Technical Director Jussi Kemppainen discusses the After Effects 3D-like rigging system he developed to produce 2D animation with hand-drawn qualities for Rovio's "Angry Birds Toons". Watch the video on YouTube.
Some great breakdowns have been posted by Jean Choi showing work done by Look Effects for the bird sequences of Darren Aronofsky's film "Noah". The feather and flocking system was created using Houdini. Watch the videos on Vimeo: video 1-video 2-video 3-video 4.
Midge Sinnaeve has generously released five new high resolution tree models. They are available in FBX format with separated materials. Textures for the bark and blossoms are included. More on The Matissa.
Paris-based Unit Image has completed a new Peugeot 208 GTI ad with impressive use of CG. It was created using 3DS Max, V-Ray and After Effects. Check out the spot and great making of video on Unit Image's website.