Animation Mentor released a bunch of new rigs to Alumni today. All of these are available on www.animationrigs.com as part of their Anim-Mates Collection. I'm not very fond of the current collection myself. I just don't find them all that appealing, especially when compared to the rigs over at I-Animate and the free Malcom rig from Anim-School. Luckily Bishop is still pretty appealing and versatile, and if nothing else, animation mentor promises to release a new rig every term (3 months) so i expect more appealing rigs are on the way! In any case, it's always fun to play with new rigs, and since these dudes all use the same basic rig set up, i figured i outta figure em out. So... back to the pose a day!
Time to get this crazy ol' Blog started I suppose! So, hello there! My name is Ryan Hayford and I'm an animator and artist based out of San Francisco, Ca. I suppose this will be a place to post my thoughts and ramblings. It will likely be animation focused as that's my primary passion, with music, travel, food and whatever else might appeal to me that day sprinkled in for good measure.
About me. I just graduated from Animation Mentor this week and I'm about to head out into the big scary animation world and find myself a jobby-job. My goal is to land at a feature animation studio and get into the movie business, but I plan on doing whatever it takes to get me there in the meantime! You can check out my current Animation Reel (as well as some other short tests) on my vimeo page here: