Part of the Animat Habitat studio workshop: Modeling Creatures for Animation.

Light in Nature

―looking through resources for studying animal skins, scales, furs, and feathers, and so on; and, walking away with the knowledge to create custom digital brushes.

Author: Dane Aleksander, computer animator and CDO at Animat Habitat · graphic artist in Halifax, Canada.


Animat Habitat studium is published in part for all students of animation, and to advance the craft of wildlife visual effects for interactive multimedia and motion pictures. For a studio workshop or scheduled program, please contact: inbox [at]

* Curriculum is in development.