Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer)
Co-Founder and Head of Content - Nimble Collective

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Jul 9 2015, 2:47 AM (123 w, 5 d)

Jason Schleifer is currently Co-Founder and Head of Content at Nimble Collective, a cloud-based animation platform with the goal of revolutionizing the animation industry by making it easy for animators around the world to create, collaborate, and prosper.

Previously, he was the Head of Character Animation on Dreamworks Animation's films Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Megamind, and the 2014 Short film Rocky and Bullwinkle. He was a Supervising Animator on Night of the Living Carrots and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Schleifer also animated on Madagascar, The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Over the Hedge, and Shrek the Third. Prior to his career at Dreamworks Animation, Schleifer had extensive involvement at Weta Digital beginning as a Creature Technical Director, and later as animation lead on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, animating characters like Gollum, the Witch King, and Shelob.

In addition to his work on films, Jason has created numerous training materials on character rigging, taught courses on character animation, mentored animation students and co-authored and presented courses at Siggraph 2001 and 2002 on rigging for animators.

Schleifer has a B.A. in High Honors from the University of Califorina, Santa Barbara and has received an Honorary Doctorate of Animation from the Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton, Florida .

Jason Schleifer on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0772192/

Recent Activity

Oct 16 2017

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T53083: Bake All Dynamics doesn't work when baking particle hair.
Oct 16 2017, 8:16 AM · Physics, BF Blender

Mar 18 2017

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50995: Using --enable-new-depsgraph causes the lines in freestyle rendering to not be in the correct location.

I tried this on both mac and windows and found it to behave the same.

Mar 18 2017, 7:58 PM · Dependency Graph, Freestyle, BF Blender
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T50995: Using --enable-new-depsgraph causes the lines in freestyle rendering to not be in the correct location.
Mar 18 2017, 7:35 PM · Dependency Graph, Freestyle, BF Blender

Feb 10 2017

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph.

I checked in the daily build from today, and it does work correctly. Why was this pulled from the official release? Any chance it can be patched back in?

Feb 10 2017, 7:45 PM · BF Blender, Dependency Graph
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) reopened T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph as "Open".

I just checked this in the official 2.78b release on OS X and the bug is back. Did it not get checked into main? We were relying on this fix for a bunch of shots. :(

Feb 10 2017, 7:36 PM · BF Blender, Dependency Graph

Feb 9 2017

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) reopened T50212: When updating render percentage, viewer nodes aren't updating correctly for mask size as "Open".

Sorry, I've been away and haven't had time to update this. I'm attaching a file demonstrating the problem.

Feb 9 2017, 7:19 PM · BF Blender, Masking, Rendering, Compositing

Jan 27 2017

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph.
Jan 27 2017, 9:57 PM · BF Blender, Dependency Graph

Jan 25 2017

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) raised the priority of T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph from Incomplete to Needs Triage.

Switching back to needs triage

Jan 25 2017, 5:56 AM · BF Blender, Dependency Graph

Jan 24 2017

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph.

Here's a file demonstrating the issue..

Jan 24 2017, 10:06 PM · BF Blender, Dependency Graph
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph.

Hi Joey,

Jan 24 2017, 7:15 PM · BF Blender, Dependency Graph
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph.
Jan 24 2017, 2:16 AM · BF Blender, Dependency Graph

Dec 9 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50113: Render resolution affects the size of a mask in the compositor..

happy to - and already did. :)
T50212

Dec 9 2016, 3:11 PM · BF Blender, Rendering, Compositing
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated the task description for T50212: When updating render percentage, viewer nodes aren't updating correctly for mask size.
Dec 9 2016, 3:03 PM · BF Blender, Masking, Rendering, Compositing
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T50212: When updating render percentage, viewer nodes aren't updating correctly for mask size.
Dec 9 2016, 3:03 PM · BF Blender, Masking, Rendering, Compositing
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50113: Render resolution affects the size of a mask in the compositor..

Hey Sergey,

Dec 9 2016, 2:57 PM · BF Blender, Rendering, Compositing

Dec 2 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a watcher for User Interface: Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer).
Dec 2 2016, 6:31 AM

Dec 1 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50139: Adding a scene strip to VSE in the same scene makes results vary depending on scene start frame.

Interesting.. the plot thickens! so if you try and render a frame range, you'll get the zooming in as well!

Dec 1 2016, 6:23 PM · Rendering, Video Sequencer
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50139: Adding a scene strip to VSE in the same scene makes results vary depending on scene start frame.

That's so strange - I get it zoomed in running from command line.. here's my command:

Dec 1 2016, 5:47 PM · Rendering, Video Sequencer

Nov 30 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50139: Adding a scene strip to VSE in the same scene makes results vary depending on scene start frame.

Hi Sergey, I've uploaded the file (not sure why it didn't attach before).

