Futurist sculpting: modeling movement in 3D

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Title: Futurist sculpting: modeling movement in 3D
Author: Krawczyk, Piotr
Abstract: Futurist Sculpting is a collection of techniques for representing dynamic motion in a static three -dimensional model . These techniques allow digital artists to use animation as a new modeling tool . The idea of Futurist Sculpting is inspired by the works of the Italian Futurist artists and it aims to achieve the same goal as the one described by Umberto Boccioni , ? ? ? ? ? ?to find a form that would be like a remembered motion , the product of time but permanent in space . ? ? ? ? ? ? However , Futurist Sculpting extends Boccioni ? ? ? ? ? ?s idea to the new medium of 3D animation and modeling , introducing the techniques of Motion Snapshot , Surface Differentiation , and Motion Elasticity . Motion Snapshot has evolved from the idea that multiple key poses captured at different stages of motion can successfully portray the idea of movement . Surface Differentiation was developed to remove redundancy of overlaping geometry introduced by snapshots occuring with high spatial frequency . Exploded Snapshot creates a geometric blur effect and extends application of Motion Snapshots to motion of deforming objects . The Motion Elasticity technique stretches the object to represent a partial volume through which it is moving . As a proof of concept all of the Futurist Sculpting techniques were implemented in Maya . The techniques should be viewed as a set of tools for the artists . The user can choose any one of them to apply to any animation , but he needs to understand their applications and limitations too .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5014
Date: 2007-04-25

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Futurist sculpting: modeling movement in 3D. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5014 .

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