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Joe Daniels
sf bay area Animator/Filmmaker
sf bay area Animator/Filmmaker

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Kakamora of Moana
Congrats to my friends who labored to make Disney's Moana the beautiful film that it is!  If you haven't seen it yet, go check it out. Here's some fan art of those adorable Kakamora characters. And here's a high res still version:

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Farewell, Gravity Falls!
It's the end of an era, and this is all I can say...

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A short time ago, in a theater not far away...
Taking my son to Star Wars was a blast!  I've had this one in my head for a while, and finally had the time to get it out. Happy 2016.  Hope yours is great!

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The Takedown - anim doodle
The Takedown from joe daniels on Vimeo . This was a quick pencil test I made on my iPhone during the commute to and from work the other day.  It was done pretty much straight ahead for the major keys and breakdowns, then went back and filled in some in-betw...

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Avengers Academy - coming soon!
It's been quiet around here for a while, as I've been working with the awesome team at TinyCo on a pretty sweet game,   Avengers Academy .  It's been officially announced, so here's how you can get connected: On Facebook:

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Farewell to Spock - caricature sculpt
"Space, the final frontier..." Farewell to Spock from joe daniels on Vimeo . I've been tinkering with this sculpt since I heard the sad news about the passing of Leonard Nimoy.  Star Trek was a staple at the Daniels household when I was growing up.  The TV ...

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Holiday Rig Update!
Marv is getting into the holiday spirit with this new outfit.  If you've already purchased my Body Mech rig mega-pack, download the update now for free!    (That last link just takes you to your Gumroad library to get the update, so if you're looking to pur...

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CTN Expo 2014
I'm packing my bags for CTN !  It's been a crazy couple of months, so I'm looking forward to catching up with friends, hearing great talks, and picking up amazing artwork at the best animation convention around.  I'll probably be wearing this hat I whipped ...

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BodyMech Rigs - October news
Texture Maps Updates Showcase! TEXTURE MAPS First, Halloween is just around the corner, so I've made a couple simple texture maps to get you in the candy-begging spirit.  They work great on all the Body Mechanics rigs.  Just put them into the "sourceimages"...

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New Rigs!
I've just launched a series of Maya rigs, designed to be perfect for honing in on those body mechanics and body acting skills.  These rigs are quick and fun to pose, just check out the video below. BodyMech Rigs - Intro from joe daniels on Vimeo . In order ...
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