Zemeckis has been quoted as saying that he doesn't see performance-capture movies as animated films. "To call performance capture animation is a disservice to the great animators," he said at the International Broadcasting Convention in September.
found through a Cartoon Brew comment @ Yahoo! News
If you want to have a good time then head over to that post on Cartoon Brew. Some of the comments are just too funny.
A few gems:
"Animation, it's giving life to characters." - Uhm, okay, sorry to be dismissive but the characters in the Ten Commandments movie are as dead as some of the Beowulf characters, but it's okay to call THAT animation?
Or (about mocap):
"Animation does not factor into it at any level. Mo-cap is not a frame by frame process, and by definition it is not animation." - That person clearly hasn't visited the mocap data wrangler nor the animators that work with mocap.
But there are good comments after all:
"Those sea monsters looked more alive than anything else in the film. I think Zemeckis hasn’t hit the strengths of mocap as a tool yet. Beowulf had the potential to have a stylized look, but I don’t think it got there. It’s just a muddle." - Absolutely.
But then it goes back to:
"And by the way “C” we 2D “purists” at least have talent. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to manipulate a few IK handles, or to rotate a manipulator." - Wow, that person has no idea about 3D animation...
But I like Floyd's answer to that: "It doesn’t take any effort to make marks on paper, either."
Good times, the endless debate over the merits of mocap. Strangely enough no one complaints about the use of simulations of Massive in movies...
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