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Andy Zick
3D environment apps for iOS

Anyone know of any good apps for iOS that allow you to layout forests or cityscapes or any 3D environment that I can use create scenes to hand animate with my iPad/pencil? I have several apps for posing animals/people but nothing for scene building. Thanks for any recommendations.

Dmytro Zavora

Not for iOs, but for macOS. Unreal engine has unbelievable tool for forest creation. Unity engine does to, even tho they don't look as realistic as in Unreal, but overall Unity is simpler for beginner.

Amanda Toney
50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

Pretty cool find for some free resources for animators...check it out!

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50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners
50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners
by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusal…
Gianni Nugoli

Tanks Amanda

Amanda Toney

My pleasure Gianni Nugoli !

Dustin Sweet

Thank you Amanda!

Glori FK

Thank you Amanda

Mohamed AbdulRahim

Thank you Amanda . I am happy to accept with you

Chris Norby
Software recommendations

Good evening everyone

I am currently working on an animated project I have written and could really use some recommendations as far as some new software is concerned. I'm currently working with Daz3D software and I do enjoy the results, however I cannot shake the feeling of spending too much time, ef...

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Bob Harper

Blender is free and has a big support community and plenty of available resource materials for training.

Dustin Sweet

You can also port your Daz models across, so you won't lose assets.

Rolf Mohr

Agreed Blender could be the answer you're looking for. It's come a long way and has almost caught up with industry standard Maya for animation and is competitive with other 3d modeling software that c...

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Pooya Khodadadi
Animation forums


What is a good website when it comes to discussing animations and animation voice overs? Any help would be appreciated.

Megan Max

Hi Pooya, I can help you to find best animation service providers

Marcus McClellan
Just a quick question for Daniel Kendrick, Jason Mirch, and Dan Scheinkman.

How much traction do animated shorts gain with you guys? Something on the order of the little squirrel thingie that Ice Age movies do. Before I pulled the trigger on a pitch I was wondering if it's just wasting my time unless you were only looking for feature length animateds. How short is TOO SHORT? in other words.

Jason Mirch

If I understand your question correctly, you want to know if you should pitch a short to an established animation company for the purposes of production. If that is the case then I would say that in o...

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Marcus McClellan

Thank you Jason! I don't normally write animations. I've written quite a few short scripts, many of them based on short stories I've had published by various publishers over the years. (several are in...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Some killer info right there from Mr. Kendrick and Mr. Mirch!

Marcus McClellan

I am soooo stoked! Thanks again guys!

Mmapaseka Mokhonoana

Awesome. Thank you for this fruitful information.

Renee J Lukas
Women in Animation

Hi Everyone,

I've been working with a producer to develop my comedy animation series. We have a killer pilot script, bible, everything. I've been looking for funding sources, and since I'm a female animation screenwriter, I was hoping to connect with organizations like Women in Animation. After going...

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Teresa Vilaseca

I'm a member of Women in Animation - it's more of a networking organization than anything with speaking panels, networking events, and a mentor program. They're very focused on getting more women work...

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Renee J Lukas

Teresa - Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Thanks for the info! I appreciate it!

Amber Greenlee

Try writing for a grant first:

It is easier to find money once you already have some money put towards your project. A grant is a good stepping stone towards full funding.

Johann Evrard
A sad day for animation...

33+ were killed today at Kyoto Animation, who released many anime such as Full Metal Panic, K-On! and A Silent Voice.

Anthony Moore

What is wrong with people? Anime is art. I grew up on it. I watch it today. The world is in a sad state when you want to take out animation artists.

Karen Stark

It's a sad sick world we live in.

Glori FK

I agree, love animation

Rick Oldham

Looking for an animator. I have a wonderful short story I would love to have animated. I think it's a worthy project. It's called the 4th hole. . Please inbox me. Full story on my profile page. A marginal golfer has the experience of a lifetime. A perfect drive leads to an interaction with a curious...

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Steven M. Cross
Pardon the lack of knowledge

I don't know much about animation, and that will show with this question. I wrote an epic fantasy screenplay that would probably cost a fortune to make. It could also make a good animated film. I just wondered first, if fantasy is less expensive, and two, are animated films ever made from scripts meant to be live action?

Bob Harper

Hi Steven, for animated films, genre isn't the baseline for budget. It all depends on what you have going on. An animated version of Star Wars would cost more than an animated version of Dragonslayer...

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Steven M. Cross

Thanks, Bob, for the information. I appreciate. Like I said, I'm not incredibly knowledgeable about some things.

Young 3Ds Max Artists from UK

hello, I am looking young 3ds max artists and animators who are not older than 30 for collaboration. Interested artist should send me a message privately. It is urgent, please. Thanks

Stephen Floyd
Voice acting

My friend wants to break into voice acting, particularly in anime. I want to support him but know next to nothing about the profession. What are some useful resources, online or otherwise, to help such a person get started?

Derek Reid

I don't know much about it but I've seen that a co-founder of a voice-acting list service has done a couple of blogs here IE: - although thi...

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Richard "RB" Botto
Hollywood Reporter's Animation Roundtable

For all my friends working in animation. Enjoy!

"We Need New Voices, New Storytellers": The Animation Roundtable

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"We Need New Voices, New Storytellers": The Animation Roundtable
"We Need New Voices, New Storytellers": The Animation Roundtable
Six pros - Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson, Brad Bird ('Incredibles 2'), Rich Moore ('Ralph Breaks the Internet'), Latifa Ouaou ('The Grinch'), Bonne Radford ('Smallfoot') and Peter…
Evelyn von Warnitz

Thank you Richard!

Ramus Labiapari

Great link. Animation has evolved a lot since the early 90's.

Brian Graf

Great article and valuable info and insights into this arena. Animation is an arena I hope to get to work in.

Richard "RB" Botto

Glad you enjoyed, Brian

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