Stick tank tracks to a ground surface

Today I was asked how I did this setup, http://www.vimeo.com/7485166 .
Here is the basic idea behind it, say that you can use the transfer attributes in the mesh menu to project a ribbon like surface to the ground, and on that ribbon like surface you can have rivets with joints or clusters to deform the track curve. that's basically it.


Under Siege

Hi all,

Under Siege is finally out, for those that don't know of it check out it's web page at http://www.undersiegegame.com

Here is the cinematic intro of the game done by Axis Animation, it was a very cool project to work on not only by the visual style but also because the client is a Portuguese company.


Singularity Trailer

Hi this is one of the last projects I worked on at Axis last year, it's finally online, check it out.

Link to HD version


How to Train Your Dragon

What can I say, a movie about Dragons, it's awesome. Like Kung Fu Panda this movie feels very fresh and it has some clever humor, the animation is great, however, the fur work is just super, looks really really nice specially in the night shots.

Here is a link for the official Trailer

And of course it has dragons, lot's of cool, very well designed beasts.


Jack of all trades, master of none

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is a figure of speech used in reference to a generalist: a person that is competent with many skills but is not outstanding in any particular one.

Ultimately, a Jack of all trades may be a master of integration, as such an individual knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring their disciplines together in a practical manner, and is not a specialist. Such a person is known as a polymath or a renaissance man; a typical example is someone like Leonardo da Vinci.

In 1612, the phrase appeared in the book "Essays and Characters of a Prison" by English writer Geffray Mynshul (Minshull) originally published in 1618, and probably based on the author's experience while held at Gray's Inn, London, when imprisoned for debt.[3] Mynshul uses only the first half of the phrase in the book, which indicates that the phrase was in common usage at the time he wrote his account.

The phrase is occasionally quoted in full as the rhyming verse

"Jack of all trades, master of none, though ofttimes better than master of one"

In North America, the phrase has been in use since 1721 typically in its shortened form.

The 'jack of all trades' part of the phrase was in common use during the 1600s and was generally used as a term of praise. 'Jack' in those days was a generic term for 'man'. Later the 'master of none' was added and the expression ceased to be very flattering. Today, the phrase used in its entirety generally describes a person whose knowledge, while covering a number of areas, is superficial in all of them, whilst when abbreviated as simply 'jack of all trades' is more ambiguous and the user's intention may vary, dependent on context.




Have been studying anatomy the last few days and obviously it is important to have loads of reference so here are a few good ones I found so far:

The Science Collection

Also the website of the artist Scott Eaton has loads of photo reference.