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 →

Rig it Right Releases tomorrow!

Are you excited to get rigging?  I've seen all sorts of different publication dates, but Amazon says Rig It Right (Second Edition) releases tomorrow and we'll believe that date.  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 The AR images are in place for the book. I'll post a video... Continue Reading →

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