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Tag: Animation

Minions Cosmetic Collection: Despicable Maybeline!

Minions Cosmetic Collection: Despicable Maybeline!
I think we may have seen every mashup possible at this point, but in my heart, I know I’m wrong. There is always another weird mashup product. This Missha x Minions collaboration is a collection of…

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth
Last October, we checked out a tracking and animation system that creates a realistic computer animated face based on one person’s face and another person’s facial movements. Most of the researchers continued to work on that…
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Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into…

Super Mario Bros. Animated Cake Replicates World 1-1

Super Mario Bros. Animated Cake Replicates World 1-1
Cakes are so much cooler now than when I was a kid. Take, for instance, this cake that doesn’t just depict our favorite video game, but actually plays out the first level. This video is from…

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA
A group of scientists have come up with a system that makes hand-drawn animation much less tedious for novices. Their software analyzes your drawing in real time and then shows an overlay of what you might…

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off
In the near future, you may be able to make yourself speak in any language, or have video proof of your friend saying he loves to eat poop. It’s all thanks to a new tracking and…

Jurassic World in 90 Seconds (in LEGO)

Jurassic World in 90 Seconds (in LEGO)
Jurassic World. AKA Dinosaurs and high heels. It was the biggest movie of the summer, so most of you have probably seen it, but if you haven’t, here is a quick way to get the rundown.…

Mario Lands in Sonic’s World

Mario Lands in Sonic’s World
Mario is the man – as long as he is in the Mushroom Kingdom anyway. Nothing can stop him. But what if he is accidentally dropped off in another world, like the Green Hill Zone level…

Disney Creating Cartoon Robots that Could Prowl Its Parks

Disney Creating Cartoon Robots that Could Prowl Its Parks
I worked at Disney World when I was in high school. It was not fun and it was not glamorous. I flipped burgers and sold soft serve ice cream. The cool kids I knew had jobs…

I Wish These LEGO FPSes Existed

I Wish These LEGO FPSes Existed
Once you watch this video there’s no going back. I’m warning you. Once you see it, you will want a LEGO FPS. As I do. And I don’t have one. It’s making for a very frustrating…

Augmented Reality Calendar: CalendARRRR

Augmented Reality Calendar: CalendARRRR
Last year, advertising agency We Are Royale made a 2015 calendar as a holiday gift for their friends and families. Then the agency decided to turn it into a special year-long present by making a companion…

Quantum Human Maya Plugin Animates Static Human 3D Models: Living Statue

Quantum Human Maya Plugin Animates Static Human 3D Models: Living Statue
Last month, we learned about Live2D, an application that combines multiple illustrations into one 3D model. Here’s another upcoming time-saving application for animators. Currently in development by Quantum Matrix, Quantum Human is an Autodesk Maya plugin…

Live2D Euclid Combines Illustrations into a 3D Model: Sketchune Miku

Live2D Euclid Combines Illustrations into a 3D Model: Sketchune Miku
3D animations based on illustrations sacrifice a significant amount of quality in their transition from 2D. You can see it in games like Ni No Kuni, Valkyria Chronicles and the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series. Their…

Brick Flicks Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in LEGO

Brick Flicks Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in LEGO
This story combines two of our favorite things: LEGO and movies. For his book, Brick Flicks: 60 Iconic Movie Scenes and Posters Made from LEGO, master modeler Warren Elsmore recreated numerous classic movie scenes using LEGO.…

Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder

Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder
You may be familiar with the term ragdoll physics, which is a type of animation sometimes used in video games to create dynamic – albeit unrealistic– animations for characters. Ragdoll physics is a form of physics-based…

The Walking Dead Season 5 Gets LEGO Trailer

The Walking Dead Season 5 Gets LEGO Trailer
I love The Walking Dead, and I know I am not alone. I got a kick out of the fact that Michael Rooker, the guy who played Merle Dixon on the show, and is one of…
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