March 06, 2013
New research aids stop motion animation
Begone, hands! New technology out of Hong Kong promises to:
allow animators to perform and capture motions continuously instead of breaking them into small increments… More importantly, it permits direct hand manipulation without resorting to rigs, achieving more natural object control for beginners.
The first half of the demo is pretty dry, but jump ahead to about 2:20 to start seeing the big wow:
[Via David Simons]