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Old 05-10-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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Using Twixtor with Stop Motion Animation

Hello everyone,

Recently I came across an interesting combination through experimentation and just trying to solve a problem. I am working with 2 other animators for a simple stop motion project that is a course final and we had numerous dropped frames. I knew Twixtor somewhat fabricated motion between frames so I gave it a try, drastic movement isn't pretty even with Twixtor trying to help though subtle animation seems smoother. I would be delighted to have any opinion on this comparison I made (especially before I decide to purchase the full plugin). This seems like an interesting polish that could be added to stop motion to really combine technology with old fashioned methods.

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What do you mean by dropped frames?
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look good, seems to work a bit better for the models, as for the actor teh movements seem more "floaty". makes me wonder though, how will it look for close-up shots?

might be more tricky, as the effect will be more visible.

had the same idea, never tested it though. you can also add some RSMB, but that might take away more of the stop-motion feel, something you might not want, depending...

i think you need to do some close-up tests of the models to see if it works, it might not, unfortunately...
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by doubledex
What do you mean by dropped frames?

Some reason between capture and post editing I had about 10-12 jpegs that were corrupt.

The plugin is serving as an inbetweener in the process but when there are large changes in position like him moving it falls though as far as usefulness. I may do more tests eventually though next time it's likely I will do hand drawn animation and twixtor it to smooth the movement even more.
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