Classics Grimlock+Boredom+Webcam=stopmotion

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by LoC Soundwave, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Yeah, so I was very bored, but it turned out okay, just thought I'd show you guys :) 

    FPS: 24
    Number of frames: 300+
    Music: Autobot Decepticon Battle
    SFX source: TFcog.com
    Grimlock Audio source: Five faces of darkness

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    MediaFire download mirror: http://www.mediafire.com/?epzwun3dvk3

    Sorry for the uneven lights. The webcam has that crappy "Light compensation" feature which can't be turned off. Normally I would have used my regular camera, but it truly is on its last legs now...
     
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  2. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    I like it. :thumb 
     
  3. Lord Of Tetris

    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. I really love seeing stop motion videos of the toys...
     
  4. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    :thumb  Very Well Done....I Love the sound effects.
     
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    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    so what program do people here use for making these stop motions?
     
  6. chaosbringer_00

    chaosbringer_00 I am indescribable.

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    Dude!!! That's amazing! Very well done. And I like how Grimmy kills the camera at the end. Very original. :thumb 
     
  7. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Thanks everyone! Really appreciate your comments ^^
    Even though I'm not sure if I should just have cut Grimlocks little comment before the slightly comedic laughter...

    The ones I prefer to use are Anasazi SMA and Monkey Jam, both which are free.
    SMA is very simple to master, but it can only be used when connected to a camera. It's just a matter of setting the FPS and capturing the frames. You can't edit the individual frames for lasers, but for a quick animation like this one, it's all you need.

    Monkey Jam is much more powerful, it can do all things that SMA can, plus you have the option to take the images using a regular camera and then importing them to an exposure sheet. If you hook it up to a camera, you can access the individual frames through a default directory of your choice.
     
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    awesome! good work!
     
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    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    Awesome!! :rock 
     
  10. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    I was expecting something dumb but that was actually pretty cool! :thumb 
     
  11. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Finnished this a few minutes ago. Over 600 frames at 24 FPS!



    I don't know if I should feel grateful or insulted... I'll go with grateful! Thanks :D 
     
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    What was the paper supposed to be? Dust getting kicked up or something?

    Both of them are pretty cool, but they're suffering due to that lighting. Hope you can do something about it eventually.
     
  13. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Yup, didn't turn out as I wanted though...

    Yeah, I know :(  It's that darn webcams fault. I think I've tested every darn setting available, but there's no way to turn of that super-cheap light compensaition feature that causes it to either become to dark, or really weird orange...
    Believe it or not, I used two strong lights focused on Brawl and and the desk for that one...
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Awesome!
     
  15. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    No problem. :)  It is just a lot of stuff is lame but you are gifted my man.
     
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