The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 345
Chapter 340 .1 Self-power
The content of the third episode of “Songhai Idol is a Legend” returns to the practice and daily life of traditional idols, mixed with names for idol groups, and finally a performance. Incidentally, there is the awakening of serious idol Li Ai and others.
“Rotten Xiuxiu” has become the name of this zombie girl idol group, which makes people feel unspeakable.
For Han Qingwen, although the story of this episode has inherited the previous nonsense, the real focus is on the final performance.
When he saw seven zombie girls dancing in the shadow of abandoned factory chimneys beside the empty road, Han Qingwen almost cried out in surprise.
Because this dance is all hand-painted.
Han Qingwen has seen a lot of idol dances performed in 3D. They are not smart enough and more than rigid. He learned animation and naturally knows how energy-consuming hand-painted dances are, and he did not insist on them.
But Phantom Animation did it.
In the four-minute performance plot, the phantom animation uses full hand-painting, and the number of paintings is extremely high, which is smooth and visible to the naked eye.
Not only that, the overall dance design is also very clever, including the horizontal and vertical changes in the formation. It can be seen that it is carefully designed for open-air performances. It is completely different from the “house dance” with fixed shots and dancing.
Although in the animation, only one little girl witnessed the performance of several people, but outside the screen, this performance was discussed by thousands of people.
On Weibo, this performance was intercepted and spread as a short video, forming a hot topic.
[Legendary Foodie]: This performance I TM blows up, the idol animations of the past are really weak!
[A bowl of fried rice with eggs]: I have read this paragraph ten times, the swing of clothes, the movement of hair with the body, every detail is so perfect, I declare that this year is the first year of China Idol Animation!
[Higher the flag]: How was this animation drawn? The serious original painting can’t achieve this level of fineness. Is it 3D to 2D with motion capture? I remember the game screen of “Breath of the Wild” is pretty good 3D rendering in 2D.
[Dumplings with vinegar]: It can’t be 3D motion capture. You’ve seen those 3D shootings. The actors wear tights and capture the action by capturing points. There is no way to combine clothes and hair like this animation. All of the movements are so finely portrayed.
[Animation Marshal]: I think it should be retracing, or at least referring to the retracing curve, otherwise there will be no such exquisite pictures.
[Yellow mouse]: If you reprint, you don’t feel much technical content. Isn’t it just turning the image into a line picture.
[Lxt9]: Don’t underestimate retouching. Even if retouching is used, if you want to draw the trajectory of the clothes so perfectly, you need a strong original painting technique and an accurate understanding of the role of inertia.
“What is retweet?”
On Sunday morning, after having breakfast, Li Xue casually swiped Weibo and saw someone discussing the dance in the third episode of “Songhai Idol is a Legend”, so she asked Han Qingwen curiously.
“Uh, this simply means sticking paper on the screen, playing the video, and drawing against the image that comes through, is to trace the lines in the video.”
After Han Qingwen watched that piece of dance, he was shocked, but also aftertaste.
It was definitely not a 3D production, it was undoubtedly hand-painted, but after someone mentioned it, Han Qingwen thought about the possibility of redrawing.
Some sports animations often use this technique to capture the motions of athletes on the real stadium and use them as game scenes.
“That seems easy?”
Li Xue thought about it for a while, it was like following a painting, which seemed not too difficult.
“No, reposting is not that simple. For example, in the animation “Songhai Idol is a Zombie”, many of the characters in it are actually unrealistic in proportions. Just like Lily, a child with a body shape like Lily, you can’t find it in reality. If it is redrawn, there is a big gap between the body of the actor and the character, which makes it more difficult to draw.”
Han Qingwen recalled it when Lin Shuyi and Wu Hongyan had a chat.
Sports animations have relatively realistic body proportions, with little difference in body shape, and the difficulty of redrawing is very small. However, for this kind of dance, the proportions of characters are not inconsistent, and redrawing is a lot of trouble. At least there is no way to simply copy it, only use it. For reference.
“This is indeed hand-painted, perhaps with the aid of redrawing technology, but it reflects the actual skill of the original artist.”
Han Qingwen replied that in the afternoon, there was finally movement on Weibo.
First of all, a group of original artists in the industry expressed their opinions. Among them, [the shepherd of the library] made it clear that this is not a 3D rendering, but a hand-painted, it is very likely to use redrawing, and also cited a few previous examples, saying Even if it is a repost, the quality of this dance is extremely high, no less than normal hand-painted.
Then, the official Weibo of Phantom Animation announced that this dance was indeed completed by using reticle technology, and also announced a dance clip of the original line-draft photography.
In the clip, it can be seen that there is no coloring, only some of the line drafts of the painting instructions are performing smoothly with the music, just like the animation.
This Weibo put an end to the quarrel that lasted for two days.
It was not 3D that completed this performance, but a hand-worked painting, a wonderful performance by the original artist and animator!
Until this time, many talents suddenly came back to their senses. Although the performances in the previous two episodes were not serious, they were all hand-painted!
Does Phantom Animation really intend to keep all performance parts of this idol animation hand-painted?
For the audience, this is of course a good thing. The hand-drawn fine paintings look obviously better than the rigid 3D.
But for people in the animation industry, it’s not so comfortable.
Ningjiang Animation Salted Fish Group On a rare Sunday, the group did not fall silent, but the discussion was in full swing.
[Sand Sculpture Friends No.⑨]: Damn, Xu Rui is killing other companies. How can any company dare to do idol animation in the future? If you put on a 3D performance, you won’t be sprayed to death by the audience.
[A dead end in animation]: It’s difficult. Originally, 3D was to save costs. Everyone made do with it. Now Phantom Animation really raises the threshold of idol animation to the point where ordinary companies can’t afford it.
[Bone]: I think it’s pretty good, lest shoddy idol animations make the audience think that this kind of animation is like this. Phantom Power is hand-painted, and other companies can also hand-paint it.
[The dog is fishing]: It’s difficult. Originally, our company planned to follow the trend of making an idol animation this year. But now that we are doing this, the whole project has been sent back for re-evaluation. I feel that it will be difficult to do idol animation in the future.
[Your group mascot]: Well, you said, Xu Rui does not engage in idol groups, and there is no linkage plan. How can such a high-quality animation come out? What is his picture?