Why Is It Good? – Despicable Me

Today, Jeff takes a closer look at the upcoming “Despicable Me 3” characters in his new “Why Is It Good?” video…. or, as he likes to call it: “The Power Of Posing – Part DEUX”. Following his previous video about … Read More

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Why Is It Good? – Captain Underpants

Today, Jeff is bringing you to the “Wonderful World Of Arcs” and to the “Amazing Land Of Line of Action”! Using Captain Underpants’ trailer and other references, Jeff examines how the animators were able to push these concepts to achieve … Read More

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Tad Topping – Maya Layers – Part 2

Tad Topping is back today with his second demo about Animation Layers in Maya and he goes a little deeper into the layers world. Another excellent video packed with tips and tricks and precious information on how to speed up … Read More

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Guest Series- Daniel Huertas – Eyelids

Daniel Huertas, one of our guests from Squeeze Animation Studio, is back with another captivating video about facial animation. Today, Daniel talks about eyelids in great details. He explains everything you should know about shapes, expressions and appeal of the … Read More

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Animation 101 – Follow Through

Darryn is going strong with his 5th “Animation 101” video on the Animation Critique’s blog. Today, Darryn talks about the principle of “Follow Through”, closely related to “Overlapping”. What is the difference between these two principles, when should we use … Read More

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Guest Series – Tad Topping – Maya Layers – Part 1

Please welcome Tad Topping, our new Animation Critique’s Guest. Tad works as a lead animator at Squeeze Animation Studio and he is a Maya Ninja! On top of being a great animator, Tad is fast! He uses several tools to … Read More

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NEWS – Pixel Challenge 2017

Last weekend, Eric, Pablo and Darryn were at the Pixel Challenge 2017 in Québec City, Canada, and they had a blast! Forty-eight hours of pure madness where competitors had to create an animated short-film from scratch, and the results were quite amazing. … Read More

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NEWS – Article about Eric

Here’s a nice article featuring Eric Lessard, founder of Animation Critique. In this interview, Eric talks about his career path, his job as an animation director and his involvement on various projects he worked on over the last 20 years! … Read More

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Why Is It Good – Boss Baby

Boss Baby is coming out this week and Jeff is using this movie and other classic references to talk about the concept of “Exaggeration”. When we hear about exaggeration, we usually think about pushing the pose of a character to … Read More

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NEWS – Pixel Challenge 2017

We are very excited to announce that the Animation Critique team will be part of the jury at the Pixel Challenge in Québec City, Canada, 6-8 April 2017. The Pixel Challenge is a unique event where competitors have 48 hours to create a … Read More

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