Automated Stop Motion Animation

Nathan Grayston
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Re: Automated Stop Motion Animation

Post by Nathan Grayston » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:47 am

This is an awesome idea, I look forward to making a short film! We can do some very, very cool things especially if we incorporate the motion control camera rig rylan has been working on! That will allow us to combine real footage of a person with the stop motion shot of the robot, making it seem as if they were interacting with each other. All that with a smooth, multi-axis camera movement!

Rylan, this reminds me of my idea to have a robot to assist us in creating a long exposure light drawing stop motion film. By using a robot that can replicate it's movements perfectly, we can create precise light drawings and bring them to life with the use of stop motion photography. It sounds like this is something we could try out with this robot by simply attaching lights it it's legs. We could use the same technique in render that you posted with particles tracing the robots leg movement to edit and preview how the robots drawing will look in real life!

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rylangrayston
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Re: Automated Stop Motion Animation

Post by rylangrayston » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:42 pm

Dam good point nathan !

Back when we talked about that I was hesitant because we would have to build a big robot but this would work great as test
I put in an order for 2 RGB LEDs today so we can draw in full color !

Ill write in some code to map 2 blender material s RGB values over to the pulse width of 6 PWM pins that will drive each colour on the Leds

hey saxmachine how many outputs do you have left on your controller ? after all those servo joints?
If your out of room ill do it on my arduino and we can make mine a slave of yours so they stay on the same frame.

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rylangrayston
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Re: Automated Stop Motion Animation

Post by rylangrayston » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:05 pm

Dark9void did an GREAT job of modleing and animateing Saxmachines quadroped ! Check it out!
http://shadow-whisperer.deviantart.com/ ... perer&qo=1

I also have some more test animations!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFVreQNSRUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGTAThf3ZZ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-N7mhU3Ukg

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