Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Maybe one day we will have easy cloth and hair control on rigs.

Now, I can't comment on what other companies are using and I'm not talking about our rigs at work. I'm just dreaming of a super simple setup for cloth and hair, so you can "easily" do something like this:

Wouldn't that be a nightmare right now? You might tell the sim what to do on a broad scale, but you can't really animate, shape and tweak their clothes, hair, the napkin, the pillow and the blanket as easily as posing out your rig. Or can you?


Brecht Debaene said...

haha, I don't even know if I'd want to!

seriously! animating it in 2D is hard enough, just imagine having to do it on a superrealistic creature like you would animate at ILM, I don't think you can animate cloth that realistically by hand.

I think james baxter mentioned something along those lines in his interview for the animation podcast.

I don't think it can be done on something with creature vfx. MAYBE on a stylized show though!

never say never! ;)

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Right, sorry, I should have been more clear. On a realistic movie I wouldn't do it unless it's something very specific, sim is your friend in this case. I'm talking more about stylized animation.