Piano Animation

cmiVFX - Houdini Audio Driven Animation  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Dec. 15, 2012
cmiVFX - Houdini Audio Driven Animation

cmiVFX - Houdini Audio Driven Animation
English | Mp4 493 kbps | 1240 x 576 12fps | aac 22,5kHz mono | 1.2 Gb
Genre: eLearning

cmiVFX has released the latest treat for its SideFX Houdini training product line titled "Houdini Audio Driven Animation". Modern technology gives us many opportunities to add a new sense to the common things. We can listen to the sounds of the universe, we can view the deepest ocean or we can visualize musical composition. In this video we'll do the latter. Using the time tested and industry proven Houdini procedural approach and its unique set of tools in CHOP, SOP and POP contexts, our piano will play in unusual way. In this unique training video, the user will learn techniques on how to extract data from MIDI files and how to use that data for piano animation and particle kinematics. As usual, we through back a nod to the well known cmiVFX style for making videos and break loose on some killer procedural modeling techniques using loops, Hscript and python scripting. For particles we'll use VEX, both for building ballistic trajectories and creating collisions. When your done watching this video, you will be left with a Houdini digital asset that can be reused again and again in your procedural pipeline.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.

MVP (Michael Vescera Project) - Animation (1999) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 22, 2016
MVP (Michael Vescera Project) - Animation (1999) [Japanese Ed.]

MVP (Michael Vescera Project) - Animation (1999) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 367 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 154 Mb | Scans | Time: 48:30
Heavy Metal | Pony Canyon Inc. | PCCY-01403

1999's "Animation" was the second album from MVP (Mike Vescera Project). Vescera, of course, is best known as the singer from Obsession, and his stints with Loudness and Yngwie Malmsteen. He’s joined here by guitarists Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween), Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson) and Joe Stump (Reign of Terror).

Joe Hisaishi - Piano Story IV (2005)  Music

Posted by varrock at May 12, 2016
Joe Hisaishi - Piano Story IV (2005)

Joe Hisaishi - Piano Story IV (2005)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 9 | 39:58 min | 100 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano, Instrumental, Neo-Classical | Label: Universal

Most celebrated for his alternating touching and dynamic orchestral film scoring with Studio Ghibli animation director Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi is a prolific Japanese composer of classical works, film scores, and experimental electronic and animation music. Born Mamoru Fujisawa in Nakano, Japan, Hisaishi began studying the violin at age five and went on to major in music composition at the Kunitachi College of Music. He released his first album in 1981. Titled Mkwaju, it was written for percussion ensemble with keyboard and computer programming. That was followed in 1982 by Information, credited to himself and his oft-used pseudonym for collaborators, Wonder City Orchestra. 1983 marked his first film score and first collaboration with Miyazaki, on 1984's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. With moments of sentimental strings and percussive fanfare, its range marks the dramatic emotional content of his scores to come.

Animation - Machine Language (2015) {Rare Noise Records}  

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 24, 2015
Animation - Machine Language (2015) {Rare Noise Records}

Animation - Machine Language (2015) {Rare Noise Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 370 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 141 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Rare Noise Records | RNR055
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Trumpet / Bass

Twice Grammy-nominated Animation (Bob Belden, Pete Clagett, Roberto Verastegui, Matt Young, here with Bill Laswell and Kurt Elling as narrator) delve deep into current borderline science-fiction themes about the relationship between Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence. Machine Language is a suite of connected pieces that evoke the thrilling moods Miles Davis conjured from his early 1970s bands and records. There are long solos for trumpet and leader Bob Belden’s soprano sax, linear, spacey grooves, and layered textures for keyboards, notably the distinctive Rhodes electric piano of Roberto Verastegui. Bill Laswell plays bass guitar as if the Miles Davis gig was the one he always wanted – he even quotes ‘Ife’ (from Davis’s Big Fun) at one moment. The album scores high on atmosphere, and it sounds as if the five players who made up Animation, completed by drummer Matt Young and trumpeter Pete Clagett, had a lot of fun devising the twelve tracks. Sadly the project has acquired an extra gravitas, for it is the last album Bob Belden completed before his untimely death in May 2015 at the age of 58.

