Sunday, June 21, 2009

Setting Up For A Picture

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This is just to show how we can take pictures with 3D scenes. I put a girl doll or model on a stage with setting and told her to just move around while I showed how preparing for a picture was much like setting up a scene for a play with props. I wanted to show how we could move the camera to get different angles and perspectives of the model and even fly above the scene. The problems with movies is that the clothes and hair are stiff as you can see how they just hang and there is what we call "collision" where the legs and slacks pass through the half-skirt or v.v. And the back of the hair passes through the body stiffly. That is why those Japanese Anime cartoons have girls in very short skirts or they have to wear slacks or shorts. Dresses are a pain in animation. When making single photo shots these things can be corrected and the hair and clothes can be moved to adjust to the body movement.

4 comments:

weirsdo said...

And here I thought the short skirts were just sexy.

Tom & Icy said...

Very true, it is probably just to be sexy now-days, since they have very sophisticated equipment and professional super computers to make the animation. I was thinking way back when computer animation first began to replace hand drawing cartoons to speed up production for tv here and in Japan alike. I used to wonder why there were no girls in the early cartoons, like only one Smirfette.

Nessa said...

Wow, that's all so interesting. I love learning about the ins and outs of what you are doing.

evil ed said...

This chick is my favorite dance partner other than Perez Hilton.