This is just a reminder that you can win a X2R2 system from Motion4U. The contest is held on the “Professional Maya Users” group on LinkedIn.
If you are using linkedIn, join the “Professional Maya Users” group and then go to the discussion with the title: “Website Feedback Request and Contest New 3D Animation Software Release for Maya”
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I just completed recording a small animation in Maya using the new Xaelander X2R2 hardware testing the upcoming Xaelander software release.
I think it documents nicely what the Xaelander software suite is capable off. It demonstrates animating a walk cycle on the primary character and animating the secondary character. The powerful two point 3D camera tracking and animating a special effect by capturing motion onto a locator.
I look at the short video and think “Even if I captured every part ten times, I created that animation in about 20 minutes. An experienced storyboard artist could probably come close nailing that shot in 20 minutes. But a previz animator should never ever have to just float his characters around anymore – they should make them walk around.”
I want you to go and read Mike’s blog where he talks about his experiences using the Maya Xaelander and an X2R2 camera setup from Motion4U.
Also check out his portfolio here. Some really cool stuff.