"The MSMFF is proud to announce in addition to Robot Chicken's Alex Kamer, LAIKA puppet fabricator Georgina Hayns will be joining us, giving us a behind the scenes look and presentation on the making of Boxtrolls!Films have been selected,…"
"yeah, cant remember when the rotobrush first appeared but its a hell of a tool- still takes time n effort and sometimes 2-3 goes to get the result you want, but its vastly quicker than masking by hand on a moving shot- i did that once, wasted days,…"
"Nick -- It's 3ft wide by about 15in high, the sidewalk extends 8in farther, pushing it to the 3ft mark.
John -- Good idea man I forgot about the Rotobrush. That comes with CS5 and up, right? From what I've seen, it's…"
"if i was doing this, i thin k i'd be tempted to try and seperate the original shot into 2 layers using the rotobrush
if you can be bothered to do this, it'll mean the cthulhu foreground layer being extracted from the background first, then…"
"Good suggestion! I will erase those wiggly grey lines and patch up some tentacles where I can frame by frame. Fortunately, with the weatherboards, the shadow is not on them for most of the frames, so I can patch the wiggles with a bit of…"
"Oooh yeah, the window's pretty wiggly. That's a familiar sight...
On the upside, it sounds like you've got the right plan.
As far as the translucent tentacles are concerned, I don't know how noticeable it is when it's…"
"Ok, worked out how to change the duration of the composition. Rendered it out with Pixel Motion, and it wasn't as warp free as I thought. The tentacles weren't too bad when the movement was small and in a consistent direction -…"
"Ok, thanks Santino! While I'm interrupting the regularly scheduled program I may as well get it sorted! I've got my shot loaded into AE CS5, and I'm trying it.
John - didn't find buttons with diagonal…"
"Thanks John! Pixel Motion sounds like the Twixtor style effect. I'll see if I can find all those things, and get back to you if I can't make it work.
Sorry, didn't mean to do a major hijack of this thread."
after effects will blend frames intelligently too, if needed- you have to be sure to turn on the frame blending icon for the project above the timeline, then turn on the frame blending button for layer you want to manipulate- the trick…"
"Nick asked what this looked like with no color, and I just ran out of colorant today, so I whipped up an untinted batch.
This is commonly referred to as "Ivory", but I prefer the term "Cream". It is slightly more…"
"Ok, thanks! I have AE CS 5.5 I think it is, but only use it when I have to, I'm not really very familiar with most of what it can do. I do most things in TV Paint, but it doesn't stretch time other than adding duplicate frames…"
The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the next edition of the Festival, which will take place on September 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Our submissions deadline has been pushed up this…Continue
I'd been experimenting with the possibilities of slow motion and how to achieve that slick, ultra slow look in stop motion. And after a while of testing, I decided to make a short film to showcase the effect. It is a spoof of all those fancy perfume…Continue
Finally got the nerve to actually animate something, Don't know what hes doing exactly but I just went with the flow lol. Got this new toy in the mail and I knew I just had to animate it. Man I had alot of fun with it too, cant wait to try some…Continue