Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Stretch an Ear

A skilled CG modeler and rigger could create a character that can stretch an ear to arms length, but I know I can't. There are some animation tricks that just work better in clay animation, and this sort of squash and stretch is one of them. After completing the short Make a Face, I created this tutorial to explore the effect.

The second short, Make a Friend, went online last week. From that one, what would you like to see examined in a video tutorial?


  1. Great stuff. I was wondering, how you do get the surface of your clay so smooth? I don't see any brush marks or fingerprints. Beautiful work.

    Best regards,


  2. Thanks, Don! If the video was in HD, you'd see more fingerprints. But to clear most of them away, I just smooth them out with my fingers. Gloves don't work well with clay animation.