Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Animation Backgrounds and Multiplane Cameras

Head over to animation-treasures for tons of beautiful backgrounds. - found @ Cartoon Brew


this is for everybody who wants to learn from the masters.
if you are wondering how all these composited pans were
done, let me explain the technique -
with image capture software you can grab very precise key
frames of camera pans. these frames can be mounted together
and touched up a bit in photoshop to recreate nearly the
identical original background that was used for the film.
I guess not too many people know that in the case of BAMBI,
only a few backgrounds are left in the Disney archives.
most of the film’s scenes were several layer multiplane
combinations, which means that the different foreground and
middle-ground layers had to be painted on glass.