Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Squash & Stretch Bros.

Tedd Squatretch

Todd Squatretch

Program used: Alias SketchBook Pro

Squash & Stretch Brothers © 2007 Amrit Derhgawen


vabhu said...

i think the second one looks like me.

very cute

he he he


vabhu said...


can u plz tell me any reference on
pelvis movement hip rotation as i think most of the animation start from pelvic region. Actually i m trying to animate a 180 degree turn. So i want to study the things like weight shift and so.


Amrit Derhgawen said...

Hey! Glad you like them. :)

I'm not too sure about video references on pelvis/hip rotation. You could try these...

BBC Motion Gallery

High-Speed Video Clips


And of course you can use a simple webcam to shoot out an action.

Thats all I use! Hope this helps. ;)


vabhu said...

i just used the time machine script u
suggest in animomania and i find it a great tool to play with breakdowns.

Can u plz tell me where can i find script to switch between maya & monkey jam or can u mail me that script.

One more thing I just found a nice tool may be u know about it.

Amrit Derhgawen said...


Thanks for chiming in. :)
Its not Time Machine, its called "Tween Machine". Yep, its a great little tool. Keith Lango loves it and so do I. Thanks to Justing Barret for the great script.

That MonkeyShuffle script is a property of Keith Lango, and I'm not sure if I'm suppose to distribute it for free. I hope you understand. :|

Hey, this ezMark thingy looks great. Though, I like to use my good-old dry erase marker. It works great every time, and saves me time! ;)



vabhu said...

i understand

its ok buddy

tell me how to export & import frame as image in maya so that i can i can work on timing.

Amrit Derhgawen said...

Hey there!

You preview render your Keys and primary breakdown drawings/images.... Import the images into MonkeyJam... Then you're all set to play with your timing :)

Now my workflow has changed a bit (technically). I like to spend a good amount of time in 2d and time it out in FlipBook. So, at the time when I get into Maya, I know my timing, poses, etc.

One more thing, Vaibhav...

This is a comment section of my blog, and I expect blog-post related discussions here. So lets not use it as a general forum or a Q&A space. If you have any doubts/questions regarding animation or if you wanna say "hi!", please feel free to contact me on amritrd {AT} hotmail [DOT] com. I'll try my best to reply as soon as possible.

Cheers and keep animating! :)


vabhu said...

thanks amrit once again and I m really very sorry for inconvenience. I will take care of that in future.

ari said...

hello amrit i am arun kumar i have wrote u mail but u don`t have any suggestion for me so i am tell u i want learn animtion to you so tell me what your fee and curriculam.

Amrit Derhgawen said...

so tell me what your fee and curriculam.

I charge $500,000 per month. Let me know if you're interested in learning animation. I look forward to teaching my one and only student soon.


ari said...

amrit you are taking fun with me hmm. No problem men but i was serious that time but u don`t have respect my talks so i am tell u one thing i have talent and confidence for do anything. u know i am searching a teacher for the animation but all teacher are very low category in animation i like ur animation so sorry amrit bye bye and god bless you that u will be great animator in this animation industree .

Amrit Derhgawen said...

Good for you. You know, I don't teach animation. Why don't you goto
You'll get plenty of tutorials there. Good luck!