Monday, April 21, 2008

Animusic

So I'm a little off my game this month. Kinda hectic classes going on. So this week we're pulling another switcher-oo. Featured Animation today, comic on Thursday. Thanks for understanding.

Today's featured animation is more of a featured animation company, Animusic. This company, started by Wayne Lytle, is unique in that they don't animate their zany computer generated instruments by hand. Instead, they create fanciful and original instruments that are then animated by music they write themselves. In essence, the music drives the animation automatically, without the need for a person to hand animate to a music track. Pretty innovative and cool.

Today I've embedded "Resonance Chamber", but if you just type "Animusic" into YouTube you'll find a ton of these things. They also have quite a few DVD's available at your nearest Best Buy. Enjoy!

3 comments:

johnny nguyen said...

wha?! you mean they just created a program that responds to music (kinda like the changing shapes thing on some of the media players) and it just moves by itself? that's crazy. i can barely get my laptop to have photoshop open working on a 600 dpi file much less render a animusic file like that!

Lance said...

Is Wayne Lytle related to Lil' Wayne? I wonder...

Helen said...

How do they do that?! It's genius. Thanks for bringing animation joy to my desktop (just what I needed this morning as I'm in the middle of a rigging/skinning job that's turning out to be harder than expected...).