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SoleilSmile
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Hey guy have you seen Lorenzo ? It's a new Disney short that uses 2D animtion that is imported into a program called Sable that is converted to 3D. It is mentioned here. Watch for the animated gif of Lorenzo the Cat. It toggles from the rendered image to the rigged curve in Sable. I KNEW there's was a way to do that! Aah, my precious drawing skills are saved! Check out this article you'll really get a kick out of it. Those of you who are indie fimmakers that is. Thank you Disney!


BTW Charles, should I have posted this topic in t he gallery or side topics? I 'm rotten at context and categories.

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Did I miss it or did it say when/where we'll get to see this? Also, anybody know when/where we'll get to see "Destino?"
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"Lorenzo's" out now, playing in front of "Raising Helen." It's fantastic.
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SoleilSmile
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Why would they show it before Raising Helen? Hmmm.. perhaps they'll show it with The Incredibles. Although I reallu could use the inspiraton now....
Eh, I guess a matinee of Raising Helen wouldn't hurt.

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SoleilSmile
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Here's a teaser link: Lorenzo Teaser

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Manton Reece
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Lorenzo is a great little film. Definitely worth the matinee price of admission to Raisin Helen, in my opinion.

If only every movie had an animated short preceding it, life would be just fine. Would be a great way to get some independent animation out there, too. Theater chains should realize that it could be a competitive advantage.

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Paka
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Lorenzo was scheduled to show before The Ladykillers originally - and I think it would have fit better with the dark comedy tone of the latter film. Why they pulled it to show in front of Raising Helen, I dunno. :-/

It's kinda weird, too - the short just starts. When I went to see it, the chick-flick RH crowd were murmuring in confusion - kinda took away a bit of the fun from the short. [Roll Eyes]

I'd suggest theatre-hopping if you want to see the short, though. Just buy a ticket to something that you do want to see that starts later than a Raising Helen showtime. Then go into RH, watch the short, and leave to see your intended film. It's especially easy if you go to one of those gi-normous, slick multiplexes; no one sees or cares about theatre-hoppers. Once you're in, you're in. ~_^

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Kevin G.
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quote:
have you seen Lorenzo ? It's a new Disney short that uses 2D animtion that is imported into a program called Sable that is converted to 3D.
Hi Soleil,

I'm afraid that's a misinterpretation of the process used to create "Lorenzo". The process could more accurately be described as "rotoscoping" than "conversion".

In a nutshell, the team of 25 artists which the article refers to animated Maya NURBS curves over the imported drawings. The Sable renderer then mapped textures of Mike Gabriel's brush strokes onto the NURBS curves, and provided the artists with parameters to tweak the stroke quality. Tedious, painstaking work.
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You can emulate this process at home by importing a sequence of pencil roughs into Maya as an image plane, animating NURBS curves over the top of your drawings, and then assigning strokes to the curves with Maya's Paint Effects.

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SoleilSmile
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Thanks, that's better than nothing! I wanted to use 2D with my 3D masters thesis and the technique you mentioned just might do the trick. Danke. Though I'm happy Disney created a precedent for inspiration!


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Inkan
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Has there been any advertising at all for "Lorenzo"? I haven't seen any commercials or ads for "Raising Helen" that mention that on the same program is also "Lorenzo".
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Mr. Fun
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Disney advertise animation? I think not.
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