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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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2011 Session Dates

We’re excited to announce our upcoming dates for 2011!

  • Session 01: January 31st to March 11th
  • Session 02: April 18 to May 27
  • Session 03: July 5 to Sat, August 13
  • Session 04: September 6 to October 15

Space is limited so pre register to hold your spot.
p.s. Happy Holidays,  our latest Rigging Dojo Live video : Modular Character System (MCS) under the hood with Jan Berger is now up and ready for watching or download.

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Replay- Anatomy lecture with Jeff Hesser

(Replay)Rigging Dojo presents: Anatomy for rigging and modeling with Jeff Hesser

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If you missed our live event where Jeff covered an amazing amount of information on anatomy and its effect on motion we now have it live on our archive page.
Artists of all kinds wanting to Improve your work and understanding of joint movement in the Human Body, it is a must watch.

Anatomy is the foundation of art and animation. To improve our understanding of anatomy in motion, Jeff goes  beyond the books and showcase the articulation of the human skeleton as a 3d form.

To quote the great Chuck Jones, “Show me the skeleton of an animal, and I will tell you how it must move.”

Josh, Brad, Chad

P.S. Come back next week for part two of Jeffs video, Happy Rig-or-Treat week!

About Jeff Hesser:

Jeff Hesser is a digital artist and an expert in anatomy, traditional sculpture and drawing. His experience with game art includes working on the character modeling team at Harmonix and as an anatomy consultant at Turbine.

Jeff is an award winning faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. He also taught graduate students of figurative art at the New York Academy of Art for years. He has taught well-received workshops in sculpture, anatomy and drawing at Turbine and Fisher-Price.

In 2006, he was honored with RISD’s award for excellence in teaching.

Jeffhesser.com

Improve your work and understanding of joint movement in the Human Body. A must see if you’re a TD, Animator or Modeler.

Anatomy is the foundation of art and animation. To improve our understanding of anatomy in motion,
Jeff will go beyond the books and showcase the articulation of the human skeleton as a 3d form.

To quote the great Chuck Jones, “Show me the skeleton of an animal, and I will tell you how it must move.”

Josh, Brad, Chad

About Jeff Hesser:

Jeff Hesser is a digital artist and an expert in anatomy, traditional sculpture and drawing. His experience with game art includes working on the character modeling team at Harmonix and as an anatomy consultant at Turbine.
Jeff is an award winning faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. He also taught graduate students of figurative art at the New York Academy of Art for years. He has taught well-received workshops in sculpture, anatomy and drawing at Turbine and Fisher-Price.
In 2006, he was honored with RISD’s award for excellence in teaching.

jeffhesser.com/
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Latest Rigging Dojo News

We have lots of news to cover for July. We hope everyone had a good and safe 4th of July.

Software:

First off if you have not seen the posts on Facebook we have obtained some great deals on software and training materials for our students and alumni.

We thank them all for their continued support of Rigging Dojo and our students.

Speaking of software , AWN has posted the latest review, Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2011 Review: Killer Productivity by our Co-founder and Mentor Brad Clark.

September session:

This is will be our last session for the year and it is filling up fast so don’t delay if you want to get in some training,  Contact us now.

Free learning resources:

We often link to interesting and excellent tutorials for artists wanting to learn more about character setup and rigging on our Rigging Dojo Facebook Link Page, our Twitter feed and YouTube channel so take a look over what we are sharing and follow along with us.

http://kickstand.tv/tools/stretchmesh/