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Floyd Bishop

Have a Cool Holiday!

December 25th, 2009

-Floyd Bishop 

Animation for Games

December 22nd, 2009

Last Friday, I animated a new trick for our game Free Realms, as suggested by our players in a real time chat. Here is the complete 2 hours plus session.

-Floyd Bishop

Happy Thanksgiving, Fredheads!

November 26th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Floyd Bishop

John C Reilly sounds a lot like Mr Jinks the Cat

October 20th, 2009

I think John C Reilly sounds a lot like Mr Jinks the Cat. Do you agree?

-Floyd Bishop

Cheap Ass Animation Class goes live

September 22nd, 2009

The first lesson of my free animation course just went live. The Cheap Ass Animation Class is designed to help peple learn animation for free. I love animation, and I enjoy talking about it whenever I can. This is just one more way I can talk about animation, while helping other people experience and create animation of their own.While the first class is pretty basic, it’s going to get a lot more involved from here. Keep watching!-Floyd 

My entry for the Aniboom History Challenge

August 31st, 2009

Hey everyone. Fred said he hoped I would stop by from time to time to check in, so that’s what I’m doing. This is what I made this weekend for the Aniboom History Challenge. I dusted off one of my characters from the Bishop Animation archives, made a cornfield and some fireworks, drank some beers, and animated my arse off.If you like what you see, please head over to the Aniboom website and give me a vote.

San Diego Comic Con 2009

July 22nd, 2009

Batman

San Diego Comic Con 2009 starts tomorrow. There’s going to be a ton of stuff to see, and lots of great events, parties, and panels. Are you going? What are you looking forward to?

Be sure to stop by the Sony Online Enertainment booth where I’ll be doing demos of our game Free Realms during the convention.

-Floyd Bishop

Free Realms Launches

May 7th, 2009

Here is the launch trailer for the Sony Online Entertainment game Free Realms. I have had a blast working on this game as a Senior Artist over the past year. I’ve worked on several games in the past, but this was my first MMO. Being able to help create a world, complete with entertaining characters, fun quests, and interesting stories has been a blast.

You can sign up for free at the official Free Realms website.

-Floyd Bishop

What’s up with the lack of posts?

April 20th, 2009

Gall Bladder

Drawing by friend, officemate, and fellow animator Brad Constantine

So what’s up with your posts? How come you’re not posting so often? Well, I’ve been sick.

I’ve been sick off and on since the beginning of 2009, but after several visits to the emergency room, the doctors finally figured out what my problem was and yanked my gall bladder. The surgery was nothing like the whiteboard drawing you see above.

Anyway, the point is, I’m feeling much better, and I’m getting back into posting more frequently. Posting on the blog is something I really enjoy, and as I get better, I hope to get back into daily posts again.

-Floyd Bishop

“Free Realms” goes into internal closed beta

February 26th, 2009

free_realms_night.jpg

Free Realms has entered internal closed beta. Kotaku has the full story. I’m really proud of the look, feel, and overall quality of this game, and I can’t wait for everyone to be able to play it for themselves (but I have to).

-Floyd Bishop