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Keep Going - FREE SHIRT (sort of) My amazing wife and I are walking to support a cause that's very close to us, so if you like brutal shirts and helping people, donate money to Mult...
RubberHose 2 - RubberPin Setup Following up on this shot the setup for a RubberPin rig is super simple. Add three pins, select those pins and hit the button. It works from top to...
RubberHose 2 - RubberRig Setup Following up on this shot I wanted to show little more about how easy it is to set this up. It's a bit different way to connect two layers but it's...
RubberHose 2 - Style panel Since v1, the most resounding request has been for Tapered Hoses. Since After Effects does not yet support this in the way Illustrator does, taperi...
RubberHose 2 - RubberPin Love em or hate em, working with Puppet Pins has never been easier. RubberPin takes all the simplicity of RubberHose controllers and allows them to...
RubberHose 2 - RubberRig Available in just a couple short days, everything you love from RubberHose 2 is about to get a lot more open. You'll be able to so a lot more than ...
Google April Fools - Roll Bounce Once a year, all the internet people come together to play pranks on the users. I started at Google in January and by week 2 was thrilled to be wor...
Animalators // Sloth You should probably be listening to Animalators by now because it's the incredible @Zac Dixon talking with some really cool folks about design and ...
Elvis Dance history During the development of RubberHose I got an amazing request for illustrating and animating Elvis and his influence on dance throughout history. T...
9 Squares // Round 18 Round 18 of 9 Squares was an introspective look into the past with a round one reunion. We were all so young, so innocent, so much more hair. Ah th...
Strength in Numbers Anyone interested in buying a Battle Axe t-shirt? Trying to gauge interest as to whether or not I should pursue printing. Sign up for the mailing l...
9 Squares::Dot Dot Dot I had the pleasure of joining in on 9 Squares again on a special round for OneDotZero. The constraints were heavy and at the same time very liberat...
Metal Bunny $10 off RubberHose for preorders while I wrap everything up over the next week. Floppy ears rely heavily on the AutoFlop system to quickly build ...
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RubberHose Bend Settings RubberHose does not use tradional IK and does not use externally created art. Everything is generated with ShapeLayers and uses a custom system for...
RubberHose is ShapeLayers From the beginning of development I wanted RubberHose to be built on ShapeLayers. I was sure this would provide a level of flexibilty and design cu...
RubberHose demo: Hose Connection With RubberHose, layers can be parented to the ends of Hoses (like this) but the connection can go the other way as well. Animate feet and body so ...
RubberHose: first public demo RubberHose is a panel with a couple of buttons. The first button creates a series of 3 layers: one Hose and two Controllers. The other buttons are ...
RubberHose Pure Barre 003 Like a lot of ladies, my wife is way into Pure Barre. It's unbelievably intense and she's sold her soul to it. So now she's a certified teacher and...
RubberHose Sneaky Walk 002 Another RubberHose test exploring some of the subtlty that can be built into a walk. The RubberHose script is coming soon. "Soon" is very realati...
RubberHose Walkcycle 001 Further refining the RubberHose rig to be one of the fastest and simplest character animation tools available for After Effects. The system is us...
Test Cloud - Character Setup A modular character system was built that allowed clothing, facial features and colors to be customized for each of the 13 characters. The intercha...
Test Cloud - RubberHose Rig Experimenting with a new type of rigging system that takes much of the complexity out of character animation. Place shoulder and hand controllers (...
Test Cloud - Device Manager In order to manage the multitude of devices (phones and tablets) on a recent project I built a small expression-based tool to allow for easy custom...
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