: ‘Archer: 1999’ Has Arrived

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:06pm

Chad Hurd and Justin Wagner share artwork and creative insights on our favorite FXX animated misfit ensemble that has taken its incessant backbiting to the Cosmos in a new season of robots, aliens, space battles, excessive drinking and boner references.  

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

Computer Graphics in the Spotlight at 2019 Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, the Medusa Performance Capture System, and -- for the first time -- Maxon Cinema 4D among nine scientific & technical achievements to be honored at this year’s annual presentation.

Adobe Headline News

Adobe Acquires French 3D Creative Tool Developer Allegorithmic

Substance design software, used in 3D editing and authoring for games and entertainment production, is coming to Creative Cloud. 

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

9 Scientific & Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

A Mesmerizing Homage to Visual Music: SIGGRAPH Asia Best in Show Winner ‘L’oiseau Qui Danse’

Independent VFX artist and director Jean-Marie Marbach pushes motion graphics to new heights with his award-winning music video made entirely with Adobe After Effects and Red Giant’s Trapcode Suite.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

‘L’oiseau Qui Danse’ Wins Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:07pm

Jean-Marie Marbach’s abstract short, inspired by Visual Music and made entirely with Trapcode Suite, takes top prize at annual showcase for excellence in computer animation.

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