Nine Reflects on Flickr.
Took this at a local park (Crane’s Roost) here in Orlando.
Corey (he’s #9 here) and I had been talking about doing a photoshoot of his Ninth Doctor cosplay for awhile, and this week, things started clicking in my head about what we could do. It never sat well with me that Nine didn’t get a Christmas special…so we made our own. Hope you all enjoy!
Which princess has been kicking ass?
This is the Merida and Rapunzel section. :)
SPREAD THE DAMN WORD
THAT WAS COOL
My hands are too small to do this effectively.
I wish I wasn’t iPod
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wtf just happened??
this gif is going in the porn folder
DID THE HAIR GO THROUGH HER ARM?!?!
HER HAIR WENT THROUGH HER ARM WHEN SHE BROUGHT IT FORWARD
OH MY GOD ANOTHER ANIMATION ERROR?
OK WAIT! WAIT! *stares at it for way too long* Wait…no I’m honestly trying to figure it out…maybe it flipped over her shoulder when she turned…? maybe…Oh hell I can’t tell it needs to be slowed down. XDDD;;;
There it is.
Dang, such a sneaky animation cheat though…
HELLO VISUAL EFFECTS MAJOR HERE LET ME TELL YOU ALL A THING
Besides the fact that making hair is incredibly challenging in the first place, making hair react to that movement IS PRETTY DAMN DIFFICULT like seriously bless the TDs who pulled this off. As hopefully we all know, there is no magic button that makes this happen. They had to create a new program called Tonic for Elsa’s interaction with her hair. Furthermore, they had to work with 400,000 CGI threads and compare that to Rapunzel WHO HAD 140,000 LIKE WHOA HOT DAMN WHAT THE HECKY THAT’S A LOT OF HAIR.
Btw I’m super into sources so here you go if you want proof it’s stated right here: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-tech-of-disneys-frozen-and-get-a-horse/
And the hair on Rapunzel’s head: http://www.awn.com/articles/3d/rapunzel-lets-her-down-tangled/page/1,1
Here too in #5 of this article: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/6-facts-you-didnt-know-about-disneys-frozen.html/?a=viewall
ONE MORE THING there is a DIFFERENCE between error and cheating!!!! Cheating is intentional of course, and honestly to survive such a technological ordeal such as this you need to work smarter not harder. The chances of an error slipping into a major feature film such as this without being noticed are very veeeeeeeery unlikely and I can assure you they would not happen in a huge money shot such as this. This IS Disney after all and they know their shit. If anything her hair was purposely brought partially into her arm in a spot we can’t see while she was reaching back to pull her hair forward, to make the movement flow better. In reality everything that occurs in this shot is always seen from one specific camera’s view, so if something weird is happening in a spot the audience cannot see then who cares. If you make a movement, an effect, anything absolutely perfect in areas that are never seen then you are wasting your time. Again, work smarter not harder.
IN CONCLUSION I’ve been watching this gif run for several minutes now and I can assure you this isn’t an error! There’s a looooooooot of technology and programming behind these several seconds, and a movement like this wasn’t possible several years ago. Elsa is not only moving her hair, she’s changing her hair style right on screen! THAT’S PRETTY DANG HARD BLESS YOU HAIR TDS, BLESS YOU.
Okay I’m done, the more you knowwww!
I love it when people who know about animation/visual effects talk about animation/visual effects
God Bless Amanda for that explanation.
Sorry for reblogging this when everyone’s already talking about it, but it’s been getting to me as an animator who focuses mainly in 3D.
Her body’s turn away from camera (for film, you animate to the camera. She moves away from camera right when it happens so the change is hidden by her body), combined with the fact that the hair doesn’t actually ‘faze’ through her arm (it goes from being behind her to directly in front, instead of morphing through. In other words, we never see penetration between the back of her arm/back and hair—it just suddenly appears in front), and the fact that it probably would have been more difficult to have it morph through, depending on how the TDs set up the hair makes it very obvious it’s intentional.
Also she goes directly from one keyframe, or from one extreme pose to another. The hair would have had to have two keys directly in a row, and that would’ve been very obvious to the animator, who poses and sets said keys. You can bet the animator for this scene was sitting down watching it on repeat and editing so that the frames will run smoothly and errors wouldn’t be apparent…unless they were directly pointed out because of a repeating gif. The repeating part being the thing that allows our eye to not be preoccupied by the acting of the character, which is the primary reason the hair needed to be move anyway.
tldr: it’s on purpose not a mistake, and it wouldn’t be noticed if it wasn’t for the fact that the gif is looping.
(but on the other hand, it is good to learn to train your eye to notice the little things! The looping nature of the gif makes it significantly easier, but it’s a good start for the inexperienced.)
And once more, because Sarah has good points.
So she doesn’t grab her ponytail behind her shoulder with her left hand as her back is obscured to the camera? Because that’s what I’m seeing.
I come at this from a different perspective - I’m looking at this as a former video game tester.
That ain’t clipping, folks. There’s nothing breaking through the arm or shoulder joint. This wouldn’t warrant a bug.
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