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Binder

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« on: 09-05-2001 17:15 »

I know that they made a model of the city in 3D, but in scenes outside where you can see more detail of things (signs, writing, etc) are these of the 3D model or are they painted? (is the inside of Planet Express all rendered and thats what we see every episode inside?)

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« Reply #1 on: 09-05-2001 17:25 »

Hey binder! Welcome to PEEL!  big grin
I have no clue what you're asking here...
Binder

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« Reply #2 on: 09-05-2001 18:46 »

Matt said in an interview that the entire Futurama city was mapped out in 3D (like you see in the 3D sequences) but I was wondering if in normal scenes, like of the characters just standing on the streets talking, were also used from the same 3D map or they were painted.
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« Reply #3 on: 09-05-2001 21:56 »

I believe they were hand-drawn.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #4 on: 09-05-2001 22:00 »

And assembled with computer, but no 3D mapping seems to be used, unless under special circumstances.
Sarge

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« Reply #5 on: 09-06-2001 00:11 »

Non-moving backgrounds are hand-drawn. Even if the camera moves up & down, left or right, or even diagonally or twisting circularly....if the perspective remains the same, then it's hand-drawn. When the background changes to different 'perspectives' in the same scene, then it's usually a 3D computer shot.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-06-2001 00:25 »

Listen to the smart lobster doctor animator (sp?)
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #7 on: 09-06-2001 01:45 »

yeah, he's smart... I think, or else he's just making this all up when he needs to
Sarge

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« Reply #8 on: 09-06-2001 02:52 »

Ahhhh....SlimmyABCDEFG....the admin who still refuses to believe I work on the show. (Not surprised. Lots of weirdos on the net faking it.)

But SlimmyCGEF, I'm not a fake. Trust me. Look deep into my Penguin from Batman swirling umbrella pattern eyes!

I'm not a mean guy. Or a weirdo. Damn, if you were around the Simpson boards 1.5 years ago, you would've seen that I got 22 out of 22 episodes exactly described.....a year before they aired. But Mike Scully (that loveable fop) had me canned at the end of last season (for that reason). That's why I'm on Futurama now. Same creator, different writers. And a better atmosphere altogether.
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« Reply #9 on: 09-06-2001 06:32 »

You're a crazy pennyless lobster doctor no combination of you should be an animator.

Anyway I've seen the city animated and none-animated.
Its mostly animated when you get a overview of the city or large amounts of buildings swoop by.(see cryogenic woman as Fry & michelle ride the airscooter) But when you see small parts that are stationary they are usually hand-drawn.
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« Reply #10 on: 09-06-2001 11:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Sarge:
Non-moving backgrounds are hand-drawn. Even if the camera moves up & down, left or right, or even diagonally or twisting circularly....if the perspective remains the same, then it's hand-drawn. When the background changes to different 'perspectives' in the same scene, then it's usually a 3D computer shot.

 
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Originally posted by Radijs:
Anyway I've seen the city animated and none-animated.
Its mostly animated when you get a overview of the city or large amounts of buildings swoop by.(see cryogenic woman as Fry & michelle ride the airscooter) But when you see small parts that are stationary they are usually hand-drawn.

Way to say almost the same exact thing as Sarge, Radijs

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Binder

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« Reply #11 on: 09-06-2001 18:34 »

I havent seen futurama since the season finale, but I got the old tapes out and watched and I see that they are hand drawen now. But remember the Nixon episode where Bender's Head is driving the toy car inside? That was a 3D scene with hand drawn characters on it (if I remember correctly)
Langly
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« Reply #12 on: 09-06-2001 18:58 »

So just how is the main part of futurama dome comp or drawn?
Binder

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« Reply #13 on: 09-06-2001 18:59 »

If you mean the opening, that is computers.
Sarge

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« Reply #14 on: 09-06-2001 22:20 »

If something looks really really really really slick & exact when animated, it's done with computers, & shot on 1's. Hand-drawn animation is usually shot on 2's. (Shoot the drawing onto film for 2 frames).
By the way, they can combine hand-drawn animation (characters, props) with computer animation (spaceship, background, special effects). 
Sarge

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« Reply #15 on: 09-06-2001 22:23 »

Radijs, I hope you were joking. Didn't sound like it though.
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« Reply #16 on: 09-06-2001 22:32 »

What's up with all this hostility towards Sarge?
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« Reply #17 on: 09-06-2001 22:37 »

Jealousy
Sarge

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« Reply #18 on: 09-06-2001 23:25 »

Bingo!

I'm not a 'fame' mongerer. I do like to use my occupation as a conversation piece. (wierd!) But I can sympathize with some people saying "Yeah, right, sure." I mean, this is the internet, & a lot of people like to 'pretend'.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #19 on: 09-07-2001 00:01 »

And if you think he's pretending . . .

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« Reply #20 on: 09-07-2001 00:15 »

I'm pretty sure Radijs was kidding with the "no part of you should be an animator" thing...but still, what's up with questioning Sarge? He's been here for more than a month, and a lot longer on that Simpsons board. We wouldn't let him post for that long without forcing him to cough up proof.
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« Reply #21 on: 09-07-2001 01:47 »

 
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And if you think he's pretending . . .

 


you won an emmy, sarge?  am i not getting something, because that's pretty durn awesome.
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« Reply #22 on: 09-07-2001 16:00 »

Easy enough - have you appeared in the end credits?
Sarge

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« Reply #23 on: 09-07-2001 22:10 »

It's easier to appear in the end credits than to get 5 Emmys. (That's how many I got.)
My name's in about 1/5th of all the shows. Look in The Way We Was, & 22 Short Films About Springfield, & Last Exit To Springfield. If you see Paul Wees' name, I'm usually on the same screen.
Langly
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« Reply #24 on: 09-08-2001 03:35 »

I would like to see a simpsons episode where homer gets cloned, or at least an opening where when they go to the couch clones are alreay there, and ss guys take them away. HEHE
Nixorbo

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« Reply #25 on: 09-08-2001 11:31 »

OK, this topic has no more use. 

::Takes it out back and puts it down::
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