Friday, May 26, 2006
Animation Rotoscoping Test
This was an animation test where we filmed ourselves doing something and then rotoscoped the motion to see where we go wrong. It was eye opening. I jumped off the trampoline in my backyard. When you watch the original video, it looks totally normal. But watching the rotoscoped animation, which is spot on to the reference, it looks slow and too fluid...no snappiness. Looks like animation really is the "illusion of life", and not life exactly. If it were so, animation would be painfully stale.