3D Animation & Illustration Blog

VFX, Animation and 3D Illustration blog featuring recent work and posts on 3D in F1, motorsport and Japan.

Super Smash Bros. – Mario Jumps into Battle! (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)

Ever wondered what Mario would look like in real life? Well I caught him during his commute to the Smash Bros tournament, running through Tokyo to the stadium before he joins the fight! I’m a huge Super Smash Bros fan and with games for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS coming out later this year, I wanted…

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Mighty No 9

Mighty No. 9 (マイティーナンバーナイン) is an upcoming action-platform video game produced by Keiji Inafune, illustrator and co-designer of Mega Man. Now they are developing a TV series for Mighty No.9 and I had the pleasure of working on the teaser. This was a terrifically exciting project to work on with very demanding clients so there was a…

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Ex Disney Animator Talks Animation in Japan

I caught up with ex Disney animator Stephane Mangin to quiz him on the differences animating in Japan, US and Europe. Having worked in France at Mac Guff, in London at Double Negative, in the US at Disney and now Japan at Marza, he shares his thoughts on the differences in the work culture. His previous…

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We were on Japanese TV!

Just for fun! 8 Months ago when we landed in Japan (after not sleeping for about 30 hours) we were jumped by a film crew for Japanese TV. One of our friends noticed us on TV this week and now we can share our embarrassing performance with you all. Enjoy! To top it off, we just got…

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Japanese for Animators and 3D Artists

Following up on my post on how to get an animation job in Japan I thought some of you may be interested in the language around the office. You can use this to get a head start with some animation specific vocab and phrases that you will hear on a day to day basis. With the…

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Franglais Poster and Trailer

To coincide with completing my first live action short film Franglais and first festival submission (wish me luck!) I wanted to share the final poster and trailer. I am hoping to get into some festivals next year so cannot show the full film online yet, but I think this fantastic illustration by the talented Emma…

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