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Featured Animator: Bud Luckey, That's About the Size (Infinity Song)

Bud Luckey (1934-2018) Image: Muppet Wiki Sesame Street was one of my staples as a young child but I haven't watch it in years. The other day, for no reason at all, I had the chorus from the Sesame Street animated short song That's About the Size (also known as Infinity ) running around my head. That's about the size, Where you put your eyes. That's about the size of it. It was frustrating me because I knew the song had more words but I couldn't for the life of me think what they were so... YouTube. The animated clip first debuted on Sesame Street in 1971, with music and animation by Bud Lukey , lyrics by his friend and writing partner Don Hadley . The song was sung by Bud, instrumentals by Jazz legend Turk Murphy and his band, with Bud on the banjo. All of which I didn't know until I decided to look up the written lyrics because watching the song over and over wasn't helping me memorize the words. I'd gone from being frustrated about

Behind the Scenes: Bat Storm Suit Camera Test Animation - How It Was Made.

Bat Storm in front of the camera. iClone 7. I'm very much a novice when it comes to 3D animation in iClone 7 . However I can find my way around the application because the user interface and workflow shares a lot of similarities with Cartoon Animator 4 (also made by Reallusion). For that reason alone, if you're proficient with Cartoon Animator 4 (formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator 3) and want to try 3D character animation, iClone 7 will not seem too unfamiliar. You may even be able to pick up the basics in under an hour. With that in mind I thought I'd do a break down of how my Bat Storm Suit Camera Test , animated short was made. Not a step by step guide but just a look at the features I used, to highlight just how easy iClone 7 is to get started with. You're already part way there if you have a firm grasp of the X, Y, and Z planes for positioning characters and props in CA4. Bat Storm Character Rig Bat Storm. I'm not going to claim this part
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