Larry “Splinegod” Shultz passed away today. For those who don’t know, he has been a major influence in my journey to learn 3d animation and has provided me with countless hours of mentoring freely. He has worked on major films such as Avatar and Tron, and countless television productions such as National Geographic.

To know that a large portion of knowledge that I have concerning animation comes from someone that I can never see or speak to again is gut wrenching. And I’m not the only one… he has helped so many others as well. My condolences to his family and friends. He touched my life in ways I cannot describe here.