SuzdalFest / Moscow: Travel report (appendix)

In recent travel report I forgot to mention that in the last days of our trip we also visited two other animation studios. On both studios I was able to study the details of their production process, including the ways how they manage animation projects (previous day I also gathered some information about that at […]

SuzdalFest / Moscow: Travel report

Ok, I am back from my trip and ready to share some results! First of all, much thanks to everyone who sent their words of support for my initiative. It was really awesome to have that feeling of being backed by whole community.  ^__^ In that travel I wasn’t alone – lead artist of Morevna […]

New version of Synfig Training Course released

I am happy to announce that we have released an update to Synfig video course! The updated version includes 3 new lessons, where I will show you: how to compose a complete scene from various files; how to use linked files; how to animate a moving background; how to create a parallax effect. I hope […]

New course: Cut-out animation in Blender

I am happy to announce that we have released a new video training course! In this course you will learn how to use Blender open-source software to create animation in cut-out technique. Many people know that Blender is a powerful tool for creating 3D animation, which turns to be a very complex resource-demanding and time-consuming […]

Car of Ivan Tsarevich (3D model)

Car of Ivan Tsarevich (3D Blender model) is now available for download! It is completely rigged and ready for use. You can download it for free and use under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. This is a 3D model of car for the main hero of Morevna series – Ivan Tsarevich. It […]

Russian president and animation: What happened in May 2017?

This post was a long due in my queue, but I haven’t had an opportunity to concentrate on writing it. Now it can’t postpone it any more. TL;DR: Russian government is going to provide ~$2 000 000 to support development of animation software in Russia and our efforts to redirects those funds into open-source development. […]

New developer will join Synfig development since March 2018

Big news: I have made an agreement with a new developer to join our team for developing Synfig open-source animation software. Artyom Konoplin will join us in March as a second hired developer to work on most critical and highly-demanded bugs of Synfig. I will remind that since we already have one hired developer – […]

Pepper & Carrot will be screened at SuzdalFest

I am happy to announce, that Pepper & Carrot Motion Comic got selected to be screened at XXIII Russian Animation Festival in Suzdal (aka SuzdalFest). SuzdalFest is a biggest animation event in Russia, which is attended by representatives from all major animation studios of Russia, as well as independent artists. The screening will take place […]

Screenshots of Ivan’s car model

Here are some working screenshots of Ivan’s car model, that is created by Nikolai Mamashev for Morevna Episode 4.  It is almost ready and will be published for free download soon!