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The Art and Technique of Matchmoving by Erica Hornung

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11

KNOW YOUR CHARACTER RIG

Embrace Your Inner Rotomator

Rotomation needn't be the frustrating experience it seems to be for many matchmovers. When I talk to other matchmovers about rotomation, I find that most frustration stems not from difficult shots, but from a lack of familiarity with human anatomy and movement, added to a lack of familiarity with the character rig they're working with. I can see why that would be frustrating!

In this chapter, we'll take a really close look at a typical character rig, its ins and outs, and some tips and tricks for avoiding a lot of the hassles I sometimes see others struggling with. In addition, I really, really want to make sure to instill a sense of curiosity and willingness to play and investigate your ...

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