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You can now sign up for our Rigging Dojo Newsletter!
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Welcome to our new instructor

We are very happy and excited to have Morgan Loomis (currently at Weta) mentoring for us! He did an outstanding job on the Danger Room training for our alumni and also has a great blog with tips and tools for everyone.
What we really love is that he is also a great animator, not just a TD, and it shows in his approach to creating solid character rigs. He is exactly what we look for in a great teacher. We want to say a big thank you and welcome to Morgan!

About Morgan:

Some of his work

Morgan Loomis Reel, January 2009 from Morgan Loomis on Vimeo.


Make sure to check out his blog at http://morganloomis.com/

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Autodesk 3December 2011 Austin – Event Info update

Update:

We have gotten a great list of prizes to give away this year including Eat3d training DVDs for Max and Maya and a tablet from Wacom.
Rigging Dojo will also be donating a prize or to and we have lots more fun surprises lined up for the event.

We also have updated the details for the Saturday workshops, space is still available for this unique learning experience being offered in Austin for the first time this year!

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It is that time of year again, time for 3December!

The Austin event once again is being put together by our own Brad Clark.
This marks the 7th year that Austin has celebrated 3December with Autodesk, starting with Keith Langos animation lecture back in 2004.
This year we have a wide range of speakers and using a mix of software from Autodesk and crossing games, film and short form animation.

This year for the first time, there are three master workshops being held the next day, Saturday  December 4th.

Morning Workshop

9:00 to 11:00 am Rigging Dojo: Rigging Basics Boot Camp  (all skill ranges).

Brad and Josh from Rigging Dojo will will cover the big beginning rigging mistakes and how to avoid them. This workshop will help anyone that has to work with a character TD or is wanting to be a character TD. For Modelers that want to understand how to build rig ready meshes to Animators that feel like the rig controls them, we are here to help.

Get Tickets for Rigging Basics Boot Camp workshop tickets

Luncheon Workshop

11:30 to 1:30 Radioactive Labs: Demo reel secrets standing out and landing a job.

The folks at Radioactive Labs will help people rework their demo reels, portfolios, and resumes. Our friends in the industry see a lot of people we know are good but their demo reels don’t seem to show it. Let’s make sure that your work really represents the skills we know you possess! Let’s also work on our networking, job searching, and resume/written materials. Since you also need to be able to speak to potential employers, let’s make sure you have good interviewing skills as well.

Get Tickets for DemoReel (getting a job) secrets tickets!

Afternoon Workshop

2:00 to 4:00 pm The Dynamic Animator: Essential techniques for Animation Acting and animation critiques

As a character animator, you are not like an actor; you are an actor.

The Dynamic Animator is an acting workshop designed specifically for animators, taught by acclaimed professional actor and acting coach Trent Moore.

During this two hour workshop, Trent will:

· Explain the fundamental process an actor uses to create and play a character’s actions.
· Explore advanced physical techniques that help create unique and compelling characters.
· Provide a toolbox that animators can use when studying or creating reference materials.
· Review and critique your sample video or demo reels from an actor’s point of view (as many as time allows).

This is insight into the actor’s process from a perspective that you can directly use in your work, and will help you to create unique, complex, and memorable characters that will take your work to the next level.

Trent has been acting on stage and film for more than twenty five years, and is best known for his roles in No Country For Old Men and Friday Night Lights. Learn more about Trent and the workshop at thedynamicanimator.com.

Get Tickets for Animation Acting and animation critiques

For complete details on Austin Autodesk 3December 2011 and to Register click here ->Austin 3December

See you there!

Morning Workshop
9:00 to 11:00 am Rigging Dojo: Rigging Basics Boot Camp  (all skill ranges).

Brad and Josh from Rigging Dojo will will cover the big beginning rigging mistakes and how to avoid them. This workshop will help anyone that has to work with a character TD or is wanting to be a character TD. For Modelers that want to understand how to build rig ready meshes to Animators that feel like the rig controls them, we are here to help.

Get Tickets for Rigging Basics Boot Camp workshop tickets

Luncheon Workshop
11:30 to 1:30 Radioactive Labs: Demo reel secrets standing out and landing a job.

The folks at Radioactive Labs will help people rework their demo reels, portfolios, and resumes. Our friends in the industry see a lot of people we know are good but their demo reels don’t seem to show it. Let’s make sure that your work really represents the skills we know you possess! Let’s also work on our networking, job searching, and resume/written materials. Since you also need to be able to speak to potential employers, let’s make sure you have good interviewing skills as well.

2:00 to 4:00 pm The Dynamic Animator: Essential techniques for Animation Acting and animation critiques

As a character animator, you are not like an actor; you are an actor.

The Dynamic Animator is an acting workshop designed specifically for animators, taught by acclaimed professional actor and acting coach Trent Moore.

During this two hour workshop, Trent will:

· Explain the fundamental process an actor uses to create and play a character’s actions.
· Explore advanced physical techniques that help create unique and compelling characters.
· Provide a toolbox that animators can use when studying or creating reference materials.
· Review and critique your sample video or demo reels from an actor’s point of view (as many as time allows).

This is insight into the actor’s process from a perspective that you can directly use in your work, and will help you to create unique, complex, and memorable characters that will take your work to the next level.

Trent has been acting on stage and film for more than twenty five years, and is best known for his roles in No Country For Old Men and Friday Night Lights. Learn more about Trent and the workshop at thedynamicanimator.com.

Get Tickets for Animation Acting and animation critiques

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(Back On) Free live event: Inside The Setup Machine 2 with Raf Anzovin

We are back on for our live web event, we can take live video and web questions with the really cool Vokle site, so come prepared.

Join us March 31st , 2010 -Wednesday

as Rigging Dojo presents: Inside The Setup Machine 2 with Raf Anzovin.

Raf Anzovin, creator of The Setup Machine 2 for Maya, shares some of the
design philosophy and rigging tricks that went into the popular auto-rigging
package and some useful ways to modify it-in a live webcast.

About Anzovin Studio and The Setup Machine 2 plugin:

Company president Raf Anzovin started drawing when he was 3 and animating when he was 8 and has never looked back. You’ll find him on the animation credits of Blue Sky’s Robots. He was also supervising animator for Hasbro’s G.I.Joe Valor vs. Venom and Action Man: X Missions.The Setup Machine 2 enables Maya users to easily and quickly rig a wide variety of CG characters. With just a few clicks, TSM2 installs a high-quality skeleton and proxy, adds a control rig, and applies basic but accurate skin weighting to human, animal, and creature models, a task that normally takes days.

To find out more about the rig and Anzovin Studios, check out http://www.Anzovin.com

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Rigging Dojo goes LIVE!

Rigging Dojo.com is LIVE!

Rigging Dojo is currently conducting private invitation-only training.
Contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list for the upcoming classes.
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Thank you,
The Rigging Dojo Team