AnimationNation Forum

AnimationNation


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | | search | faq | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» AnimationNation   » General Discussion   » Paperless Studio

   
Author Topic: Paperless Studio
Durrien
Member
Member # 148

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Durrien   Email Durrien         Edit/Delete Post 
Animation in the twentyfirst-and-a-half century!

Since animation is so time- and money-intensive, will embracing new tools help to cut down costs and streamline production?

 -

Given the creative preferences of traditional artists, pressure-sensitive screens are in development that even mimic the feel of paper. What has been your experience with such technology?

IP: Logged
SNAKEBITE
IE # 101
Member # 17

Icon 1 posted      Profile for SNAKEBITE   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
i have no experience with this technology but I can see its could make it a whole lot harder to take sht home, thats for sure...

--------------------
contact@animationnation.com
www.artbysnakebite.com
www.myspace.com/mrbite
www.redskystudio.com
www.myspace.com/redskystudio

IP: Logged
amanofan
IE # 191
Member # 369

Icon 1 posted      Profile for amanofan   Email amanofan         Edit/Delete Post 
I tried out one of those Wacom screen thingies and it was pretty cool. I dont see how one could animate on that though... not being to physically flip paper? so weird..
IP: Logged
Noogy
IE # 18
Member # 705

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Noogy   Email Noogy         Edit/Delete Post 
I use a wacom for all my painting works, but have never gotten to the point where I can draw proficiently with it. My brother actually just picked up a tablet PC (I think it's the exact same one in that photo), and as cool as it is I don't think I could ever animate with one.

The main thing is that I cleanup and inbetween all my own animation, and it's tough to do with a digital pad. The distance between the screen and pen, while minimal, is just enough to make the entire process feel awkward.

Sure, they are great for doing a single drawing. But I'll take paper for animating.

--------------------
-Dean Dodrill

 -


IP: Logged
KevinO
IE # 36
Member # 56

Icon 10 posted      Profile for KevinO   Email KevinO         Edit/Delete Post 
I tried out one of those Wacom screen thingies and it was pretty cool. I dont see how one could animate on that though... not being to physically flip paper? so weird..

So you just tape a peg bar to it and stack on some paper. What's so hard about that? [Wink]

IP: Logged
tstevens
IE # 234
Member # 801

Icon 1 posted      Profile for tstevens   Author's Homepage   Email tstevens         Edit/Delete Post 
For one off drawings and Backgrounds a Wacom is pretty cool, but for animating I just can't see using one. If you were doing limited more Flash type animation stuff like this is pretty useful. Anything that requires accurate clean-up and inbetween should really be done by hand.

Besides - I'll admit it - I'm still pretty connected to my disc and paper.

--------------------
http://www.foogersnarts.blogspot.com

IP: Logged
Jasen
IE # 129
Member # 2721

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Jasen   Author's Homepage   Email Jasen         Edit/Delete Post 
I have a screen Wacom ($3,600) http://www.wacom.com/lcdtablets/index.cfm that I use, (I don’t animate) I use it for character designing, but I start everything with blue pencil on cheap paper. I got used to drawing on a screen & it really cuts down the time on the last few stages of the artwork, but it will never replace the “thinking part” of the drawing, the part that I need to scribble very fast to move out of a brain block. My ultimate set up at home would be 1 animation desk, very close would be a flat desk for computer and one more flat desk for scanner, printers, TV, speakers, then to top that all off a shelve over all that so my cats can nap near by.


http://www.artstooge.com/artists/jasen/index.htm
Jasen Strong

--------------------
http://jasenstrong.artstooge.com/
http://jasenstrong.blogspot.com/

IP: Logged
Mr. Fun
IE # 63
Member # 352

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Mr. Fun           Edit/Delete Post 
I've been in this business long enough to know nothing ever cuts cost sufficient for businessmen. Not Xerography, not digital ink and paint, not even CGI animation. It's as though animation has been embracing the WalMart principal. Cheap, cheap, cheaper.

Before long, even CG stuff will be shipped offshore to the lowest bidder. That's just the way businessmen think.

New technologies will enable independent producers to create on a budget, and that's good. But, to think lowering costs will create more opportunities in the big studios is truly a false hope.

IP: Logged
Ray Pointer
IE # 122
Member # 2499

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ray Pointer   Author's Homepage   Email Ray Pointer         Edit/Delete Post 
"Before long, even CG stuff will be shipped offshore to the lowest bidder. That's just the way businessmen think."

What do you mean, "bofore long?" It's been happening for some time already, my friend in Fun.

--------------------
Ray Pointer

IP: Logged
Ray Pointer
IE # 122
Member # 2499

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ray Pointer   Author's Homepage   Email Ray Pointer         Edit/Delete Post 
Although it looks attractive, and appears to appeal to the traditional animator, I don't see how it is an improvement or alternative for the same reasons already stated. You can't flip, which is used to inbetween. The closest to "rolling" would be the playback.

I suspect that this is another device invented by a technologist who does not really know the processes of animation and inbetweening. And for $3,600 it should be able to do more. Comparing that price to an animation disk and using paper seems to take us back to square one, doesn't it?
How is this "cheaper"?

--------------------
Ray Pointer

IP: Logged


 
Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Animation Nation

Animation Nation © 1999-2012

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.5.0