Duel of the X Men

Something silly because I needed to test if I could animate somebody playing a guitar and I was exhausted after filming Welcome to the Wasteland. (complex for me and too many late nights).
I think it worked.... but it was *soooo* tedious.


  • @DafterThings That was cute. I can imagine that it was tedious to create it, however.

  • Thanks @Filmsensei

    Yep. Basically it was a change every frame. 300 photos to play a guitar badly for 20-25 secs... and then hide most of it under a fade transition   I only use 12 FPS so anything more would have been torture.
    I did want to move the hand along the fret but the grip was too tight. I would have had to pick up and re-position  it each time. 

  • @DafterThings ; I say once again, I have only done this type of animation once for a class and it was torturous enough for that brief scant few seconds that I am thoroughly amazed at you brick film makers.  Kudos as always.

  • @tddavis Thanks.
    It's odd that I'd rather do ten 30 frame scenes than one 300 frames.
    Unfortunately keeping the position of the figures, lights and camera means it is tricky to leave them overnight.

  • That was great, made me laugh. Loved Professor X and the school shot, and I can definitely see why it would be tedious.

    Also: would you consider adding (Dafter things)right next to the title of all your discussions? Not sure if anybody else is having the same problem but when I look at the title I can never tell whether it is one of yours or not.

    And I'd rather not miss any of your episodes.


  • @xhan47 Thanks. I worried that the eye beam takes too long to travel through the mansion but I don't think anybody else is troubled by it (?)

    I did think to create a single post like others do. That should help... although I might encourage you to subscribe 

  • LOL this was terrific!

    Cyclops had the advantage/extra challenge of playing a 12 string though ;)

  • @Rutxer Not only that he was playing a 12 string version on a 3 string guitar. The man is a guitar playing legend... but just soooooo smug.  

  • @DafterThings Welcome.  Didn't bother me at all.

    Well now that you mention it... Subbed.

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