Animation websites and links to digital and traditional animation, animators, claymation and stop motion. production companies film VFX and video special effects studios worldwide.
3D Characters Animation Studio
Top notch character development and animation studio. I highly recommend a visit to this site!
Great art, tutorials, tools, and links. The eceptional high end 3D work of Igor Posavec.
Animation Studio based in New York. They provide a broad range of high-end 3D solutions to our clients in a cost-effective manner. Services include 3d animation production, training and job-placement.
3DTi offers comprehensive 3D animation software training programs for film, video games, 3D and 2D
graphics, architecture and military.
Excellent resource for 3D artists, animators and related subjects. Exceptional high resolution texture pacages. Top rated. I highly recommend this site!
Animation studio. Home of Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, Angry Kid and Rex the Runt.
Makers of Photoshop, Dimensions, Gallery Effects, PhotoDeluxe, Premiere, TextureMaker, and Acrobat Reader.
Academy of Art College
San Francisco, California. For the third year in a row, the New Media division of Computer Arts has again taken top honors at the prestigious 2003 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Home of the Oscar awards.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Home of the Emmy awards.
Acting for Animators
Acting For Animators, by Ed Hooks, is the first book about acting theory that is written specifically for animators.
Association of Independent
Video & Filmmakers
AIVF provides support for individual producers and advocacy for the media arts field.
A leading animation resource for 3D, 2D, Flash, concept artists & graphics enthusiasts. Find info about art programs, schools, jobs, tutorials,
character animation, links and mailing lists.
Large resource for textuires… All the pictures in their database are taken by a CONTAX G2 camera on Kodak Ektar 25 ASA high definition films and scanned by a Polaroid Sprint Scan 4000. The original pictures are in 3000×2000 pixel X 36 bit color depth.
Learn 3D Animation Online – The original online animation school taught by professional animators to grow you in the art of character animation.
An excellent source for computer animation software and technology information.
The voice of the animation industry. Forums, message boards, articles and an extensive collection of links.
3D Character & Animation Program – Here, animation students learn with the best industry pros in the world right from home. Students learn directly from inspiring animation examples made by the instructors!
Animsquad offers online animation workshops, each fine-tuned and balanced to the student’s educational needs.
Society for Animation Studies. International membership organization, which is open to scholars and filmmakers, puts on annual conference devoted to animation history and theory.
Makers of: 3D Studio, 3D Studio MAX, AutoCAD, AutoSketch, Generic CADD, AutoSurf, WorkCenter, Animator Pro, and AutoVision.
The Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from over 145 countries with a wide range of interesting, and helpful information about animation.
An independent animation studio with a focus on education. We have a wide selection of in-depth professional animation courses and books. We also produce animated short films.
Blue Sky Studios
Blue Sky Studios is a first class computer animation studio dedicated to creating high end character animation and visual effects for the commercial and feature film industries.
Some of the coolest stuff in the world! I highly recommend a visit to this site.
Digital animation certificate program. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada they offer intensive traditional and computer animation training programs.
CalArts is that unique institution where borders are meant to be crossed, where vision and creativity are at the core of everything we do. Our students are engaged in re-imagining the future of the arts and exploring dimensions that have never before been considered. Our faculty artists are much more than teachers. They actively pursue their own artmaking while acting as mentors and colleagues with students.
Leading online 3D magazine for architectural CG artists and architects who specialize in 3D computer graphics and illustration for architecture. CGarchitect.com also features daily 3D news updates, 3D image galleries, interviews with industry 3D Professionals, a 3D user forum and much more.
Vortal dedicated to the world of Computer Graphics, art and technology.
Top notch 3D information , news and conglomeration of sister sites. CG Talk, a division of Ballistic Media, and a leading provider of content and on-line community services for the professional creative computer graphic arts industry.
Online Animation and VFX School. Animation, modeling, rigging, lighting, rendering, post production and VFX courses online.
Christian Lorenz Scheurer
Conceptual designer and digital matte painter, has worked on some of the most innovative movies, games and commercials of the past decade. His range of projects reaches from architectural design for movies such as The Fifth Element to concept art for The Matrix and Titanic to the fantastic dreamscapes of Dark City, What Dreams May Come and Final Fantasy. This site provides a selection of his worlds and works. I highly recommend this site.
