Animated Mascots Describe What Advertising Means to Them, in Animata

Product Placement from Matti Niinimäki on Vimeo. It’s like Creature Comforts for the ad industry. But look out, traditional animators – still images can come to live almost magically through the interactive powers of Animata, an open source animation tool. In a brilliant series of animated interviews, Product Placement populates its scenes with classic ad […]

Demos and Tutorials: Live Control of Open Source Animation in Animata, even with a ViewMaster

Mickey Mann from Matti Niinimäki on Vimeo. MATTI NIINIMÄKI, aka Original Hamsters, has been hacking away with the fantastic new, open-source animation package Animata. Using OpenSoundControl (OSC), he can control live animation with two other open source tools: “Pure Data” Pd (which opens up all sorts of other sonic and control capabilities) and the Arduino […]

Peter Kirn - December 15, 2008

3D Animation, Made Real-Time: Open-Source Animata for Mac, Windows

Reverse Shadow Theatre from gabor papp on Vimeo. There’s no shortage of stunning motion graphics in the world. But something’s missing: human beings. Sure, you can render endless, polished animations, but can you perform with animation like you can a musical instrument? Just as studio recording gloss and sameness has made people crave live music […]

Peter Kirn - December 8, 2008

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