Dynamation was the term created by stopmotion model animator Ray Harryhausen to dene a processo 3D animation, which employed stop-motion models, as op-posed to two dimensional animation or cartoons.Normally, a model would be placed in ront o a rear-projectionscreen with a previously lmed live-action plate and animatedto interact with another model, the environment on the screen,or a live-action character. Te positioning o the model and an-imation table was airly precise to ensure that the model bothscaled correctly and appeared to interact with its ‘environment’in a physically realistic manner. Te end result would look as i the model was in the same space as the elements in theplate ootage. I done precisely, the models could be animated to make contact and even ght with human characters.
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$90 million go down the drainon ‘Flushed Away
Glendale studio provided no exact number, analysts esti-mated the movie’s loss could range rom $40 million toabout $90 million.So ar, the $143-million “Flushed Away,” about an up-scale rat in London ushed into the city’s sewer system,has grossed only $47 million worldwide, according to thetracking service Box Oce Mojo. Te movie’s perormance does not bode well or the con-tinuation o the studio’s partnership with Britain’s Aard-man Animations, with which it co-produced “FlushedAway,” “Chicken Run” and “Wallace & Gromit: TeCurse o the Were-Rabbit.”Analysts expect better things in 007 when the studioreleases “Shrek the Tird” and “Bee Movie,” which areexpected to be strong at the box oce.
Sotimage XSI 6 Announced
SOFIMAGE|XSI is themost advanced 3D ani-mation and character cre-ation sotware or nextgeneration games & lm. Te XSI Gigapolygon core,capable o handling mas-sively detailed models withmillions o polygons, is thenumber one reason why leading entertainment compa-nies are switching their next generation projects to XSI.Built on the newest code base and designed or the way the artist thinks, XSI empowers you to bring your cre-ative vision to lie. With the world’s astest subdivisionsurace modeler and intuitive tools that make 3D mod-eling eel like sculpting, XSI’s non-destructive environ-ment lets you ocus on your art
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