Originally Posted by rooster
Rick: I think it would be faster to key poses using this than by hand in software.. it wouldn't be like stop motion because you're only posing key frames, not the entire animation. Sure you'd need to tweak a bit afterwards but I reckon it'd be a great tool
well...true. But I still dont think its a tool any animator would use if they had the option of mocap or kinect. Might be good for getting down some animatic stuff but final animation..I dunno.
Posing is, imo the quickest and easiest step in all the modelling to rendering processes. Once a model is rigged and weighted properely, posing is easy.
It is a cool object/gadget, and I would love to have one. But I dont think its practical as a tool.
Plus the designers missed a trick. It should be slightly bigger and look a bit more like this, then it would have a double purpose. Not that i've ever felt the need to buy one of these either like.