Saturday, 30 November 2013

Barack Obama at DreamWorks mocap stage


As part of US president`s visit to DreamWorks Animation studios he also saw motion capture performance. The animation was part of the work in progress on the upcoming sequel to How to train your Dragon movie.
Quite a surprise for me as so far I was only aware of using virtual camera in these animated movies (used in Monsters Vs Aliens as one of the first). Probably this is to get the basic animation blocking done and more natural motion performance, which then can get refined or animated over the top. Nice to see DWA not being shy of mocap ;) I think it has become a valid animation technique today, and animators see this is not taking away their jobs but they use it as another input.
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