Great Spline Tutorials
I've been wanting to put together some kind of post regarding spline work and polish recently when I came across some great posts on the blog of one of our colleagues, Victor Navone. Many of you may already be aware of Victor from his famous short "Alien Song", but I know him more as a very talented and technically proficient animator that I have the pleasure of working with and learning from here at Pixar.
Victor has a 2 part tutorial he's written titled "Splinophilia" which gives a wonderful overview about spline work that includes info and visuals that are more comprehensive than anything I probably could have put together. It covers visual understanding, basic strategies, and what he calls "spline hygiene". This information is vital to giving your work any sense of refinement or polish. Please take the time to check them out. Your work will thank you. And I'll go thank Victor.
Splinophilia Part 1
Splinophilia Part 2