The artist says she used no rotoscoping whatsoever. My animation teacher refuses to believe it. Stupidhead.
Augh, I’m half flattered and half frustrated…
EDIT: Making it its own text post.
I am trying so hard not to pick a fight right now, but this is probably going to be a bit of a essay. Just keep in mind that this is kind of addressing your teacher/the topic of me rotoscoping in general and I am so not mad at you, okay? Thank you for defending my honor. :3
(Edit: It’s a bit of an essay. -_- )
There’s nothing wrong with rotoscoping. It seems like it would be a great learning tool—if I could even make ToonBoom cooperate. I tried to import footage of a football player running once and rage-quit the whole process because it didn’t work. But that’s neither here nor there. :T
This is me animating the same way I did the roughs for mambostuck. If I refined it with the style I used in the final animation, it would likely have the same degree of naturalism and fluidity. This is not rotoscoped.
For Mambostuck I did use video reference, a lot of it! I know what staggering should look like, but I needed help with Feferi, Eridan, Gamzee, Equius, and Nepeta’s entry. (With everyone else I just winged it.)
I used how-to videos on parkour rolls, spinning juggling clubs, bo staffs, and rifles, and visual reference for boxing form. It took me a lot of replaying to figure out what the hell the spinners were doing with their hands.
The only section where I did any excessive copying was Dave’s. I did a lot of starting and pausing and drawing from the video. However, I didn’t trace, and in the end I had to alter it to make it fit the music.
But I guarantee you no one could find a video that exactly matches any of these sequences. I’m not even sure Terezi and Nepeta’s are physically possible, and I had to change a lot of the rough animation because it was kind of horrible. And that was a result of my own stiff flow of action, not bad rotoscoping.
I had no idea this was going to be a thing when I started this animation, but I get all fired up over people who think I’m lying. -_-
tl;dr Toasty gets way too passionate defending herself.