SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

SM Forums / Maya Questions / Animation / Animation with real world props

Animation Animation & Rigging Related Topics

Join the conversation. Reply to post
Thread Tools
14-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9
Animation with real world props

So I want to make animation like a small character walking around on top of real world table, and interacting with things on it (such as fruits, utensils, and such), imagine like Toy Story but only the characters are 3d models, and the rest are real world. I want to ask some advice on how to approach this. Base on my understanding, these are the steps that I must take:

- Shoot the real world background, make some objects move (with thread or something)
- Make animation based on how the objects were moved.
- To match the movement, use image plane with image sequence.

The problem is this would be too heavy on computer, even with low resolution (or too low resolution and the image will be too blurred, and hard to match with the animation).

Is there some trick that I miss? Or different system entirely?

  Reply with quote
14-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
The Nurb Herd
honestdom's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 2,381
how much experience of vfx do you have?
  Reply with quote
15-08-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9
Uhm.. none? VFX stands for visual effects right? Or it's a program? Do I need that? I won't use (yet) any explosions, sparkling or such, just a simple 3d character interacting (like pushing) an apple on top of table or such. Like The Smurf (just recalled last night). How they interact with books and utensils and such..
  Reply with quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Modelling to real world scale in Maya - Solution found naveenraghul Maya Modeling 2 09-10-2017 06:42 AM
Fluids and real world scaling uv0903 Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 5 08-08-2015 10:13 PM
Stereoscopic rendering + camera position + believable extension of the real world? znelson Lighting & Rendering 8 19-11-2011 06:19 PM
Animation Battle sspikedudley Battle Arena 18 13-08-2008 11:53 AM
Poll -- Real world sculpting versus modeling in Maya ExtrudedDingus Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 5 21-04-2008 08:26 AM