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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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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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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Guest Series – Daniel Huertas – Blinks

Welcome back to Daniel Huertas, our awesome guest speaker from Squeeze Animation Studio. Today, Daniel is talking about why, when and how blinks happen in real life and how to use them to your advantage in your animations. Take a … Read More

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Animation 101 – Overlapping

Overlapping…. we have all heard of this important animation technique, but do we really know when to use it, how to make it work or how much to add to our animation to get the right feel? In his new “Animation … Read More

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Acting With Pablo – part 3

Here’s Pablo’s new video about Acting. This is Part 3, it means you will hear more about Pablo, more about Acting, more about Disney, more about Animation and most of all… more about Wisdom! Watch, learn, enjoy and SHARE! … Read More

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