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Brian Dugan
Stop Motion
on Nov 24, 2008 at 6:47:34 pm

I need to create a stop motion animation for a client...
It is basically a scene where a bunch of pens and markers draw out a scene on a piece of paper.
I'm thinking that the paper could be a real drawing that I scan in various stages of the drawing.
The markers and pens could be 3D rendered models rendered out at 5 or so frames per second individually so I can adjust each as needed...

Any thoughts? any advice?

Thanks very much!

Brian



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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: Stop Motion
on Dec 3, 2008 at 3:32:51 pm

HI

well, is not only the time that you have to change, there's also the non smooth movement of stop motion if you make it to smooth it might look wierd, there's that human factor on that, that make is not perfect.

It can be done

good luck

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Adam Benson
Re: Stop Motion
on Dec 12, 2008 at 10:11:29 pm

Yes, going on what Alvaro said, if you change your animation keyframes to "Stepped" rather than "besier", "linear" or other "ease-in/ease-out" keyframe types you'll get that effect. BUT Make sure that you have enough keyframes to account for big arcs in the timeline or the animation will get all messed up. You might want to add keyframes every few frames BEFORE you change the interpolation to "Stepped". By doing this you'll give the stop motion that not-quite-smooth, jerky look that stop motion has.

Hope this helps

Adam Benson
Visual Effects Artist/Musician/Sound Engineer/Editor
http://www.sleepdeprivedproductions.com


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