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Comcast (CMCSA) In Talks To Buy DreamWorks Animation (DWA) For 3B, Report Says

International Business Times

Cable and entertainment conglomerate Comcast Corp. is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation for more than 3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday. Comcast already owns a major studio, Universal Pictures, through its NBCUniversal subsidiary. But if this deal goes through, Comcast would add a formidable force in animated cinema, one of the most consistently profitable genres around the world -- especially in China, which could become the world's largest movie market as soon as next year. Led by global mega-blockbusters "Jurassic World" and "Furious 7," Universal topped box office charts by studio market share last year. But lately, rival Walt Disney Co. has the upper hand.


Japan choosing 88 animation travel spots to boost tourism

U.S. News

A man walks by an eatery with its facade painted with letters that read "Welcome to Washinomiya" and the characters of a TV animation series "Lucky Star" or "Raki Sta" near Washinomiya Jinja shrine in Kuki, Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Eighty-eight places in Japan are going to be designated "animation spots" to encourage tourism -- using train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly everyday places where popular "manga" characters are depicted. One shoo-in for the list, according to organizers, is Washinomiya Jinja, a picturesque shrine, which is a familiar scene in the comic by Kagami Yoshimizu, which later became the TV animation series.


Learn CSS Transition And Animation

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This teacher clearly explains what CSS-Animation is and how to set the properties. Step by step .. so you can apply it yourself. This course gives the knowledge from grounding to a good level in various topics. Good for those who need to jump start CSS3 transition and animation basics. Do you know javascript / jquery animations are outdated nowadays as it takes much time for page loading and also mobile devices comes into play.


Unity Character Animation With Mecanim - Programmer Books

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A detailed guide to the complex new animation tools in Unity, packed with clear instructions and illustrated with original content in the context of a next generation zombie apocalypse adventure game. About This Book Create and export models and animation sequences to Unity from 3ds max and Maya Prepare character models and animation for games using Mecanim†s rigging tools Retarget, adjust, and mix and match motion capture and other animation data Write and edit scripts compatible with Mecanim Animation Controllers Who This Book Is For If you are a Unity developer looking to get to grips with the character animation specific tools, a 3D software user who is new to Unity, or a beginner game developer who is interested in character animation and interaction, this book is ideal for you. Some experience with either the Unity interface or basic 3D coordinates is recommended, but not required. What You Will Learn Learn how to prepare a rigged character model to receive animation within Unity Acquire efficient techniques to refine and optimize motion capture data Retarget animation sequences between different character rigs Discover how to rig a humanoid character and export for use in Unity Script character interaction for a First Person character model Create dynamic animation sequences from scratch using key frame techniques, in a variety of 3D software packages Learn Project Management in Unity Understand how to set up a complex facial rig for speech Set up Animation Controllers with masked states and blend trees to create seamless and additive animation transitions Construct a ragdoll game object and instantiate it in a game Devise Mecanim animation integration for the player and AI driven animation for enemy characters In Detail Game animation for independent developers has taken a giant leap forward with Unity's Mecanim toolset, which streamlines the import/export, retargeting, and many other aspects of the


Videoscribe Whiteboard Animations : MasterClass With Project

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Welcome to our Videoscribe Whiteboard Animations: MasterClass With Project course! This course is designed for VideoScribe v3.7, to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version we recommend updating your app from your Sparkol account page. I've been creating videos and teaching courses on how to get the most out of VideoScribe for over 5 years. In this course, I've captured our top hints and tips so you can quickly learn how easy it is to create engaging whiteboard animation videos using VideoScribe. Videoscribe is the most used program for creating whiteboard animations because of its intuitiveness, image library, and low cost.