Computer Graphics World
If you want to know something, anything about computer graphics this is a great place to start.
Maya, Softimage, Studio, XSI, communities, galleries, links, news, jobs, tutorial, contests, tools, scripts, plugins, and much more.
The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School. Offering complete career training in the art & science of computer animation for television, film and more.
Develops, produces, distributes and merchandises animated content for children and families worldwide. DIC’s activities range from developing original characters, such as its flagship property, Inspector Gadget, to acquiring trend-setting properties, such as Speed Racer, and translating them into successful television and direct-to-video programs.
Digital Animation Center
The Digital Animation Center at the University of Colorado at Denver is committed to providing quality instruction in 3D theory and techniques intended to prepare its students to succeed.
Films, Commercials, Video Games, Emerging Media, Music Videos. Founded in 1993, Digital Domain has delivered innovative visuals for more than 100 movies including “Iron Man 3,” the “Transformers” series, and “Titanic.” Its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards® in the Visual Effects and Technical Award categories.
The magical place on the Internet where kids and their parents connect with their friends to play, to learn, and to explore.
“Europe’s premier visual effects academy with 12 years specialized experience in creating world-class, studio-ready talent. Between our accelerated classroom training at our London campus, and our online programs, we’ve graduated thousands of students worldwide and helped them to enter careers that span the entire VFX spectrum.”
EEVOLVER Inc. is a company comprised of experts in concept design, technology and computer generated animation, effects and motion graphics.
Film Roman is an operating unit and wholly-owned subsidiary of Starz. It is a leading animation studio in the United States producing animated TV/movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide. Based in Burbank, CA, Film Roman has a state-of-the-art animation facility and some of the industry’s leading animation talent.
Digital training for computer animation and 3d visual effects using Autodesk|Wavefront Maya and other software packages.
The Capilano college animation department! This site is a showcase for the graduates of the commercial and digital animation programs.
Harvey Deneroff’s site, a recognized expert in the field of animation, who has written for many of the top journals in the field, offers a wide range of consulting services to the animation community. This includes representation of overseas studios in North America, research reports, market surveys, and the organization and administration of conferences and animation festivals.
iAnimate.net is an online animation school like no other. We offer a complete set of workshops designed to target all your animation needs, and put you in direct contact with veteran animators from the biggest & best studios in our industry.
Industrial Light + Magic
The George Lucas site of special effects and fun! Works in progress, portrait series, Skywalker Sound and much more.
InsideCG is a community site that provides CG enthusiasts and professionals with current news and hard-hitting product reviews/articles in the computer graphics industry.
Freelance 3D artist from India for modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering, particle fx, visual fx for television and film.
Freelance Motion Graphic, 3d and Digital generalist based in England. Main Software: Creative Suite and 3D Studio Max.
A guide to landing a career in animation and motion graphics, based on more than 3000 applications.
Writer and animation director working in the entertainment and advertising industries in New York City.
Lost Pencil Animation Studios
Excellent animation and training site. Home of the “Just Animate Training Series” of CD’s I highly recommend this site.
Lucasfilm’s animation division formed in 2003 to produce Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an Emmy®-winning series that ran for five broadcast seasons. The studio is currently hard at work creating Star Wars Rebels, which explores the rise of the Rebellion between Star Wars: Episode III and IV.
Publisher of seamless and tileable texture map CD-Roms for 2D and 3D computer graphics applications. I highly recommend this site.
3D Studio Max tutorials, forums, resources, free plugins and much more.
MAXON Computer, Inc. – The makers of CINEMA 4D GO, SE, XL & NET for 3D Modeling, Texturing, Animation, and Raytracing. See how easy it is to create photorealistic 3D images for broadcast, special effects, science & medical illustration, architecture & engineering, web & multimedia graphics, and character animation.
The National Centre for Computer Animation is the United Kingdom’s leading centre for teaching, research and production in digital media.
Makers of: Lightwave, Vidio Toaster, Aura, and Inspire 3D.
New York Film Academy – Los Angeles
NYFA is the premier destination for individuals seeking a future career in 3D animation and visual effects.
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Home of the most inventive, unforgettable, and seriously ridiculous shows for kids.
NYU – Tisch School of the Arts
For more than 35 years, Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts.
OLM Digital, Inc.
