Saturday, May 24, 2008

Emotions for Antics!

HOT OF THE PRESS May 23, 2008 •
"..............we now have Ian Wilson working alongside our development team in Cambridge. Ian is the founder and CEO of Emotion AI ( and over ten years of experience in Europe and Japan of applying technology to simulate how humans react . .....................It will take some time to integrate an emotions into Antics and make them as easy to use as we, and you, would like and fit them in with other developments, so you will have to be patient for a while. In the meantime, don’t forget that there are ways to get emotional impact in Antics videos using music ,camera cuts etc. – Tony Bannan’s videos “Looking Back"...........".full story

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ned Kelly Dance

Ned Kelly is an Australian icon. He was a bushranger, who, to aviod being shot whilst robbing banks, built a helmet and chest plate forged from iron. I guess he was the first ironman! Anyway I've built a little Ned out of lego and animated them in Antics. The pieces are imported separately and linked to various joints on a standard character. Once everything is hooked up the legoman will do everything the ref character does. Then it's a matter of hiding the ref character.

The lego parts are freely availble from Ldraw and LeoCad. There are hundreds of lego style props to import into antics to create your own lego clip! Good luck.