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Posted by patrulinka, on 2010-03-11 11:03:25

puppet animation combine 3D cgi

Hello to everyone, im looking for inspiration.. can you please tell me some tittles that combine traditional 3D puppets with 3d CGI.I mean the caracters are puppets but decorations are made by computer 3d animation.Thank you so much1!!

Posted by alonso, on 2010-03-11 11:32:46

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8kvrYuQHOo background done in zbrush, and some of the lantern butterfly effects, but the rest is puppets, search for the threads on this board about this

Posted by patrulinka, on 2010-03-11 13:20:54

Thanks so much, i guess they use some chroma but do you have idea how they could solute the shadow of the puppets? Thanks again!!

Posted by DaveHettmer, on 2010-03-11 14:52:15

Not sure what "solute" means, but you can get shadows with a clean chroma and add shapes to the stopmo set that match what will be in the GC. Alternatively you can use basic (in this case) figures animated in CG that roughly match what the puppet is doing and have the shape cast a shadow in the CG lighting. The shape can be set so it doesn't render, resulting in a set with a shadow that appears to have no source. Then you just composite with the stopmo.

Posted by exit_44, on 2010-03-11 15:15:51

it ainīt some chroma. ALL shots are green screen shots. shadows are mostly real shadows that are keyed.(usually all shadows on the floor some are fake (usually shadows that are casted on walls that did not exist as set pieces)- I donīt like faked CG shadows - in 75% or more they look faked ! you can just build green walls where your CG walls will be and then use these. J.

Posted by exit_44, on 2010-03-11 15:11:33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7m-PKOmSK4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k6vayWT67s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NoTmzU8K9k

Posted by patrulinka, on 2010-03-11 15:14:26

Thank you so much Dave, still i donīt have it so clear but ill make some test, do you know any other shorts using this combination? Gracias, thanks! and good night!

Posted by DaveHettmer, on 2010-03-11 21:38:01

[div class="dcquote"][strong]Quote[/strong] ALL shots are green screen shots. [/div] You mean all on this ASP short? Yes, in the how-to videos it shows they used green on this. I'm doing a short with blue screen because I have a green frog puppet on leafy green set. I'm compositing in photos I took in the nearby arboretum.