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The Art and Technique of Matchmoving by Erica Hornung

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CHARACTER ROTOMATION CONSIDERED

I was sitting at my desk one day, when a co-worker wandered over to watch me work over my shoulder for a bit. I was working on the first pass of a fairly involved character matchmove, or rotomation. I was making my first pass at the shot, identifying the major poses, where I would set my very first keyframes, from which all other movements would flow. I started stepping through the clip frame by frame to determine where my next keyframe would be. I was zeroing in on the perfect frame, flipping back and forth between two potential frames. Finally, I decided on the former of the two, went back to my animation session, and started working on the pose. All of a sudden, my co-worker, who had been watching me silently ...

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