A Technique for the non-artist?

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A Technique for the non-artist?

Post by rocky53204 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:10 pm

I am experimenting with the notion of clay-mation type figures which I then photograph with a digital camera. Bring the photo into Studio and then trace it.

Simple and fast to do various poses with simple figures. Move points for dramatic fore-shortened shots.

Is anyone else using this technique?
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Post by Maliw » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:19 pm

I think it's a very good solution for non-artists, but isn't it too time-consuming? And I guess being able to draw you can create more various images and characters, so it gives you more possibilities.
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Post by hothead » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:00 pm

try a 3d software
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Re: A Technique for the non-artist?

Post by Rhoel » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:26 am

rocky53204 wrote:I am experimenting with the notion of clay-mation type figures which I then photograph with a digital camera. Bring the photo into Studio and then trace it.

Simple and fast to do various poses with simple figures. Move points for dramatic fore-shortened shots.

Is anyone else using this technique?
One of the Asian studios made a film by photographing their clay figures, then attaching those directly to bones and switch layers. Very nice effect which didn't look like a ASP project.

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Post by uddhava » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:29 pm

Sounds interesting. Would be nice to see some samples when are ready. Good luck with your work.
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:48 pm

Greykid/Freakishkid did something similar using toys. I really like the result
http://freakishkid.com/?cat=42
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Post by slowtiger » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:59 pm

Yeah, that spot was cool. But Greykid is definitely no Non-Artist!
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:10 pm

slowtiger wrote:Yeah, that spot was cool. But Greykid is definitely no Non-Artist!
Hehe, yes.
Rocky53204, as animation is an art, even if you don't draw the characters on a paper or on the screen, you will need talent and hard work to make them look alive.
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Post by uddhava » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:50 pm

selgin wrote:Greykid/Freakishkid did something similar using toys. I really like the result
http://freakishkid.com/?cat=42
Very clever how he used only photos, but achieved such great results!

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