Thursday, July 11, 2013

Animation Websites

I used to spend hours reading everything I could find on the internet and amassed a huge list of blogs and websites over the years, now I have less time on my hands but I thought I would share the links:

NOTE: Some of these links are to the main blogs, you need to search through older posts for gems of information!


Hints &Tips




Animation Books

When I first started to animate I bought a massive bunch of books on the subject, so I thought I would list them if anyone cares to read them:

The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams.
The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnstone
Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair
Acting for Animators by Ed hooks
Timing for Animation by Harold Whittaker
All About Techniques in Drawing for Animation Production by Sergi Camara
Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation by Wayne Gilbert
Character Animation Crash Course by Eric Goldberg
Body Language: How to Read Others' Thoughts by Their Gestures by Allan Pease
What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro
People Watching by Desmond Morris
This Visual Story by Bruce Block
How to Cheat in Maya by Eric Luhta and Kenny Roy
Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone
A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Melissa brother

There are so many other great books that you can buy but I've not got around to buying them yet so keep looking!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Riot Games & The US of A

Slightly amazing news - We will be moving to Santa Monica in 3 months! I got myself a job in Riot Games working on League of Legends a MOBA.  It has over 100 characters and a massive range of animation styles, the quality is out of this world and I can't wait to get stuck in!

LoL is Free to Play so get on it!

New Shots!

What a busy few months! I was working over in Cambridge for Sony and after I finished working for them in March I had a few weeks off so just messed about and created these shots: (Still WIP)
Hulk Animation Test from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Camera and Staging Test from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Challenge Accepted....

51 Animation Exercises: I'm totally going to try this. I will post my updates to this blog/vimeo :D

Fighting Stuff

I am still trying to get a snappy style into the moves, I didn't really get there but you can see some progression from the ninja stuff I did before.
Combat tests and walk cycle from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Stylized combat test from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Creature Stuff

Taking a break from the fighting stuff I wanted to do a bunch of tests for learning creature animation:
WIP Creature Test No3 from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

WIP Quadruped test No 2 from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Chase test WIP from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Ninja Stuff

So last year I wanted to explore cinematography and all that involves aswell as try to do some action stuff, I roughed out a big shot then polished a section.  The aim was to have a snappy style but after years of realistic animation I struggled to push it. Something that I learnt todo later.
I polished one scene from my blocking:
Ninja Fight Part 1... from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

The Rough Blocking:
Ninja - Rough Blocking Test from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Old Stuff

Just for fun way back in 2011:
Heist from Warren Goff on Vimeo.
Crysis 2 Stalker Run Test:
Stalker Run from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

IAnimate Workshop 4 - Acting

This course really pushed me out of my comfort zone but it was well worth it!
 Assignment 1:
iAnimate WS4 Assignment 1 Final from Warren Goff on Vimeo.
Assignment 2:
iAnimate WS4 Assignment 2 from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

IAnimate WorkShop 2 - Advanced Body Mechanics

I did Workshop 2 of iAnimate back in 2011 and of the 4 shots I started on the course I managed to finish 2: Assignment 4:

iAnimate WS2 Assignment 4 from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Assignment 3:

iAnimate WS2 Assignment 3 from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

And just to show you the WIP of Assignment 1:

iAnimate WS2 Assignment 1 - WIP from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

It was an amazing learning experience for me and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to push there skills!

Crysis2 Reel

Crysis2 Reel from Warren Goff on Vimeo.
This is a few years old now but it still means alot to me as it was my first title!

Blink and you missed it

Where the hell did 3 years go? Well I started a new blog, then let that one die. So back to this one, I am going to try to re-post the stuff from the other blog then start adding new content. Anyway, watch this space!(Again)