.__. Can I please work for you? This would be the best job ever; you get animated yourself, then sit down at a computer and apply that to 3D models I can see what you meant by using MoCap to make your work easier. Sometimes it's difficult bringing your vision to life. BTW it's totally badass how you do that kinda stuff, (not just your work, but fighting in motion capture).
Yup, since he started working with Rooster Teeth (the guys who do Red VS Blue), they bought him a motion capture camera, which he uses at every opportunity. Like the Gee and Obsessed videos; he danced all those steps and transitioned them to the models through motion capture
Seriously? I never knew that. That expains why all the moves turned out pretty good. Man, all this stuff. I want to be an animator but I know absolutely nothing about it...well, I know some things. Anyway, I hope I get the chance to learn. Any tips on where to start?
I know right? The guy's got some serious mad dance skills Can't imagine him actually slapping his ass like Cissnei did in Obsessed though
Get the program Blender for whatever operating system you might have, download a 3D model (preferably in .3DS format) and give it a skeleton. There's a really good guide on YouTube for doing that, it's the one I use: [link] From there, try posing the model. I'm doing precisely that, (but extracting, converting and editing the models before anything else), with the models from Dissidia Duodecim and Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Blender is completely free and one of the easiest 3D softwares to use. It's extremely user friendly and while it might not be the best when rendering, (and sometimes textures disappear ), it's more than useful for people like use who are just starting out.
When I watched Monty's panel on animation and 3D software two years ago, he claimed he danced them out with mo-cap and danced out the side elbow thrust from Obsessed just before he made Cloud dance the Gee steps
That's too funny. Wait, he made Cloud dance too? I didn't know that either. No suprise, I only semi-recently heard about Monty. I have been living under a two ton rock all my life. I finally was able to crawl out. Anyway, thanks for your help. I have never been to one of his panels before. Sounds like I should go when I get the chance.