Stop Motion transformation Gifs

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  1. openchallenge

    openchallenge It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

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    This is a sub-hour gif but it's almost as good as the matrix!

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    Matrices Of The Universe!
     
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  3. openchallenge

    openchallenge It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

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    Here's another Motu mashup. Like it's 2011 or something. :) 

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    Wow wow there! What's that vehicle?

    Edit.,,nevermind I just seen ftod. :D  wow, excellent match. I thought that was actually a 3p version of this he man vehicle images-6.jpg
     
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    The treads reference a vehicle called Attack Track. But yeah the color scheme made it feel like a natural fit too.
     
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    Ahahaha, I have the MOTU track 'Trouble in Grayskull' going through my head right now.
     
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    Question, while we're at it, albeit somewhat off topic:

    Was there ever a MOTU Transformers crossover? Everything else has had a crossover seemingly. Recently there was even a Batman TMNT crossover... and a separate Ghostbuster TMNT crossover (though, granted, TMNT lends itself to that kind of shenanigan more than other properties might lol.) And in the Hasbro IDW world lots of things are comingling lately.

    I know they're different companies, but... man, somebody needs to make that happen someday if it hasn't.
     
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    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Bravo! And just goes to show how you can cheat the eye very easily when frames go by so fast :wink: 

    Now you just need to replace the white with one of Filmation's famous looped scenery backgrounds!
     
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    Since the last project was small I could encapsulate it in a workflow post. Wether it inspires someone to make something, my methods get corrected, or someone's like "no this is a workflow post" I think it might be worth a post.

    First off, my goal. I had a He-Man figure that fit in a TF vehicle and I wanted to add a characteristic of a MOTU vehicle to the TF.

    Here's the original shot.

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    I knew I needed a second pic of the treads that would match the perspective of the front wheel. I used CD cases to mark positioning but I forgot to change the focus over to where the subject moved and the camera focused on the background. The subject looks backlit. I've already ruined this. :) 

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    I decide to use free transform to make a flipped version of the treads in the first shot so I push on. I clear out the wheels and shadow. I copy some nearby panels a and distort them to fit in the gaps.

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    Add the treads.

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    Here's the grid I used to plot things out. It started with a flat line to straighten the vehicle to and grew from there. I did some of the important stuff in the wrong layer. I decided to trace it in the right layer and replace the drawn on stuff that was too far back in the history. Oh well.

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    To do the rotation without leaving the treads with upside down perspective I split it as so.

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    And the finished gif.

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    Your commitment to that shot is impressive!

    Occasionally I revisit old gifs to update things. In this one here I originally left a few toon cell characters on the periphery...

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    Finally got round to fixing it to something more appropriate...

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    Awesome. Thanks for sharing your process. Great compositing work. What program are you working in? I don't recognize those handles on the treads.

    You should totally add some machine gun fire coming out of that blaster;)  and I agree with the background. Hey, your not doing anything else for the next week right. :ev: 

    I think you can just mirror it to extend it and match the ends together to loop it. (Been awhile since I've done a cycle) b36a2bb1ffbd51c3424cecf0f684dc54.jpg
     
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    I don't know if it's worth adding a background, it was shot on a white background so it would look odd. I've tried to add repeating recoil to pics but my attempts so far haven't looked cool at all. :) 
     
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    That heman tread motion just looks so weird

    The treads seem odd to see doing that, i end up where i feel it looks like he is actually sitting there, doin that, with the treads turning in reverse to the walking it balances out to where it is the most active "stopped" I know of...
     
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    Huh?
     
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    This is literally ten seconds using the images posted above, but you can see how it works ok (magic wand tolerence at 25, clicked on the white). With your higher quality original pics you should get an even sharper edge. Just needs a shadow underneath :) 

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    Yusss! That looks sick
     
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    Ok, I was mostly hesitating because I didn't want to put a lot of work into a one off toy pun. I guess it's worth doing for the expirience.
     
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    Here's a quick swipe, backgrounds really eat up a lot of data.

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    Nice work dude, I hope you were pleased with it and it didn't take too long!
     
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