-Mocap I don’t think has ever been an option at Pixar. For me personally, it’s one simple reason. It takes the power of animation and our medium away. When you animate a shot yourself whether on 2D or 3D…you can push the animation, you can stylize it, make a caricature out of a movement, you can pretty much do the impossible. With mo-cap, your starting base is realism. You can’t really think of things such as posing to the camera, body staging, silhouette, appeal. That’s my take on it. This has been a thread over the years in multiple mailing lists I’ve been on…and people always have their own version of what would work or not. I’ve never been a fan of mo-cap. I respect it, as I can see its beneficial uses in certain cases. But for my personal work I wouldn’t use it, no matter how much time I could save in creating some sort of motion. I like to think 2D as much as possible when doing 3D.
-I do have old music on my site, which I haven’t updated in decades. But, I will.
The music in there, is old…mostly testing stuff.
-Yes, I actually used the next version of Fruity Loops for about a year, it was called “FL Studio”. It worked…but after I switched to the Mac for doing music stuff with both Logic and Live, and using Midi controllers such as M-Audio’s TriggerFinger for patterns and drumming, or the simple M-Audio keyboards for composing…I honestly haven’t used the PC for creating music in way over a year now. Reason software, I’ve never used it. But just like everything else, I’ve heard things coming from Reason that have absolutely blown me away.