Monday, July 28, 2008

Head Squash & Stretch

I remember when "Over the Hedge" came out how people complained about the squishiness factor of their heads (I admit, I was one of them..). Need real life proof? Watch this:



Ok, still, head scaling should be very subtle during pose transitions, but isn't this clip FANTASTIC?

9 comments:

Mathew Rees said...

Man alive !! A few of those slugs looked like they stung a bit!! Amazing reference, and shows how malleable the face is, and begs the question why the hell would you want to be a boxer in the first place!!

Learn to duck...

Joey said...

OH MY GOD!!!!
AWESOME!!! :-)

DUPINET'S BLOG said...

Woow great, we're a walking rubber with skeleton, great footage! thanks for sharing

Regis said...

cool stuff.
look at the women with the streamer, her hand is staying exactly in the same place....

Olivier Ladeuix said...

I think that Bobby Beck posted the same video in quicktime on his blog few month ago. That's really really amazing. The cranium doesn't squash much on a punch though. The illusion of squash and stretch is conveyed by the drag and overlap of the fleshy and moving part of the face: jaw, nose, cheeks, hair.

I don't think there is a right or wrong way to do squash and stretch but I prefer when only the fleshy parts of the face are used. A subtle 1 frame S&S of the cranium doesn't bother me much though

Bernie said...

I voted ofr the punch exercise.... but I lost.

Since we are doing a "dying" exercise, is there any chace for you to post a dying ref video in slow montion with a nice music and happy people just like this one?

:)

erika said...
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erika said...

Nice stuff! it reminds me of these video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av9bJ_6VSGc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BRw_ihZRJI&feature=related

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Hahahaha! Awesome, thanks Erika!