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This Week in Animation: September 22

Sep 22, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read about the industry's latest news here.

Jumbla creatives submit entries to NODE Fest Ident Competition

Two Jumbla creatives have submitted entries in NODE Fest’s Ident Competition - check them out below.

NODE Fest is a celebration of the Australian and New Zealand motion design and animation industry.

Entries are open to amateurs and professionals to submit 10-15 second pieces featuring the NODE logo.

Dileepa Solangaarachchi - Evolution of Node


Jess Herrera - The Private Life of Blobs



Procreate 4 released for iOS 11 with several performance improvements

Digital painting app Procreate has unveiled a major update to coincide with the release of iOS 11. It is the iPad app’s “biggest release ever” and will “truly improve the Procreate experience,” according to the company.

“Artists will pick up Procreate 4 and find everything is way faster, tools are easier to find and access, and the interface is much more polished,” said a Procreate press release.

The app is now powered by the Silica M painting engine for new effects and possibilities, such as making your existing brushes feel more dynamic and responsive.


All the animated sequences from Netflix series ‘Disjointed’ in one video

Every episode of the new Netflix sitcom Disjointed, which revolves around a Los Angeles pot dispensary, features a short animated sequence.

But since the Netflix credits don’t acknowledge any of the independent animators, creative director Dave Huge uploaded a reel to Vimeo to identify all of the artists.

“It was a challenging project in all the right ways,” said Hughes. “I couldn’t be happier with how the shorts came out, and it’s been great to see that many viewers feel the same.”


Best 3D model sites for animation, film, and CG projects

Regardless of whether you’re working on a piece of animation, CG project, or even a feature film, being able to purchase 3D models is often a godsend.

But where can you find the very best high-quality low- and mid-poly 3D models? Well, Digital Arts has put together a list of the 5 best 3D model websites.

They are CG Trader, TurboSquid, Adobe Stock, Digimatio, and 3docean.


Proof there is no limit (or logic) to animation

It goes without saying that animation and motion graphics is much more versatile than alternatives like live action, because you can literally bring any concept to life.

But how many times has animation taken this to the extreme and lost touch with logic altogether?

An article on Bright Side lists the most absurd animation examples ever, featuring stills from the Simpsons, Tom and Jerry, Spongebob Squarepants, and the Flintstones.

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