online resources for the stop motion animation community since 1999
A test I did for more elaborate motion blur.
Very nice animation! Motion blur works well, what method did you use to achieve the effect? Is the character part of a bigger project?
Roos, the blur was made using a variation of Peter Montgomery's technique, with he posted about in The Handbook, here: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/page/megamotion-the-motion-blur-...
It involves using the "Timewarp" function in After Effects -- I set the Speed of the clip to playback at 100% then clicked "enable motion blur." Next, I set the box to "Manual" mode, so that I could change the shutter angle to: 275.04. -- then I pulled the shutter samples to 11. After that, I used a little bit of "Directional Blur" on an animated mask to enhance certain parts that I wanted to be extra blurry.
Did you use a real video as reference?
Actually, I didn't use any. It's good that you bring up reference, though, because it's something I really should use more. Over the years I've gotten in a bad habit of just improvising without a real end goal in mind, and when I do that, I end up with puppets that just kinda flop around like you see here.
If you get so natural feeling in the movements in direct animation you don't need reference at all.
The puppet is really alive! although it's a dead man!
Impressive! All movement was so natural and humorous, I love it! Is this a part of your film project, if I may ask you here?
Thank you all. :)
Haruko - this was just a test. I am working on a new short, but it doesn't include Mr. Zombie here.
basic stopmo discussion
experienced animators looking to improve
CAMERA & STAGE
animation camera, lighting and moco rigs
ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
animation tool and rigging discussion
STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS
frame capture, editing, and post-production
script, storyboarding and storyreel discussion
lip-sync, sound effects and music
YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT
discuss your stopmo film
ball & socket and wire armature discussion
metalwork tool & talk
sculpture information and advice
HAIR & COSTUME
materials, patterns and technique
foam, silicone and resin
clay puppet construction
GENERAL PUPPET MAKING
other puppet fabrication issues
STOP MOTION SETS
set design and construction information
miniature prop discussion
glass matte paintings and backgrounds
GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS
STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION
FAVORITE STOP MOTION CHARACTERS
PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION
FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
STOP MOTION BOOKS
STOP MOTION ON VIDEO
JOBS & PROJECTS
post here if you are looking for talent to hire
stop motion items for sale
report bugs, comments and suggestions here
Tom Brierton's 'A Video Guide to the Basics of Stop-Motion Armature Machining'
© 2019 Created by Anthony Scott.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.