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Guest firemind

The reels section is running nicely, but often I (and you too I'll bet) come across non-motion gfx type stuff (sites/movies/etc.) that kick my ass in gear creatively that might be inspirational to the rest of you as well.

 

This thread is here to help. Feel free to post stuff that has inspired you.

 

For motion graphics stuff, please post over here.

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Guest igorschmigor

Well, linkdup satisfies my need for non-motion inspirational links. When you've worked your way through the portfolios check out "the links pool" (back and unfiltered). There's just too much to see. It's my favorite site of that kind. But still i never mind if someone here thinks he has a non-mograph site that we should have a look at. Stuff on paper, canvas, walls, digital paintings and all that can surely be inspiring and lead to new styles in motion graphics i think.

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http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/ippei_gyoubu/ (japanese illustrator who uses adobe illustrator a lot)

and

www.xiiin.com (bandwidth killer, stunning 3d graphics for the interface)

 

just two of the more inspiring sites that i stumbled across lately.

 

i think some of the 80s pinball art is very inspiring. And Blaxploitation posters. Both deserve a revival (there already has been a little blaxploitation revival, bot i'm still hungry for it).

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Guest igorschmigor

cool links, i knew them already but frosh-studio was new to me. Where can you get teleport pro? Is it free? One good free programme i use is webspider, free from xaldon at www.xaldon.de. Good thing about webspider is that it also browses swf-files for links, only understands basic actionscript though and won't follow links that were first stored in a variable and then passed to a function. Also checks JavaScript for links.

Thanks for the congratulations but i'm back to 98 for some reason.

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kobbytron reminded you of rian hughes? I didn't see that many similarities between the two except that both use vector graphics. but rians work is nice too of course. reminded me of sato labo. rian hughes reminded me of sato labo??? yes, i know, different styles too, but also this 60's/70's lounge style in a new modern design. Unfortunately the sato labo site doesn't work properly on my browser (netscape 6).

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Guest igorschmigor

something completely different: http://www.trajectons.com/seize/

a guy working on a series of very sinister comics that he is making with maya. But it looks very painterly, not really like it was done with 3D. It all seems to be work in progress more or less, the creator (Jim Seize) is still looking for a publisher. The first comic isn't so good, but i like the one titled "preconcept". They all lack a good story, but are nice to look at. I'm usually not a big fan of dark, sinister art but this one still managed to attract my attention.

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Guest pasto

Hi Igor, I am quite interested in this guy's work,

How do you know it has been done in Maya I can't find any statement of that in the site.

 

thanx a lot

pasto

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Guest igorschmigor

Do you know this guy yet? http://sinfest.net/ (by Tatsuya Ishida)

i only just discovered him today. he's been printed but offers his comic strips free online and there are more than 1350 (in words onethousandthreehundreadandfifty, can you believe it? Tatsuya is a comicmaking machine) already, a new one coming every day.

Not really inspiring stuff from the artistic side (not badly drawn at all, but typically comic-strippy, nothing we havn't seen yet), but i thought while we're talking of free online comics i might add it. Some of the stories are fun. A lot about religion, women and life in general, features some cute pets, has a bit of everything.

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Guest firemind

Sinfest has been a longtime favorite of mine, I thought the site was pretty wellknown. So just to be sure, I'm linking Demian5 (click on when I am king)

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i suspected sinfest to be known, it just has to be.

i didn't know Demian5 yet. it's nice. Please don't hold back with sites you thought we all knew already. With the overwhelming amount of stuff on the net we are all missing a lot of have-to-know-sites.

i guess most of you will know http://www.happytreefriends.com/. For those that don't: it's a series of flash movies, childrens style-cartoons, but teenage-humor.

http://www.preschoolprotocops.com/ well made flash cartoon, sort of Dexters lab-style

http://colometersdavis.com/ very nicely drawn comic, not new but one you shouldn't miss.

dog in a box with 2 wheels. See it at www.atomiccartoons.com. Click on samples and then on reel, click the right arrow, there it is. Or just click http://www.atomiccartoons.com/flash_dogpage.html

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Guest speemur

this is more of a general inspiration tip but it has helped me come up with some new twists to old ideas. go to google images and search on whatever it is you are working with, a sun, an oval, a map, etc, etc, and see what comes up.

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Guest Resbot

http://www.nakedproject.com/

 

I almost posted this in the reels section, but the work shown on this site doesn't qualify as motion graphics. The film showcases of these directors are very inspiring to me. As is the photography.

 

Check out the commercials section.

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