Magic Piano (2011)  Video

Posted by NaVi7 at Aug. 29, 2015
Magic Piano (2011)

Magic Piano (2011)
HDTV 720p | MKV / AVC, 3947 Kbps | 1280x720 | 32mn 49s | 991 MiB
English: MP3, 192 Kbps (2 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Animation | Short | Adventure | Family

3-D puppet animation adventure about two kids from Warsaw in Poland who discover an old piano in amongst a pile of junk that transforms into a magical flying machine. The kids, Anna and her cousin Chip Chip, use the Flying Machine to fly across Europe to find Anna's father in London. Before it happens, they have to learn how to fly the magical machine… On their way they have to navigate an obstacle course of hot air-balloons, swoop into Paris on a mission of the flying machine, weather a fierce storm in the English Channel, and with sunset fast approaching find dad in the big darkening city of London. Before they reach him they are torn from the flying machine by a magic storm, and find themselves back in the pile of junk in Warsaw. However maybe the Dad saw something in the stormy skies of London, because the next day he comes home to his daughter.

Piano For Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at May 21, 2015
Piano For Life

Piano For Life
3xDVDRip | MP4/AVC, ~779 kb/s | 720x496 | Duration: 04:26:06 | English: AAC, 224 kb/s (2 ch) | 2.1 GB
Genre: Piano Lessons

Instructional series in harmony with traditional instruction that specializes in teaching the aspiring pianist all of the important skills.

Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at May 20, 2015
Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano

Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano
DVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~1185 kb/s | 720x480 | Duration: 01:11:43 | English: MP3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF Booklet | 712 MB
Genre: Piano Lessons

Gain rare insight into the musical thinking of one of the most influential popular songwriters and arrangers in America. Donald Fagen analyses three Steely Dan hits ("Chain Lightning," "Peg," "Josie") and two solo works from his Grammy-nominated album Kamakiriad ("On The Dunes," "Teahouse On The Tracks"). These songs use familiar blues and R&B structures, and Donald explains how, by altering the bass line and chordal qualities, he transformed them into sophisticated jazz-rock compositions. You'll trace the development of increasingly complex pieces as Donald and Warren Bernhardt reveal each tune's singular structure, harmonic and rhythmic characteristic, intro ideas and other devices.

Beginning Blender: Open Source 3D Modeling, Animation, and Game Design [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Sept. 11, 2014
Beginning Blender: Open Source 3D Modeling, Animation, and Game Design [Repost]

Beginning Blender: Open Source 3D Modeling, Animation, and Game Design by Lance Flavell
Apress; 1 edition | December 29, 2010 | English | ISBN: 1430231262 | 448 pages | PDF | 16 MB

A new world of creative possibilities is opened by Blender, the most popular and powerful open source 3D and animation tool. Blender is not just free software; it is also an important professional tool used in animated shorts, television commercials, and shows, as well as in production for films like Spiderman 2. Lance Flavell's Beginning Blender will give you the skills to start shaping new worlds and virtual characters, and perhaps lead you down a new professional path.

Animation and Performance Capture Using Digitized Models [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Sept. 10, 2014
Animation and Performance Capture Using Digitized Models [Repost]

Animation and Performance Capture Using Digitized Models (Cognitive Systems Monographs) by Edilson de Aguiar
Springer; 2010 edition | December 15, 2009 | English | ISBN: 3642103154 | 169 pages | PDF | 12 MB

The realistic generation of virtual doubles of real-world actors has been the focus of computer graphics research for many years. However, some problems still remain unsolved: it is still time-consuming to generate character animations using the traditional skeleton-based pipeline, passive performance capture of human actors wearing arbitrary everyday apparel is still challenging, and until now, there is only a limited amount of techniques for processing and modifying mesh animations, in contrast to the huge amount of skeleton-based techniques.