OLM Group is an animation studio with the technical, creative and production capabilities to create Animated Feature Films, TV Animation Shows as well as Computer Graphics (CG) and Special Effects in Films.
High end top quality sci-fi fantasy artwork. I highly recommend a visit to this site!
PerspectX specializes in advanced visualization, ranging from storyboarding, to Industrial pre-visualization, digital effects, animation, and interactive software development.
Pixar Animation Stuidos
For the latest news and developments about feature animated films and shorts and products from Pixar Animation Stuidos.
Pixel2life is the largest tutorial search engine on the internet catering to graphic designers and programmers. From Photoshop to Poser to C++, we have it all in the fastest and friendliest search tool around.
Makers of ZBrush – ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists.
Step inside Bakshi Productions – where you will see preliminary drawings, developmental character designs, paintings, backgrounds, animation, and much more never seen in public before. Take a stroll through the history of adult animation with the films that began it all. Maker of such classics as: Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, Wizards , Cool World and The Lord of the Rings (The original).
Rhino can create, edit, analyze, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids in Windows. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size. Rhino also supports polygon meshes.
School of Visual Arts
The School of Visual Arts has been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts on graduates of four-year programs in Advertising and Graphic Design; Art Education; Computer Art; Film, Video and Animation; Fine Arts; Illustration and Cartooning; Interior Design; Photography; and to confer the degree of Master of Fine Arts on graduates of two-year programs in Computer Art; Design; Fine Arts; Illustration as Visual Essay; and Photography and Related Media; and to confer the degree of Master of Professional Studies on graduates of the two-year program in Art Therapy.
Sheridan College Institute of Technology
Known internationally for its classical and computer animation programs, Sheridan College, situated 30 minutes from Toronto, Ontario, is a leading centre for emerging technologies, science and business education.
Celebrating its 20th year, SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is the world’s leader in high-performance computing, visualization and the management of complex data. SGI® products, services and solutions enable its technical and creative customers to gain strategic and competitive advantages in their core businesses. Whether being used to design and build safer cars and airplanes, discover new medications and oil reserves, predict the weather, entertain us with thrilling movie special effects or provide mission-critical support for government and defense, SGI systems and expertise are empowering a world of innovation and discovery.
Their mission is to promote the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Steve Cox’ UV Mapper
Steve Cox UV Mapper is a texture map template creation utility. Windows 95 (or better) and PowerMac versions available. It will import/export Wavefront (obj) 3D files and output 2D texture map templates. A must have utility!
Terragen™ is a powerful solution for rendering and animating realistic natural environments. Create entire worlds from your imagination, or import real world terrain datasets and use Terragen 3 to create the most realistic visualisations possible. You control the weather, landscape, rivers, lakes and oceans, suns, moons and stars.
The American Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Cinematographers Web Site, American Cinematographer Online: The electronic version of the premier journal of motion picture film and digital production techniques.
For over 20 years VanArts has been a top tier animation school, most recently ranked #3 by Animation Career Review for its’ 2019 rankings. Our highly experienced faculty members are passionate about teaching the craft of character animation. Learn how to animate believable character performances with Maya for 3D or Harmony and hand drawn classical animation for the 2D program
Vancouver Animation School
Vancouver Animation School is a fully accredited studio school offering programs for the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries.
Vancouver Film School
VFS offers hands-on, production based training in film, scriptwriting, interactive media, 3D animation, 2D animation, acting and make-up for film and television.
VIZup Optimizer is a free application to help you reduce the complexity of your 3D models and scenes, thereby making them fit for use in real-time visualization environments
From e-on software, a landscape generator with incredible specs and unequaled render quality at an affordable price! Includes SolidGrowth, their ultra-realistic vegetation synthesis and rendering technology.
Web 3D Consortium
Provides a forum for the creation of open standards for Web3D specifications, and to accelerate the worldwide demand for products based on these standards through the sponsorship of market and user education programs.
Women In Animation
A professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved in any and all aspects of the art and industry of animation.
Pixologic develops, markets, and supports innovative software that is opening new doors for creative expression. Founded in 1997, Pixologic recently announced its first product, ZBrush. A really cool 3D graphics painter.
“Zoic Studios is a Visual Effects Company based in Culver City, California and Vancouver, British Columbia. Our team has a proven track record of success, crafting innovative visual experiences for film, television, advertising, video game and interactive projects.”