Animation Exchange is happening again live on Twitch. Make sure to tune in at 12:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 19th. From highlighting the most recent tech, to examining traditional animation skills, this digital convention will illuminate the animation experience in game development.
Animbot is an essential free Maya toolset for animators made by Alan Camilo. Highly recommended!
The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams is an essential book to own whether you’re a beginner or an expert.
Grey Matter Gary is a free Maya rig from Squiggly Rigs
Keith Lango has released his collection of tutorials for free! These were originally made between 2005 & 2010 for paid subcribers only but are now available to everyone.
The Setup Machine enables Maya users to easily and quickly rig a wide variety of CG characters with just a few clicks. Generate a flexible, modern character rig in minutes saving you days or weeks of work
The AniMates are a professional group of animators who get together every Sunday on Twitch to interview other animators, discuss animation topics and work on personal projects live! Their aim is to create a community of content to help both experienced and beginner animators! They also post everything to their Website
The AZRI Rig is a simple animation rig for Maya 2018 and above, representative of video game projects aimed at retaining a high frame rate when working even on lower-end machines. Featured in the book, ‘Game Anim’
Game Anim is a book by Jonathan Cooper (Naughty Dog) that de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining every step of the process while providing valuable insights and work philosophies
Jean-Denis Haas is an Animation Supervisor at ILM and his Youtube channel covers animation tips for beginning animators, acting analysis, animation analysis and more!