We shot a group of people on our green screen. Then I used the replicator to make the crowd super big. With the stage built from scratch and other things the replicator really bogged down Motion. I ended up deleting the replicated crowd and just duplicating them and placing them only in areas that they would be seen during the camera move. I think this project pushed Motion to a braking point. So I had to come up with a few work arounds. I feel / hope the next version will have those problems worked out. All in all I'm happy I did it in Motion and felt it turned out great.
Re: Virtual Stage by Andrew Wilson on May 17, 2011 at 12:59:05 pm
That's very good work... I'm most interested in the last effect where the paint is thrown and mixed and falls away - Can you share your secrets on that one? The paint doesn't look real enough to be actual footage but it behaves in a way that I didn't think motion was capable of doing - it looks more like Cinema4D work to me.