resources and inspiration


Reactive waterflow with ASCII characters





Video Game Planet Animation


The animation is beautiful, timed well with the animation, and the illustration style is wonderful.


Water Effect

Stumbled across this awesome water animation on the Bloomingdale’s site.  I would love to be able to recreate this!  Move your mouse over the model…


Kinect, Motion Capture, and Riding the Uncanny Valley through .gifs

These were brought to my attention by Kyle McDonald, who is teaching OpenFrameworks this semester

“Catalina” by Moullinex (kinect-driven music video)

motion capture (not kinect) for visualizing the movement of a drummer:

the work of francoise gamma, thinking about the intersection of body-glitch and 3d:


Anatomy of a Murder


‘butterfly in the storm




an oversimplification of her beauty

I saw this film at a film festival screening this weekend at the walter reade theatre near lincoln center.  terence nance uses lots of different forms of animation including stop-motion, paper cutout, and so much more…the animation is vivid, beautiful, and so original–i definitely recommend watching this film during the festival simply to experience its many different forms of animation. -tali


This is a permanent installation at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK.  The animation creates a beautiful and compelling illusion of waves.  Maritime museums are usually divorced from the heart of their subject matter– the sea.  This installation manages to recreate the rhythm and splendor of the ocean.  The designers, The Light Surgeons, use words from meta tags associated with the museum’s collection to create the waves.



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