AnimatechGuitar Slinger 101 videos/website

Check out this instructional guitar video series Animatech produced for Proffesor Steve @ guitarslinger101.com


AnimatechBlowing Stuff Up in Softimage ICE

This video demonstrates techniques for creating explosion effects using Softimage ICE.

download the compound here

AnimatechVolumetric scan slice effect test

rendered in softimage mental ray with booltrace shader


AnimatechKinect 3D scan to polymesh test

3D laser scans and color data from brekel kinect rendered as texure mapped polymeshes in softimage



AnimatechTrain Rig

This video demonstrates development of a train rig using Softimage ICE and path constraints.

Special thanks to:

Atsushi Tsugaruya for sharing his Chain Generator ICE compound
( a-s-c-e-n-s-i-o-n.blogspot.com/search/label/ICECompound )

and Andy Nicholas for sharing his Wheel Turn javascript plugin
( andynicholas.com/?p=1549 ).



OctoChromataphore Test
Testing texture effects for an upcoming octopus animation

Texture map created with Softimage ICE…


The chromatophore pass gets mixed with animated color effects driven by a gradient texture map to add more movement


AnimatechLumbar Spine Animation

Lumbar Spine Injury Animation
S4 Netquest commissioned us to create this 3D Animation


AnimatechJungle Friends

Tiger and Eagle
new rigs in development @ the Animatech Creature Laboratory


AnimatechThe Lowrider Show

Animatech Secret Recipe:
Lowrider Rig

This lowrider rig optimizes the control object count while still allowing for the versatility of a 16 switch hydraulics setup. The combination of parenting, constraints and expressions make the 3D model mimic the mechanics of a real car. Also featured is a scissor lift which uses a bit of trigonometry to drive the animation.

More Impalas on the way…
’38 Master Deluxe