January 21, 2008 at 3:53 am #363384
We have three items on the agenda for today.
First off, I made an animation test using some interesting techniques. It includes a focus pull and a pan that I did using a new, more versatile setup.
Quicktime Animation Test
Second, I made a facial animation test. no mouth movement yet, just playing around with a digital face on a still frame. I’ll do something more complex later.
Quicktime Face Test
Third, and lastly – After missing THAC 4 and suffering from some un-THAC inspired disorders, I was just dying to animate something in a set amount of time. I didn’t want it to take up the whole day, though, so I picked 90 minutes. What do you think you could animate in 90 minutes?
Quicktime 90 Minutes Animation
I also have a little 5 minute documentary that I made. If anyone wants to see it, I’ll upload it. I originally intended it to be a contest, but I realized that I would have no way of enforcing the time limit, so I ditched that idea. It was very fun, and I had a great time, so I might do another one soon.
Well, that about wraps things up.
-LeonardoJanuary 21, 2008 at 3:59 am #363386
Animation was very good.
One complaint I have for the 90 minute one, was that I don’t think the catapult projectile was moving quick enough, almost as it was in slowmotion, unless that is what you were aiming for.
Good job.January 21, 2008 at 4:37 am #363398
Nice fluid animation, but I realy liked the image quality. Which camera?
And I would like to see the documentary.
Cheers ArendJanuary 21, 2008 at 7:25 am #363434
nice animation dude, quality was also great, and your walking goes really smoodly, how do you do that?,
PS: yea let’s see that Documentary 😮January 21, 2008 at 11:14 am #363454
Was that rock done with chroma key ?
I was trying to figure out how you did it.
They were all very good. Impressive.January 21, 2008 at 2:40 pm #363473
I’ll upload the documentary today, so you can see. The rock is a 3d model done in Blender. Since I only had 90 minutes, I had to go with what I got at first, and yes, it was a bit slow.
About the camera – (Peers at the fine print on the bottom of camera) It’s a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10. Here is a review of it.
Pros: 4MP, 12x optical zoom, manual focus and white balance.
Cons: No remote capture or motion capture software capabilities, so you have to press the button on top for every frame. Luckily, it’s weight and size make it a very stable camera, so I don’t bump it very often. Also, it’s video has very low resolution, so I stick to stop-mo with it.
Here’s a picture of what mine looks like. I also have a couple filters for it. It uses 72mm filters.
EDIT: Notice the massive focus ring. VERY good for focus pulls.
Due to it’s weight, it is hard to maneuver for shots. I just filmed a shot in which I turned the set on it’s side in front of the camera to get an overhead view. I had to stick the minifigs to the baseplate with clay as they walked.January 24, 2008 at 1:36 am #364484
Either it was a typo, or you’re not telling the truth, but the 90 minutes thing said Leonardo Studios 2007 :wink
Anywise, it was good, but if the rock would’ve been real, and would’ve tumbled it wouldv’e be better.
I liked the pan; it was very smooth.
I didn’t paly the documentary yet.January 24, 2008 at 4:36 am #364522
My bad. I must have typed 2007 accidentally.January 26, 2008 at 12:02 pm #365253
The tests were good although the facial animation looked a little pixalated.
The film itself was very well done in such a short period. I was amazed at how you managed to built a set like yours in such a short amount of time. Although you can actually see the table at the very bottom of the frame in the close up shot of the tower.
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