Thursday, June 19, 2008
Two of my favourite daily visits, Toycyte and ToysREvil, picked up my Plushform post. It's a great honor to be paired with my buddy kaNO. Thanks Jeremy and Andy!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I'm taking a cue from kaNO and posting a peak of my custom Plushform piece for the upcoming Custom Exhibit and Launch Party to be held at the Rotofugi design store and gallery. This is my second platform custom. Incidentally, kaNO's Moneygrip was my first.
The show opens next Friday, June 27th, in Chicago. As you can see from the announcement, there are quite a few big names participating. I was a late invite (hence, not on the flyer) and am excited to be included with such an esteemed group of peers. Be sure to check out the Shawnimals site for more plush goodness, including the original Ninja plushie!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I've been anxiously awaiting this game for years now. Today, EA released the demo of the Spore Creature Creator. You can take snapshots of your creation and even upload videos to youTube. I always cringed when hearing the claim "build and animate characters just like Pixar!", however, this does enable you to get up and running fairly quickly with a fully customized and rudimentarily rigged character. Of course, being an animator I'm already looking for the "Set Key Frame" and graph editor... ;)
This was a day's worth of work I did for a quick pitch idea for a friend. Original character design executed as layers in Illustrator, then animated straight-ahead in After Effects.