24.08.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Ziye Liu “Themes & Variations”

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Works by artists Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei come alive in this amazing short exploring the use of 3D rendering to create new versions of existing work. Check it out below!

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15.07.15 by Staff

Hayao Miyazaki Un-retires

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Studio Ghibli founder and iconic animator Hayao Miyazaki is working on a 3D animation about a caterpillar named Boro! The only hitch: the ten minute short will take about three years to make. And once it’s finished it’ll be screening exclusively at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan.

“I intend to work until the day I die. I retired from feature-length films but not from animation. Self-indulgent animation,” he said at the time in reference to his short films for the Ghibli Museum. He added then that while neither CG animation or hand-drawn animation is better than the other, he fears the latter is dying.

“I think talent decides everything. More than the method, what’s important is the talent using it. There’s nothing inherently wrong or right about a method, whether it be pencil drawings or 3-D CG. Pencil drawings don’t have to go away, but those who continue to use the medium lack talent. So sadly, it will fade away” – Hayao Miyazaki (source)

04.06.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Jack Sachs

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3D animator/illustrator Jack Sachs was the CG designer on “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4” and pretty much everything he makes is amazing. See more of his work below.

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23.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Animation: Super Unnatural

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Music video for a track by Bubbles Erotica by 3E Visuals is a 3D animation features a multicoloured polygon form which wants to transcend their existence – video embedded below:

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12.01.15 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Anamorphic Graffiti Illusions by Artist Odeith Appear to Float in Mid-Air

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Lisbon-based Portuguese street artist Odeith has been playing with perspective in his anamorphic artworks for over a decade now. These incredible pieces could easily be achieved with 3D software but there is just enough imperfection to reveal the artist’s hand and give the paintings an incredible energy. Love to come across one of these in person.

Lots more images below.

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19.08.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Nightingale and Canary” by Andy Thomas

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According to his Vimeo bio, Australian artist Andy Thomas “specialises in particle simulation based motion graphics, inspired by nature and technology”. A simpler way of saying it might be that he makes shapes that react to sounds.

In the video below Thomas makes visuals for two bird sounds from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s archives. It kinda reminds me of that scene in Ratatouille where Remy imagines the colours of taste.

Watch “Nightingale and Canary” below!

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26.02.10 by Jeff

1923 by Max Hattler

1923, a mesmerizing abstract animation by Max Hattler.

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Watch the video below!

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04.12.09 by Jeff

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Press + by Benjamin Ducroz. 3D animation, watercolor, and ink.

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Watch the video below!

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