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]

One thought on “New research aids stop motion animation

  1. Jue Wang! The one behind refine edges, content aware scale, and wasn’t he featured on the famous Max un blur sneak peek? He should be inducted in the Adobe hall of fame!

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