slowtiger wrote:I think he complains about the hardware, the tablet and stylus, not about the software they use. And I'm right with him, the pencil line on paper is still unsurpassed in delicacy and exactness.
It depends on who is doing the drawing. I will claim that I can draw in TVP with the same degree of exactness and delicacy and will add to that package 'with greater speed' if I had the desire, which I don't. I remember a couple of the twelve old men wishing that somehow their original lines could remain the final drawings, instead of ending up as impersonal wire lines of the cleanup artists and inkers.And I'm right with him, the pencil line on paper is still unsurpassed in delicacy and exactness.
Anybody did any comparison of the *end result* for real pencil drawing vs. digital ?
Sewie wrote:In the seventies they used to photocopy the animation cleanup drawings directly on cell.
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I was a guest of the Disney studio in 1979 and I saw their Xerox machine. It was about the size of a dumpster, stretched acroos three rooms, the middle one having to be completely dark. One person fed the pencil drawings into the machine and exposed it to light, which took about 20 seconds. After this the drawing had to be removed by a second person while a third person removed a cassette from the side of the machine and placed it onto a conveyor belt, which transported the cassette through a slit in the wall into the darkroom, where three people operated the process under a dim red light. Each exposed acetate was removed from the cassette which had to be first swung around it's center axle about half a dozen times to allow graphite pebbles inside to slip slide over the exposed acetate and cling onto the lines, at which point the acetate was retrieved from the cassette and placed onto another conveyor belt which carried the "printed" cel into the third room where another set of three people had to carefully scratch off the stray flecks (what we call stray pixels).Elodie wrote:Sewie wrote:In the seventies they used to photocopy the animation cleanup drawings directly on cell.
I read someday that W. Disney disliked the Xerox process (which began with the 101 Dalmatians, if I remember well), because it always gave a rough looking to the final result.
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