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7 Things You Should Know About Previsualization

What is previs in animation? Previsualization or “previs” is an important tool that’s essential to the movie making process. It helps directors plan sequences and...

New Workshop: 3D Character Modeling 02 for Games

3D Character Modeling for Real-Time Games The video game industry is booming and studios like Blizzard, Ubisoft, and Riot Games need skilled character...

The Pros and Cons of Large vs. Small Animation Studios

As a young animator looking for career advice, you must have lots of questions. Some of the most common questions we hear at Animation...

8 Things Maya Noobs Must Know

So, you’ve always wanted to learn animation. You’ve heard of this software package called “Maya” and that it’s the industry standard for 3D animation....

Beginner Tips: Why You Should Master the Bouncing Ball Animation with Ray Chase

Bouncing ball demo in Maya with ghosting tool turned on The famous bouncing ball exercise. So you’ve heard of this animation exercise, and may have...

Yair Gutierrez: From Animation Mentor Student to Captain America Civil War Animator

Talk about a student success story! Animation Mentor alumnus Yair Gutierrez is killing it at Industrial Light & Magic, where he was a part...

The Ultimate Guide to Animation for Beginners

Your Online Guide for Learning How to Animate A step-by-step guide for a career in animation, or just for fun! Considering a Career in the Animation...

The Story of Animation Mentor: How 3 Studio Animators Changed the Animation Industry

15 years ago, 3 studio animators set out to create the online learning platform of the future. Most other online schools still haven’t...