"Warping can be used to add a little jiggle to the flesh, or some help with face shapes in lip synch maybe. I did some dinosaur animation for someone, and he added some bounce to the flesh when the foot hit the ground. He also put in a…"
"A few years ago, DisneyResearch unveiled new automata software, improving user-accessibility and improving the quality of motion:
There's similar software on the internet, but not Disney's per se. They did release their white papers…"
"Yes, not necessarily faster at all!
If the animatronic has pre-determined moves, then it's really just automata with a stepper motor. I will depend on complexity of motion, repetition of action, length of labour (and budget...) as to whether…"
"True, Go-Motion does use a combination of stop motion and computer controlled motor movements. But it does not let the operator just sit back and sip a latte (or work on something else) while it all happens automatically, as the original…"
"I was a huge nerd for Jurassic Park. They came up with something similar to what you're talking about - it's called "go-motion." They ended up not using it for the movie, but it was basically animatronics filmed one…"
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