Nov 30 2016, 6:54 PM · Rendering, Video Sequencer

Nov 29 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T50139: Adding a scene strip to VSE in the same scene makes results vary depending on scene start frame.
Nov 29 2016, 11:01 PM · Rendering, Video Sequencer

Nov 26 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50113: Render resolution affects the size of a mask in the compositor..

Just curious why this would be the intended behavior? Isn't the render percentage only supposed to modify the final output? By having it affect the way the compositor works, you have to adjust your mask nodes every time you adjust the final render output. This seems cumbersome and unintuitive.

Nov 26 2016, 4:49 PM · BF Blender, Rendering, Compositing

Nov 25 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T50113: Render resolution affects the size of a mask in the compositor..

if the animated gif won't load, check out the gif here..

Nov 25 2016, 8:27 AM · BF Blender, Rendering, Compositing
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T50113: Render resolution affects the size of a mask in the compositor..
Nov 25 2016, 8:25 AM · BF Blender, Rendering, Compositing

Jul 19 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T48888: Audio added from video is not scrubbing or playing back synced in VSE.
Jul 19 2016, 3:16 AM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender

Jun 26 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T48734: Driver not updating when using Single From Driver.

Ah! I was running with --enable-new-depsgraph on.. if I just run w/out that, it runs just fine.

Jun 26 2016, 12:27 AM · Dependency Graph, BF Blender
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T48734: Driver not updating when using Single From Driver.

Yep, I always have auto run python scripts on.. this build is from the 24th on os x

Jun 26 2016, 12:13 AM · Dependency Graph, BF Blender

Jun 25 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T48734: Driver not updating when using Single From Driver.
Jun 25 2016, 10:45 PM · Dependency Graph, BF Blender

Jun 21 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T48678: Blender crashing quite frequently when doing file->new.

I'm happy to help however I can, Campbell! I'm not sure exactly what was causing the crash.. I don't know if the addon itself causes the file.. I'm happy to provide you the data, but would like to keep it private if possible.

Jun 21 2016, 3:07 AM · BF Blender

Jun 19 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T48678: Blender crashing quite frequently when doing file->new.
Jun 19 2016, 8:01 AM · BF Blender

May 20 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of rBd1efaadb524b: Rewrite Widget Update->Draw Routine (Massive Performance Boost).
May 20 2016, 12:28 AM

May 11 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to rB0578d3ef3e53: Graph Editor: Ctrl-Click keyframing now deselects all existing keyframes by….

I just played with this version - it definitely helps when adding a key using ctrl+click. It would also be helpful to have this as an option when inserting keys using the "i" hotkey, or using auto-key. Especially if you're keying an entire keyset at once.

May 11 2016, 8:00 PM

May 3 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T48337: Bad behaviour when linking in a rig.

Hi Sergey,

May 3 2016, 6:01 PM · BF Blender

Apr 7 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T48075: Alembic Basic IO.
Apr 7 2016, 3:48 PM · BF Blender

Apr 3 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of D1783: Alembic Import/Export.
Apr 3 2016, 8:27 PM

Mar 31 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T48020: When using keying sets, the toggling "all items" in the array target only goes from the index value down, instead of keying all.
Mar 31 2016, 10:05 PM · Animation

Jan 22 2016

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T46049: Assets Integration in Blender.

Have you thought about integrating USD From Pixar http://graphics.pixar.com/usd/ ?

Jan 22 2016, 7:01 AM · User Interface, BF Blender
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T46049: Assets Integration in Blender.
Jan 22 2016, 6:59 AM · User Interface, BF Blender

Dec 17 2015

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T46059: Asset Project: Workflow & UI.
Dec 17 2015, 6:31 PM · BF Blender, User Interface

Dec 11 2015

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T37420: Default Keymap: Review and/or Rework Selection.
Dec 11 2015, 2:38 AM · BF Blender, User Interface

Oct 21 2015

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) added a comment to T46552: In the VSE, the Strip Opacity not editable once a keyframe is set..

Ah, sorry about that Sergey, I didn't see that on the todo list.

Oct 21 2015, 8:56 AM · BF Blender
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T46552: In the VSE, the Strip Opacity not editable once a keyframe is set..
Oct 21 2015, 8:20 AM · BF Blender
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) created T46551: Grease pencil fill fills outside the boundary drawn..
Oct 21 2015, 6:56 AM · Animation, BF Blender

Sep 9 2015

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T37420: Default Keymap: Review and/or Rework Selection.
Sep 9 2015, 6:13 PM · BF Blender, User Interface

Jul 15 2015

Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T41700: Reorganizing the GUI.
Jul 15 2015, 6:51 AM · User Interface
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T43253: Circle Select | PASS_THROUGH Navigation.
Jul 15 2015, 6:50 AM · User Interface, BF Blender
Jason schleifer (jasonschleifer) updated subscribers of T37417: Default Keymap: Revamp.
Jul 15 2015, 6:38 AM · BF Blender, User Interface