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Animation Mentor: Tips & Tricks Vol 2


animation-mentor-tips-tricks-vol-2Shawn Kelly,  Senior Animator with Industrial Light and Magic and a co-founder of Animation Mentor has just released his second volume of Animation Tips & Tricks. The book  includes contributions from Animation Mentor Partner Carlos Baena, animator with PIXAR, as well as animation veterans Aaron Gilman, Animator at Weta Digital, Keith Sintay Senior Animator at Digital Domain and Wayne Gilbert, Animation Director.

This short volume is jam-packed with information and  is something that you'll be referring to over and over again.

Areas covered in the book:


To register and get your copy, click on the picture below.

You can also register for Animation Mentor's upcoming  Webinar discussing planning and workflow on April 18th at 1PM PST

To find the corresponding time in your time zone for the Webinar try this time zone calculator. Under the  "Select time and place to convert from" enter the event date and time,  April 18, 2009  1300 / 1PM  then click the "other" button and choose San Francisco U.S.A.  Next enter your location in the "Select place to convert to" and then click the "convert" to button to your time.


  1. this looks like it is going to be full of interesting information, especially the section covering the working life of an animator :- )

  2. This school is what I consider one the best animation around,too bad I can't attend because my age.
    it is a very good you'll should try it out.

  3. Nathan Braswell on

    "To register and get your copy, click on the picture below."

    Sorry, but what picture below?
    Sounds cool though, went and downloaded vol one from one of blendernation's eariler posts.

  4. Bart,

    Who can blame us for using Ad blocking. Ads suck at the best of times. Blocking Ads eliminated most if not all of the porno type links.

    I would think that site owners would need to get creative in dealing with that problem because ad blocking is here to stay.

    You could detect if an ad blocker is running and prompt with a plea to disable for this site.

    It will take some effort, because I for one would not stop using an ad blocker. It is the only thing that makes browsing worth while for me.

  5. You can also download the first book for free as well:

    I hate ad's as much as anyone else. For those who use ad blockers and refuse to unblock them, you can still download the ebook from here:
    (the link below isn't intended to drive you away from clicking the ad link above, it's only here for those who do not wish to support Blendernation by clicking his ad which keeps a great site like Blendernation running. I personally clicked the ad and encourage you as well.)

  6. Realize that if you use an ad blocker for this site you end up missing all the great ads for blenders and other household appliances that show up hear every once in a while.

  7. @ccherret: I'm blaming nobody, just stating how things are :) And yes, I use an ad-blocker too. I just unblock sites that I tend to read a lot so I can properly support them. Anyway, you're free to make up your own mind and use this site however you see fit!

  8. @ccherret: oh, and by the way - I'll look into an adblocker detection script, but I'm worried that people may find that more annoying than the ads themselves. How do you feel about that?

  9. chimericidol on

    Bart: I think you might be right that the informations about the ad-blocker activated would probably be as much annoying as the ads themselfs. Thus, I think that the best solution is the simplest one: to disable the plugin on the webpages you use very often. I do that all the time, maybe not with all sites but with the ones that are not abusive with their ads, like for example.

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