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By Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter

August 10th, 2010

In this episode, the team at Tiny Inventions shares their unique workflow for mixing real-world models with computer animation. They've used these techniques for music videos, advertising, and their new short film: 'Something Left, Something Taken.'

Watch "Something Left, Something Taken."

Learn more about Tiny Inventions.


March 21st, 2013 at 5:46 amCygnux says:

wow, I wish the video showed all the nuances in the changes he was making at the end. I'm looking for a hiding place now but still hacking away!

November 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 amdavidp158 says:

Wonderful video! I love the attention to detail, and picked up a ton of great production tips. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us.

September 5th, 2011 at 7:46 pmAndreas says:

Absolutely fantastic and inspirational. Thingsthis make us believe there is always soooo much more to invent, create, and be done. There are no limits!

June 2nd, 2011 at 12:49 amocube says:

Fantastic work guys... really impressive.!!! Making me want to dive into animation.

April 19th, 2011 at 12:40 amPoly Zavrl says:

It's my dream job to someday work for an animation studio like theirs *__* ...but I'm still so far, far away from my dream ...>__>
thanks for the tutorilal, loved it ^__^

April 12th, 2011 at 3:21 pmTalamanca says:

Excellent!!!!, more, more, more...

December 3rd, 2010 at 3:32 pmsasa says:

hiding under a blanket.
just awesome.

November 10th, 2010 at 12:14 amSampathkumar.m says:

VERY NICE.........

September 27th, 2010 at 11:07 pmJon Carr says:

This may be a dumb question but I am wondering about the RGB waveform that was pulled up in the color correction section several times? It this a plugin?
Great video!!

September 19th, 2010 at 8:37 ammohamed says:

OMG! i love it :(

September 9th, 2010 at 7:25 amEmily says:

Hello Folks,
I too am desperately searching the web for an answer to the use of the animation interface linked to the Time Remapping. Please, if anyone finds the answer, post it here to share with everyone!
I did come across this awesome tutorial on Lesterbanks blog that is similar, as far as the Time Remapping method goes, but without the cool streamling interface.

September 7th, 2010 at 2:12 pmBoreale says:

Wonderful epidode !!! :-))
Thanks to you all !!! :-)

August 28th, 2010 at 1:33 pmAndreas says:

Great episode, a real eye opener. I, too, was amazed by the interface. If you could do a tutorial on how to set up AE for a graphic interface like with the F/FB/B slider and the puppet tool setup. Thank you very much for this episode. Really inspiring.

August 23rd, 2010 at 1:57 pmGerald says:

Wow-- I had no idea that you could make an animation interface to navigate through Front and Back positioning of elements. Amazing! That would make a GREAT tutorial!

August 20th, 2010 at 7:31 pmCNA work in the health-care field says:

well written blog. Im glad that I could find more info on this. thanks

August 17th, 2010 at 10:05 ampersonman says:

At 5:30 her voice reminds me of Elastigirl. Seriously, it kind of sounds like her.

August 17th, 2010 at 9:53 ampersonman says:

At 5:30 her voice reminds me of Elastigirl. Seriously, it kind of sounds like her.

August 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pmGrimpo says:

"Can you show us how to set up that animation interface (hand positions with time remapping, F F/B B, etc)?"
Yeah seriously, It glosses over what is probably the part that could really revolutionize many peoples work flows. As far as time remapping. That is simply using making each different pose/mouth a single frame long in a precomp, all the layers ordered sequentially, then using the time remap set to hold frames and picking what pose to use when.
What is most interesting is how they rigged that to the synoptic view
in the top left as well as how the point expression controller was setup for F/FB/B.

August 13th, 2010 at 1:11 pmEric says:

Amazing, Amazing stuff!! I can see why your daughter loves it!
Can you show us how to set up that animation interface (hand positions with time remapping, F F/B B, etc)? That could be completely invaluable for character animation! As would that cool "Where the Wild Things Are" dancing text treatment.
I'm loving Tiny Inventions! What an ingenious use of After Effects!

August 13th, 2010 at 2:53 amDonBoti says:

Great work, Amazing how can take Affter Effects at that level.

August 13th, 2010 at 2:16 amRick says:

This is awesome....
Stop Motion and Redgiant plugins woop woop

August 10th, 2010 at 4:30 pmShavkat says:

Great Work as always from REDGIANT! Thank you!

August 10th, 2010 at 2:00 pmChristian Tafur says:

I saw a preview of this short at AENY a couple of months back and how they made the short great stuff. Looking forward to watch the short now.

August 9th, 2010 at 8:12 pmkhaled says:

great work i love it ,
and im very interested to watch this tutorial (NOW)

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