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CACAni is Released – Goodbye In betweeners

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CACAni Has Been Released!!

 

Finally, the 2D animation software CACAni that in betweens your keys for you has been released!  Compared to other 2D animation software, price wise, it is a steal!  Currently, a promo price of around $167.00 US makes this software a must have.  Made to create cel style digital animation and to increase productivity for the artist, CACAni does some amazing things.  Understanding CACAni’s workflow is important to getting the inbetweens to work right.  Creating strokes in the right order and right direction makes auto inbetweening easy and fast.  The smart paint feature lets you paint one frame and then the software will paint the other frames in the sequence with a push of a button!  There are other tools that make the automation of the animation fast and efficient.  CACAni Amazingly gives the ability for a small number or even one person to create a full feature film!  This software could possible revolutionize the 2D animation industry.  I can see the internet erupt with 2D animation made amazingly fast and with full feature quality, not the “flash” minimalistic quality we have come to expect from animation created for the net.  Get it!  And show the world what you can do, fast and with television or feature film quality!  Then let me know what you think of CACAni!! Go to:

https://cacani.sg/#!/home

 

 

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Updated Dark Earth Trailer!!

You need to support this project!!

Check out the Indiegogo champaign here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dark-earth

 

“Dark Earth is a period set ( Edwardian era) Fantasy film that got mainstream cinema rattling. Time travellers create a rocket ship and on a test outing manage to shoot off into space and find a world they mistake for home located several million light years from Earth.

After a very hard landing, the crew of the ship find themselves on an  alien world, populated by monstrous denizens and creatures long extinct back home from the prehistoric age, A tour de force of exciting conflicts scientific marvels , story and an alien race known as the Horidens, become the obstacles preventing  these period explorers in time and space from returning  home and escaping the Dark Earth….”


Support DARK EARTH!!

Support Dark Earth!


 

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I’ve been waiting for this to hit the internet and I’m very excited to support the craftsmen and filmmakers behind this production.  I’ve been wanting a movie like this for a long time and some of the shots already look amazing!  I can honestly say that I have faith in the crew of  Peter Montgomery, Norman Yeend, Kent Burton, Nick Hilligoss, and Ron Cole.  Extremely talented animators and visual effects artists, all!  If anyone can pull off an entertaining visually stunning adventure sci- fi movie it is this amazing crew. Plus the added roll of Kevin Conner, director of some of my favorite films growing up, The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, Warlords of Atlantis, and At the Earths Core gives credibility ( and star power) that this project is for real and will move forward.  If you are a fan of “Dynamation”, stop motion animation, practical effects, and 80’s style visual effects movies (yes, like even Star Wars) then you are going to want to support this movie!

What are you still doing here?! Go click the “Contribute Now” button on the indiegogo page for DARK EARTH!!!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dark-earth-period-set-science-fantasy-adventure

 


Dark Earth is Arriving!

Holy Crap! I can’t wait to see this!  I hope it gets a US Release.  I can not stress enough the importance of bringing back stop motion animation to adventure / fantasy / Sci fi Films.  There is something about them that is magical, and and as Ray Harryhausen always used to say “Dream like”, that we lose with CGI.

Peter Montgomery’s project DARK EARTH

Published on Sep 7, 2014

New movie with giant monsters (2016 UK/ USA) Using the very best in stop motion photography and backed by the director of /The land that time forgot / At the Earth’s Core & Warlords of Atlantis ‘ Kevin Conner’. Also well known industry veterans working on the creature action. Period set science fiction fantasy piece from film group ‘RIGAR’ UK. Also involved ‘Jim Aupperle’ known for work on Empire strikes back and Planet of Dinosaurs. PRE-VIS TRAILER.  “


Creature Special Effects For Independent Film

Check this out! Independent Horror, Scifi and fantasy films now have a way to afford visual effects!  Watch and be amazed!

 

 

 


Graphic Resume

I’ve created a graphic resume, something a little bit different than the average run of the mill text on paper resume.  I am trying to go for a retro 60’s -70’s feel, not sure that I succeeded but hey it’s the beta version. Just thought I would share since it’s been a while since I posted my own work up here.

 

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Secret Space Base VFX Podcast, with the Amazing Ron Cole!

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I’m Sorry everyone, for taking so long with this release. We were trying to get a new intro recorded but it just didn’t happen, so we are stuck momentarily with the original Secret Space Base Podcast intro. This won’t effect this episode because it was an amazing conversation with Ron Cole and well worth the wait. I hope everyone enjoys this and that it generates lot’s of comments and conversations. I really think this is one of our best episodes to date. So enjoy, as we tackle a very important and serious issue about the business called visual effects and animation!

Check this out on Chirbit


Frozen for Real?

I knew Frozen was a huge hit, but this is pretty amazing! A little boy with the powers to freeze like Elsa in Frozen!
Crazy, huh? 😛


Blender your way to animation!

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We all know about the free 3d software called Blender. It actually is a very good alternative to high end 3d programs like Maya or Cinema 4d. I’ve used it from time to time and once you get the shortcut keys down you should be doing some amazing stuff with it. There is a huge user base and tons of tutorials for you on the internet as well as a plethora of books and videos out there. My wife sent me the following link. Check it out. You might be surprised.

http://www.creativebloq.com/3d/free-3d-software-10-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-blender-31410964


Life After Pi

With the current announcement that the studio that did the visual effects for the movie NOAH lost money on the contract and watching the following documentary about the state of the Visual Effects Industry I had to make a post. I’m outraged, upset, and just down right mad about what the movie industry is doing to the visual effects industry. I remember looking at issues of Starlog for hours just marveling at the visual effects shots and wanting to know how it was done and wanting to do that for a living. I’ve been working professionally in the animation industry for 15 years and, I can tell you, what I’m hearing about the visual effects industry is breaking my heart. As it is stated in the documentary, if something isn’t done there will be no more visual effects industry in the United States.

Please watch this in full! And support the people that make our blockbuster films special!

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