Happy Holidays from Bloop Animation!

Happy Holidays from Bloop Animation!

Morr Meroz Misc

Hey everyone, This has been a great year for Bloop Animation (more like half a year), and it’s all thanks to you. Thank you for following the blog and watching the videos on YouTube. Your feedback is what keeps me going when energy is low, and I appreciate every one of you. Next year is going to be an exciting one! The …

Best Free Maya Rigs

Morr Meroz Hardware / Software

Bloop Animation greatly encourages the “rebel” approach in creating cool things. That’s why we are completely transparent with our Making an Animated Movie series and that’s also why we love great free resources. Using free rigs is great for animation exercises or for adding shots to your reel. I’ve listed the rigs in order of mastery. Starting with the classic …

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SVA Graduate Sari Rodrig Talks About Her Upcoming Animated Short “Essence”

Morr Meroz Animation Industry, Filmmaking

In 2012 Sari Rodrig has released the award-winning animated short film “Brother”. An SVA graduate and former Pixar intern, Sari is currently working on a new ambitious animated film – “Essence”. What is your 3D background? My background is in modeling/texturing/lighting. In other words, I am responsible for creating the look of props, sets, and characters. I am currently a freelance …

3D Animation Pipeline (Making an Animated Movie)

Morr Meroz Filmmaking

In this part of our Making an Animated Movie series I’m going to go over the 3D animation pipeline I follow when working on my films. Having a simple and unified structure is extremely important when working of such a huge project, since you have to deal with so many parts and make sure they work together in harmony. If …

Animation Software: Which One Should You Use?

Morr Meroz Hardware / Software

One of the most common questions I get from people is “What software do you use?” Is it Maya? After Effects? Flash? In this article I break down the options you have when choosing your animation software. It’s important to remember that good skills will get you far, regardless of the software you use. Tools are just tools. Also, I did not include …