When Darkness Begins – Launch May 28, 2020 First reviews are in!

What a weird feeling to click the enter button on an email that says, "Dear publisher, Attached you will find the final manuscript for When Darkness Begins..." May I always feel an awe for the task completed and feel so small in disbelief. I can't tell you a time when I wasn't working on a... Continue Reading →

When Darkness Begins book launch: May 28, 2020

When Darkness Begins will launch May 28, 2020. A unique, time-bending, coming-of-age story filled with blood, time-blindness, foes, and first loves. I'm working on the back of the book copy in the evenings. YA dark fantasy +16. It's a little complex and mature, not your normal high-school YA. The image is obviously an iStock photo for... Continue Reading →

Rig it Right III: Props and Non-characters

What's missing? This is the working outline for topics to be covered in Rig it Right III: Props and non-characters.  Any feedback is appreciated. @ me.   Rig it Right: Props and non-characters (All done with off the shelf Maya. And some helpful scripts.) Intro: Rigging something that is animatable and not frustrating. Bouncing Ball To... Continue Reading →

What do you want to see in “Rig it Right: Props and Non-Characters” ???

I'm thinking of writing a Rig it Right: Props and Non-Characters book.  I'm wondering what to put in there. What would you like to see? Examples: wheels, dynamic chains, characters with different clothing (not dynamic), balloon (that character holds), Objects that follow and don't follow character hand. ?? This would be in Maya, FYI. Many... Continue Reading →

Rig it Right on Amazon with 1-2 day shipping!

Make a ruckus - Rig it Right's second edition is now available on Amazon with 1-2 days shipping (prime too!) Guess what I start teaching on Monday in my grad class? Oh yes, we will rig! I'm ecstatic!   Get your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/Right-Maya-Animation-Rigging-Concepts/dp/113830316X Companion data isn't available on the publisher's web site, yet. You... Continue Reading →

Hydra Rum – free short story

A free short story from the Absolute Darkness timeline. Get it today! Hydra Rum: It Cures That What Ails Ya https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hydra-rum/id1435111379 On a weekend excursion, taking an ill-advised tip from a half-crazed hermit and his full-crazed pet rat, Susan and Brandy explore a cave deep in a numinous valley. A quick read that follows Susan... Continue Reading →

Rig it Right (second edition) Releases Today!

Get your copy now and get rigging!  https://tinyurl.com/y7suvsa5 Companion data backup is placed here: https://employeepages.scad.edu/~tohailey/rigitright/  (the Focal Press website is presently being updated) AR: How to use the AR feature of the book video (coming soon!) To find out what’s new in the second edition read this post: https://coffeediem.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/rig-it-right-second-edition-augus While you’re waiting for your copy of... Continue Reading →

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