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Re: *Spoilers* TH comments on LW-JP
On Tue, 27 May 1997, Bettyc wrote:
> The Armadillo with the Mask wrote:
> > > Triceratops: I want to see more of it, dammit! Did anyone catch if ILM is
> > > taking a position on upright vs. semisprawling vs. sprawling? Must check
> > > again when I see the movie next time.
> > Betty may want to contest me on this<snip> but based on my own animation
> > experience, upright is
> > a lot easier to animate/manipulate, so I would guess upright. Doing a
> > sprawling/semi-sprawl posture would require that just about every joint in
> > the limbs be a 3D joint(i.e. ball-n-socket) in the IK skeleton of the
> > model.
> Ball and socket joints are the major bane of CG. Engineers keep
> designing the tools for hinge joints.
> >and BTW Betty, are you planning on being at SIGGRAPH this year?)
> don't do SIGGRAPH-I get the same dog-and-pony show at E3 (Atlanta in
> June for God's sakes!), and don't have to listen to the programmers show
Hey!!....I resemble that remark!!! :) :)