Stop Motion transformation Gifs

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by OptimusTimelord, Oct 7, 2014.

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    When you finally get that V2...

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    Exquisite!
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    Awesome!
     
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    I saw this on twitter yesterday but didn't realise it was you! Great work!
     
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    This is one of the reasons we all love Starscream.
     
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    Thank you my friend!
    Cheers! :thumb 
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    I've always found his two stories to be highlights of season 3, but then again he was a favourite character of mine from the beginning. I guess someone regretted the decision to kill him off in the movie. A bit bizarre to bring him back as a robot ghost, but somehow it just works!
     
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    These look like you had fun not only after, but during making them. Love the last part with the cables. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing it here.
     
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    Cheers! Yeah I decided to give MP-52 a go (still not sure whether he'll fully replace MP-11 in my animations) and having got Unicron too this seemed like an obvious and fun scene to recreate. Also gave me an excuse to dig Trypticon out of storage!

    It's always enjoyable finding ways to make impossible visuals look convincing (shooting that little head in such a way that it appears to dwarf Starscream). Finding props to use as cables etc.
     
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    Aw, look how happy he is!

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    The true reason for Takara to include the laughing face is so OptimusTimelord can make this scene.

    Edit: As always, I can't stop watching your gifs.
     
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    Not gonna lie, as awesome as this is I now want a Masterpiece Theatre take on Megs doing the Sideshow Bob Election Victory Laugh! :lol 
     
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    MP Arcee transformation (from 'The Five Faces of Darkness')...

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    And here's a couple of loops:

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    Ooh! Here's another idea: standing, runs, turns to car, stops, transforms back to robot and shoots. Loops to run again... :) 
     
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    All great, but it's actually extremely difficult to set up a shoot where new photos would match the existing ones! :lol 

    Not just the lighting, but height of the camera and distance from the subject etc all change the perspective and look of the figure in various ways. That's why, once I've spent time setting up a shot and lighting it and everything, I keep shooting until every frame is captured, because doing reshoots of individual frames later or stopping and starting again on another day is so impractical. For a different shot in the same scene it doesn't matter, because you're setting that up from scratch, even if it seems like a fairly similar set up. But stopping and starting during one continuous bit of action is generally a No No in animation!
     
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    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

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    A funny thing I noticed as I was working on that Gnawsome gif... There's a single frame of the season 3 opening where he's upside-down!

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    I didn't copy that of course!
     
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