05 December, 2009



Testing some beginning poses with the line tester I made at home. My camera is heavy so it moves slightly when capturing the images. The peg bar travels a bit because of this which I suspect I can fix in after effects. I made my shelf/camera mount with cheap stuff I got at the dollar store, so I think if I rebuild it a bit with sturdier materials I can get a pretty decent line test with my system! I'm using istopmotion to capture it, which works okay but it's a bit weird working without an x sheet. The only other issues I have is that since I'm using a still camera instead of a video camera, there's no live feedback but I think I can get used to working without it. istopmotion doesn't seem to have layer/background abilities so I'm not sure how compositing the other character will work. yeeeeah problem solving!

uh, the video is kind of small, but that's okay because no one needs to see my crappy 'does this pose work??' drawings... no...

3 comments:

Ben Ling said...

bitchin' awesome kaylea! you can try using a program called SAM animation (free to download still i think) to capture your stills, I don't know if it'll work better than what you have going now.
P.S. i am curious as to where in your tiny apartment this animation apparatus fits.

Kaylea said...

my tetris obsession paid off - I rearranged my room so I have way more space, now I have two desks with a "microwave stand" table inbetween and that guy is where the line testing magic happens, It's all very feng shui, trust me.
I'll definitely test out that program, it looks sweet

Carlyle said...

i miss hand drawn animation. Great stuff, I'm stoked to see how it turns out.