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Watch the Clips That Earned Nominations for Feature Character Animation at This Year’s Annie Awards

Although many festivals and awards shows honor the animation art form, a small handful, like ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards, recognize the individual achievements of the artists behind the images we see on screen. With Annie voting taking place through next Monday,…

Christmas character design problem: a festive orc – half 3 · 3dtotal · Be taught | Create

Introduction In our previous chapters we created the character design of an orc and a sleigh as a prop. This time we want to do some adjustments to the orc so he looks more fitting for our Christmas topic, and…

Christmas character design challenge: a festive orc – part 2 · 3dtotal · Learn | Create

Introduction Last time we used lines in order to create our orc character, this time I want to start with shapes in order to get our sleigh. We will then take our favorite idea and create a quick 3D model…

Christmas character design challenge: a festive orc – part 1 · 3dtotal · Learn | Create

PSD assets that will accompany this chapter Introduction In this tutorial we will look at the process of creating a character. We‘ll start by coming up with a concept for the orc, then we‘ll give him a sleigh, and in…