Sunday, August 08, 2010

AM's Bishop 2.0

I finally got a chance to watch this video of Animation Mentor's latest news: the launch of their character "Bishop 2.0." For the most part, I was shaking my head in disbelief and sheer amazement, saying, "These guys are insane. These guys are INSANE."

AM Launches Bishop 2.0 - (watch on YouTube) - (AM Site)

"Bishop, our flagship character, has been a critical piece of our animation curriculum since we opened our doors in March of 2005. Our students and alumni have logged an estimated 1.7 million hours animating Bishop, which makes him possibly the most collaboratively animated character on the planet."

If THAT doesn't blow your mind..

"Bishop 2.0 is a fully customizable rig which allows even the most novice Maya users to completely alter his appearance." They aren't joking, when they say completely.

I'm thrilled and eager to try using the new rig at home this week. I am extremely grateful that AM is allowing its alumni to have this benefit, to continue being a part of the school's growth and community in this way.

These guys are insane(ly talented and dedicated) and I never doubt for a second that they are the best animation school out there, period.

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