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marc
02-15-2011, 05:52 AM
Hello, everyone,

using X-Rays, scientists have discovered why (http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=x-rays-blow-up-secret-to-van-goghs-2011-02-14) the yellows in van Gogh's paintings are fading.

The animation und illustration for the press release (http://www.esrf.eu/news/general/van-gogh/van-gogh-paintings-lose-shine/) by ESRF were made by TRICKLABOR (http://www.tricklabor.com), my animation studio.

http://www.tricklabor.com/_portfolio/van-gogh-x-rayed/thumbnail.jpg

http://www.vimeo.com/tricklabor/van-gogh-x-rayed

It may be 'just' one camera move but the two weeks between the initial phone call and final delivery were never boring.

Software: Lightwave, Modo, Fusion, Vegas

Marc

3djock
02-15-2011, 07:57 AM
Nice animation...

Rabbitpenny
02-19-2011, 04:51 PM
Really liked the one camera shot. It made the investigative process easy to follow. Nice modeling of the synchrotron....

Question: How did you accomplish the zoom and tangential view of the painting (My favorite part)?

pablogrca1
02-20-2011, 01:25 AM
pretty cool

marc
02-21-2011, 03:21 PM
Thanks everyone.


How did you accomplish the zoom and tangential view of the painting?
Throughout the animation it's always a camera motion, never a zoom (ie. fixed focal length). So all I do is move the camera closer to the picture. Really close actually.

To make this a smooth motion I used a null as a target for the camera (instead of animating HPB myself) and tweaked the XYZ curves in the graph editor for every keyframe with the velocity displayed.

Does this answer the question?

Marc

shrox
02-21-2011, 03:23 PM
Thanks everyone.


Throughout the animation it's always a camera motion, never a zoom (ie. fixed focal length). So all I do is move the camera closer to the picture. Really close actually.

To make this a smooth motion I used a null as a target for the camera (instead of animating HPB myself) and tweaked the XYZ curves in the graph editor for every keyframe with the velocity displayed.

Does this answer the question?

Marc

I often use nulls attached to the camera as well. You can more precisely tweak the camera's motion.

Mruk
02-26-2011, 03:33 AM
You have rich interesting portfolio on your website. Good work!