Tag: animation

Create your own cartoons!

If, like so many of us, you have tuned into a modern cartoon only to realise that you could do better, here is your chance.  Studio Ghibli (who produced the likes of Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away,

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Studio Ghibli’s animation software becomes available for free

Update 15.12.16 – OpenToonz has been released and can be found and downloaded here. Graduating to a career in animation?  OpenToonz, an open source version of the software used by Hayao Miyazaki’s animation studio, Studio Ghibli, becomes available as a free open source and download from

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 02/11/15

In recent weeks I have spent quite a lot of time working with students in the School of Creative Technologies and so I have selected ZBrush Character Sculpting: Projects, tips & techniques from the masters as my book of the

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CCI update: access to Digital Tutors

For new users of Digital Tutors there is an updated video on the library catalogue showing CCI staff and students how to register for an account with Digital Tutors. Digital Tutors is an online CG training library for a wide

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Joy of Books

We thought we’d covered this before, but evidently not.  It’s certainly a delight not to miss:

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Stop motion Lego Millennium Falcon

TOTD doesn’t know whether to be more staggered by the original model or the animation of its construction.  Either way, it’s staggering! Save three years of life and watch the animation! http://vimeo.com/36768371

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The Divided Brain

We featured an RSA Animate video on changing educational paradigms back on the 14th January (http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2011/01/2536/) Here’s another on the divided brain: http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/videos/ which is rather fascinating.  

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Lego multi-story carpark

For those who’ve complained that we haven’t had enough Lego of late (or that Monday’s TOTD was too static), try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22PAaX_cEOI&NR=1 An instructional video on how to build, and use, a multi-story carpark.

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New Lanark 3D animation

This excellent piece of 3D animation is part of  The Scottish 10, a project that uses 3D laser scanning to create exceptionally accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, plus five international ones, as part of

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

This site contains a preview of the iPod app version of the award-winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. TOTD hasn’t seen the app itself, but it looks like an interesting blurring of the line between animated

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