Tuesday, October 28, 2008

new lesson coming up

I've been a little silent lately, but as the class size is basically eliminating the possiblity of much lecture time, I'm putting together something for the blog on How to Use Video Reference, from start to finish.

It's been a concern in teaching at the academy that students rotoscope into maya. Rotoscope CAN be a useful tool, but it's essentially tracing, and, like drawing from a photograph and losing likeness, the detail can overpower the understanding of weight, force and motion.

Really, in using reference, it's important to let it work for you and not let it take over the process. How? More to come soon.

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