3/26/08

Rusty Mills' "Gotcha Covered"

Rusty Mills is a classically trained animator who has been on the forefront of embracing the new paperless animation technology . Here are some scenes from Rusty's work-in-progress reel for a film called "Gotcha Covered".

Rusty is animating this on a Motion Computing tablet PC using Mirage.
(a previous version of TVP which is no longer available, but very similar to the present TVP Animation). He did most of this animation while commuting on the train into Los Angeles . Now that's a portable animation tool !

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©2008 Rusty Mills


Notice how Rusty's rough animation looks virtually the same as traditional pencil-on-paper animation. There is no discernible difference in this that screams out "digital". The drawings look very natural and organic, like real pencil sketches.

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