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Animation Tools

Get rig of headaches with this bunch of great tools for animators!

AnimStarterImageRef

AS_ ImageRef

Stop struggling with videos in Maya!

Import a video or an image sequence in one click!
 

- Auto attached to your current view

 - Synched with your timeline

- Move and resize you ref! 
 

AS_IMREF
Maya
AS_ImageRefTimeline
AS_ImageRefCamera
AS_IMAGEREf_EasyInstall
AnimStarterSnap

AS_ Snap

Snap two objects together Or more! with this magnet

- Select the "parent" first

- Then all the objects you need to align to the parent

 

Et voilà!

AS_SNAP_DEMO1
MayaAutodesk
AS_SNAP_DEMO3
AS_SNAP_DEMO4
AS_SNAP_DEMO2
AnimStarterSnap

AS _ Select From Curves

Finally!

Find any object from the graph editor!
Stop scrolling forever to find which object is related to a curve.

AS_SelectFromCurves_DEMO4
Maya
AS_SelectFromCurves_DEMO3
AS_SelectFromCurves_DEMO
AS_SelectFromCurves_DEMO2

Store your animations in a library
Such a great tool to easily reuse animations and poses!

StudioLibrary
Maya

Studio library

Save a lot of time with VirtuCamera.

Use your phone as a CG camera!

I use it myself and love it. You can focus on character animation and enhance your final video with realistic camera movement.

VirtuCamera
Maya

VirtuCamera

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Animation Resources

Animation feedback
animation references
youtube channels
3d schools world map
animation rigs
animation books
Animation tools
animation tips and tricks
press and website
animation exercises
animation communities
animation starter kit
studio list
Animation events
Cool Toys
animation podcasts

Here is a collection of excellent resources for animators: books to learn animation, podcasts to get inspired, press and websites to follow the news, an animation festival calendar, reference footage, and so much more!
Don't forget to join communities to get help and create a network!

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