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I had to watch like 20 times before noticing it. but it’s there.
I’ve been watching these gifs of Elsa for a week now trying to find the error. I JUST found it. I’m majoring in Digital art and have studied animation.
If an error takes that long to find, it’s not worth getting worked up about. Have you even seen how gorgeous the next few seconds are with her dress changing? Her hair clipping is not that big a deal.
Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)
I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.
For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin
Well, this is what I had rendered in time to turn in for my DA 200 final. Not totally satisfied with it, but proud of what I learned and accomplished. (Especially for my first major project in 3d modeling and animation!)
I think I’m going to continue working on it next semester in my free time.
From the youtube description because I’m too lazy to type it out again, haha:
Music and sound effects from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Unfortunately, I ran out of time to finish rendering all the scenes I wanted to, so the action is very unclear at times. Additionally, I had a LOT of trouble getting the fluids to render as I wanted them. This is clearest in the final shot when the organic ship looks like it has a tail and not fire pouring out of its aft. Just noticed a bunch of issues with shadows being cast on things they shouldn’t be, too. Oh well.
Also, I am so sorry that it’s so pixelated and artifacty—it was taking more than half an hour to render per frame if I had the quality any higher than .25.
Meanwhile on Classic Who
Why doesn’t our current Doctor just do this? It mean problem solved.
Clearly that Dalek was dieting and therefore wasn’t heavy at all.
Can this please be brought back in Capaldi’s run? He’d be like: TAKE THAT YOU FUCKING FUCK.
And just smash the hell out of the offending Dalek. Or even better: