New PREVIZ Blog launched! Previzpost.blogspot

Hi all, if you are after purely previz articles, check out my new PREVIZPOST blog. This’ll be the home for all things previz. All applications, all types of previz. If it’s on the web it’ll end up in
contributors please email me

Sketchup animated

Depth of Field

You can create a depth of field look in all versions of Antics, it just requires a compositing application like after effects, and the creation of a special type of file. A file that has the closest elements to camera white and the furtherest elements black. The steps of gray in between set the amount an element is in focus. Here is an article which explains this a little better. So how do you get z map out of Antics?

Depth of Field in action.

Well the way I found worked best of all was to texture map all the elements with a white texture and then set the fog level so that the furtherest items faded off to the blackness.

Cool Clip – Antics V7 (not really!)

Sin City Yarn Wip
I’ve yet to see anything as good as poser for character creation. If you do get a moment, check out Daz 3d as an alternative to Antics.
It’s free and it has 3d in the name so that’s two good things.

Tutorial Project.

Found another antics tutorial project here.

focus on Alexander Sokolov

Is a russian previz artist who is my feature artist this time around.
He most recently worked on “Wanted” which starred the lovely lips of Angelina Jollie.
In addition to his site which is packed with great stills, there’s also an old blog with a couple of interesting production stills.
Alexander Sokolov’s is a
3D Artist with production experience in television, ?nd feature films. Specializing in Layout, Camera work and Vehicles animation. Alexander Sokolov’s Specialties:
Software: 3ds max, Vray, Adobe After Effects, Photshop, Illustrator, Premiere, PFTrack, SynthEye. Skillset: Planing, Layout, Vehicles animation, Dynamics, Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering Alexander Sokolov’s has Experience
as Previz/VFX Artist, Supervisor
Bazelevs (Motion Pictures and Film industry) Jan 2005 — June 2008 (3 years 6 months)
Wanted (2008) – dir. Timur Bekmambetov Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie (2007) – dir. Timur Bekmambetov Dnevnoy dozor (2006) – dir. Timur Bekmambetov


Hi all, in between drinks and eating way too much, I thought it might be of interest to you to have a look at this action sequence I built earlier. The whole clip is done in the timeline, it does continue with the girl kicking the guys butt, but that part was a little buggy.

Check out the project file if you get a moment. It was done on v4.

Third Floor Reel

OMG I loved Cloverfield. 1 oscar coming up.

Merry Christmas

Snake prop!

check this out anyone know about the assets used in this official antics clip. In particular the snake at 28sec. Also I’d like to tip my hat to the artist who did the helicopter blasts! very cool.


The new forum is coming along nicely, there has been some real progress in the character development area. Also there’s an important petition for pro users to check out. The forum is very open and becoming a great resource for veteran and newbies alike.
please take some time to check it out.
Also news is that the new offical characters have now been released and are available to download on the antics site.
If your are thinking of contributing to the discussion on Project Talent, the forum topic dedicated to character building, (both kinds), then check out this tut on skinning.
This latest test is from Quidam to Max to Antics.

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