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#1 TallPaul

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

Hi All,

 

I just started with Moviestorm. I wondered how something like this might be emulated, if not perfectly then at least reasonably? Let's say I have two actors sitting on a couch and I want the following to occur:

1. Actor 1 picks up something off the couch

2. Actor 1 extends the object towards Actor 2

3. Actor 2 accepts the object from Actor 1

 

Thanks!

 

Paul



#2 jamoram62

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:15 PM

Unless there is a specific animation for what you intend to get done, most of the time need to make use of camera work, forced perspective, ellision and some basic tricks that are the bread and butter of Moviestorm's animation, ie, using the "point at" preset gesture in combination with invisible props, etc.

 

Keep in mind, your best asset is your imagination and your creativity, and movie making, both animated and in the real life, is much about tricking the eyes and the mind of the beholder.

 

 


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#3 TallPaul

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:27 PM

Thanks for the reply! I thought that might be the case, just wanted to check! 



#4 primaveranz

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:50 AM

I often render exactly the same shot twice. First with the actor holding the thing (e.g. a dressing room attachment) and then again without. I then cut between one shot and the other in Post to make it look like they have put the thing down (or picked it up). As Jamoram point out, you have to bring in a little Camera trickery too ;)

 

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#5 TallPaul

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

Yes, those sound like good ideas!




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