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Tag: Animation

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 from Sonic the Hedgehog?

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 on rides, and the coolest kids were characters.

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 day.

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 mobile app that added augmented reality features to the calendar.

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 that can turn a static 3D model of a body into a character that you can animate, render or use for motion capture.

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 models look great from afar, but you can see they look flat in some areas up close.

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 animation.

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 the blue guys in Guardians of the Galaxy, uses a flying Crossbow bolt as a weapon in Guardians.

Doctor Who Day of The Doctor Recreated in LEGO Stop-Motion

Doctor Who Day of The Doctor Recreated in LEGO Stop-Motion
Last year, the big event for Doctor Who was the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor.” The special introduced us to the War Doctor and brought the 11th and 12th Doctors together with him.

The Legend of Zelda Gets Game of Thrones Opening

The Legend of Zelda Gets Game of Thrones Opening
The Game of Thrones intro that we see every week is an amazing work of art, but have you ever asked yourself what it would look like if The Legend of Zelda started the same way?

Action Movie Kid Plays Mario Grocery Kart

Action Movie Kid Plays Mario Grocery Kart
When you have a dad that is a Dreamworks animator, chances are you will be starring in some cool videos. Like this one. Dreamworks animator Daniel Hashimoto has created a new special effects video for his hilarious Action Movie Kid series.

The Full McBain Mini-movie Cobbled Together from Old Simpsons Episodes

The Full McBain Mini-movie Cobbled Together from Old Simpsons Episodes
You remember McBain, the muscle-bound cop played by Rainier Wolfcastle, who is basically inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger in similar roles. He was a recurring character in early episodes of The Simpsons and makes the occasional appearance in the series and its video games since then.

First Look at the LEGO Simpsons Episode

First Look at the LEGO Simpsons Episode
You’ve probably heard by now that the crew behind The Simpsons has been working on a special episode. In fact, they have been working on this for two years – The LEGO episode! You can see it this Sunday on FOX, when Brick Like Me will finally air.

Game of Social Thrones Opening

Game of Social Thrones Opening
Are you tired of the battle for the Iron Throne? Sick of seeing the great houses of Westeros fight? Well, get ready for A Game of Social Thrones. King’s Landing is Instagram. Lands across the Narrow Sea?