Today we begin the 5th miniCHALLENGE. Crowded is focusing on the implementation of 3d Scanned People Assets in Still Images, specifically with AXYZ Design’s Anima crowd management software. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to showcase a crowded urban scenario be it outside or inside while leveraging Anima capabilities as you populate the scene. You can either create things from scratch or reuse projects you already made that fit with the Crowded theme. miniCHALLENGE#05 will run 30 days right here on the blog on the dedicated challenge section with €3,000 EUR CASH PRIZE + Software and Content for the Winners. Good Luck!
ANIMA 2 came on the market in June 2016 and after several updates, it has been consolidated as the best solution for quickly and easily creating stunning 3D animations in very little time. ANIMA 2.5 becomes a software for daily usage to populate scenes mainly due to the introduction of Metropoly Ready-Posed model support for still imagery.
People in motion add a unique and vivid atmosphere to any 3d rendered animation. However, one must get the hang of it before doing so and pulling it off nicely! Even tough we can easily get realistic high poly scanned 3D people on the market, who look pretty realistic when standing still, making them move is a tricky business. We’re so used to natural human movements that our eyes detect the slightest misplaced move in an instant. Follow Dorka Somlói from ZOA as she describes their method for this. Enjoy!