Top 10 Colleges to Study Animation in the U.S.

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” -Walt Disney According to the Princeton Review, “It is extremely difficult to achieve the level of professionalism expected in this industry (animation) without study.” This is just one of the reasons …

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Little Prince Trailer Reveals 3D, Stop-Motion Blend

The Little Prince movie is a 3D CGI children’s movie, and adds a stop-motion animation sub-story within the movie. First introduced to young readers in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince has captivated generations across the world for decades — and the charming adventure tale is finally getting the feature animation treatment thanks to France’s On …

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A Stop Motion Animation Made With Transformers

Six months and a slew of cardboard boxes later, we have ourselves a new addition to the “Transformers” franchise that we actually want. Source: A Stop Motion Animation Made Entirely With Transformers Toys – Digg

What is Stop-Motion Animation?

Stop-motion, sometimes called stop-frame, is an animation technique that’s been around for over 100 years, so you’re probably familiar with at least a few stop motion films. But do you know how it’s done? Here are the basics. Objects, clay, puppets, and people can be manipulated and animated. The principals are always the same. Place …

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Build with LEGO

Build With LEGO in Your Web Browser

Google announced on Tuesday that their Australian LEGO Web Building desktop web application has gone global. You can build with LEGO bricks in your web browser without the need for physical LEGO material. Instead, you can build it in 3D space inside your favorite web browser. Build With Chrome uses WebGL, a 3D graphics technology that works …

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Merit Badges Align with Camps

BSA Merit Badges Align with Our Camps

By the end of 2014, there will be a focus on STEM Boy Scout Merit Badges that align with our technology camps: Robotics, Game Design, Animation, and Programming! Here are the details for each badge: Robotics BSA Merit Badge We discussed the Robotics Merit Badge in 2011 when the badge first came out. At the …

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Rotoscoping in stop-motion

Rotoscoping in Stop-Motion Animation

When you think of rotoscoping in stop-motion, think of the last cover band that you heard. Maybe it was really bad, or maybe it was amazing.  Either way, it probably sounded something like the original but they likely added their own spin. When rotoscoping, a stop motion animator uses pre-existing film footage from an old …

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