15 April 2012
The idea of 'The Muybridge Project'
Hi everyone, recently I came across an idea of 'recreating' Eadweard Muybridge's Locomotion, in 3D, which I call it 'The Muybridge Project'.
Ok, the idea behind this project is to create 3D animation cycles base on Muybridge's locomotion plates. There are three volumes in Muybridge's Complete Human and Animal Locomotion series, and I am going to mainly focus on volume III - animals' locomotion.
The reason for that is because for the first two volumes, the focus of locomotion is human. For animators who need references, they can do pretty much everything that the books illustrate. Whereas for animal locomotion, it is quite a challenge to find valuable references.
My ultimate goal for this project is that each week I will pick one plate from volume III, analyse the motion and create a 3D animation.
Additionally, a purpose of doing this is for me to better understand animal body mechanics in a way to improve my animation skills as well as educate others.