How We Rendered Tasteful

Morr Meroz Filmmaking

In the past few weeks I’ve been finishing the rendering and compositing of Tasteful, if you follow me on Instagram you probably saw frames I posted here and there, but let’s go deeper into exactly how I rendered the film. What render engine did I use? How did I structure my render layers and shaders? What about how I ended …

2 Free Lessons from Our Maya Animation Course

Morr Meroz Hardware / Software

If you are interested in learning character animation with the industry-standard 3D program, but not sure if our Maya Animation course is for you, check out these 2 free lessons from the course. Animating on a Path in Maya In this lesson we show how to animate objects along a path to create a controlled route for your animation. The Maya Grease Pencil In …

Lighting and Rendering

How I rendered this shot using Maya Software and no lights (Making an Animated Movie)

Morr Meroz Filmmaking, Hardware / Software

Lighting and Rendering In this part of our ‘Making of’ series I’m going to show you how I lit and rendered the entire film, using only the basic Maya software renderer (Not Mental Ray or VRay) and without creating any lights. I have included two video tutorials, the first one covers creating the render layers in Maya and the second one covers …

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 …

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 …