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Mike Walling walkthrough

Posted on November 24, 2010  10 Comments
Filed under Animation, Education

Jason Ryan just announced a very cool body mechanics walkthrough by Dreamworks/ex Blue Sky animator/Animation Mentor animator Mike Walling.

Even if I have enough experience with body mechanics, at $29.99, I couldn’t resist and bought it immediately. I just wanted to hear Mike’s approach to that kind of shot and confront it with my own workflow.

The video is also featuring Victor Vinyals and Oli Josman latest rig “Skyscraper” a very good looking heroic rig I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on, it is so appealing! I might actually join Ianimate next term and eventually get that rig.

Here are the links to Jason Ryan website and the direct link to the store

Reading Victor’s blog I realised that he might give away his old Businessman rig very soon!

Related posts:
Mike Walling … avec une moustache!
So you want to be a rigger huh?
Who is Jason Ryan
Jason Ryan “Speaking of Animation” interview


10 Responses to “Mike Walling walkthrough”

  1. Olivier Ladeuix on November 24th, 2010 05:10

    and a link to Daniel Martinez Lara’s school showreel Really cartoony stuff!

  2. Sarah Knight on November 24th, 2010 05:53

    I’m also very tempted by those walkthrough videos – can you tell me how long each one is please?

  3. Olivier Ladeuix on November 24th, 2010 09:16

    they are about 1h long each Sarah, actually the Spline polish video is 1h50 :-)

  4. Sarah Knight on November 24th, 2010 09:20

    Thanks Olivier!

  5. Emilie Goulet on November 24th, 2010 14:45

    Merci for posting this Olivier! That character looks like so much fun to animate!

  6. Olivier Ladeuix on November 25th, 2010 05:02

    definitely Emilie but you also had some cool characters to work with on Open Season!!!! :-)

  7. Manfred on November 25th, 2010 12:37

    Thx for the heads up Oliv!
    Download just finished.


  8. Olivier Ladeuix on November 28th, 2010 11:35

    my pleasure Manfred, it is quite lucky that some feature animators can show us how they work

  9. Mohinder on December 25th, 2010 10:03

    Amazing value at only £20 or so.Really one of my best investments in my animation education.

    Without sounding like an advert I think everyone interested in improving there animation should buy it.

    I’m only just starting to get decent at animating but I would like to hear what someone who has a good skill set at animating thought of the videos?

  10. Olivier Ladeuix on June 14th, 2011 14:27

    I loved them. Mike is going into a lot of detail and the extra comments and anecdotes he adds are gold.

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