movements that are drawn

movements that are drawn has written 9 posts for Movements That Are Drawn

Not done any animation since the last post. I did download the Blender Animation Toolkit though, which looks great. The rig is astounding, allowing you to create and fully animate pretty much any kind of bipedal character. But aside from watching about half the videos I’ve done nothing else with it. I’m still getting up … Continue reading


I’ve signed up for Train2Game. I’m doing the Games Artist and Animator course. Train2Game are an online learning organisation who teach people the practical skills needed to work in the games industry. The courses last three years, although you can finish them quicker if you are able to, and they are entirely home study-based. They … Continue reading


Not done a hell of a lot of animation since the last post. In the past month I’ve decided to collaborate with a friend on making a game. We’re not sure what kind of game yet. Just a game. In truth I’ve never been much of a gamer. I had a ZX Spectrum when I … Continue reading

Another walk cycle

Since the last post I’ve been busy working on another walk cycle (in between trying to learn Unity3D and teaching myself Python and C++). It’s still at the initial blocking phase, but I thought I’d share it as it is. I took fairly detailed notes in preparation for doing this version, and my intention was … Continue reading

First walk cycle

So it’s been a while since my last post, and that one wasn’t even animation-related. What can I say, sometimes life gets in the way of what you really want to do. Anyway, I’ve done a walk cycle. Actually, I completed this in May. I wasn’t happy with it at the time and wasn’t going … Continue reading

Tube Open Movie

Just a quick post to say I’m supporting Tube through Kickstarter. Tube is an “Open Movie”, or open source film, directed by¬†Bassam Kurdali (of Elephants Dream and Mancandy FAQ fame). Created using largely open source software, the elements of the film will be released under a creative commons license for anyone who wants to use … Continue reading

figure drawing

I read somewhere that as an animator it’s good to have a strong sense of what makes a good pose. So a couple of weeks ago I started drawing simple stick figures in what you might call ‘action poses’. I’ve always been reasonably good at drawing generally, but it’s something I’ve hardly done at all … Continue reading

Ball and tail comparison

I’ve been working on a simple tail whip, using the ball and tail rig from¬†Animation Fundamentals in Blender, by Beorn Leonard. Actually, it’s not a tutorial as such, he’s just using a simple tail whip to demonstrate the pose-to-pose workflow, as opposed to straight-ahead animation. Anyway, I took it upon myself to do my own … Continue reading

First bouncing ball animation

Okay, here’s my attempt at a blog… I’m learning animation. Ultimately I want to learn 3D character animation, but I’m starting at the very beginning, so right now all I’m doing is bouncing balls and other basic stuff. My main tool is Blender, mostly because it’s open source, and therefore free, but also because of … Continue reading

Tube Open Movie

Tube Open Movie