Friday, November 9, 2012

A Slit-Scan Dubstep Second Life Machinima



I saw a slit-scan dance video the other day and thought it would be fun to do a Second Life machinima version. This was shot with an iPhone using WaveCamera.

3 comments:

sororNishi said...

Interestingly enough you don't look like an avatar ...

michelehyacinth said...

soror, Botgirl: I thought the same thing!

Botgirl Questi said...

I agree. It makes me wonder to what elements are behind "looking like an avatar". One aspect is an almost doll-like lack of facial muscle movement. Even when compare static human and avatar photos, the former has immense amount of expressive depth. Our brains are especially sensitive to even the most subtle facial expressions.


Another aspect is body movement. Again, avatar poses and movement are at best, subtly unnatural, and often obviously "off." Even with very good dance animations, for instance, there is no comparison to the dynamic ebb and flow of a human performance. Not only shifts in movement, like from flowing to sharp. But also the sense of energy that may move from joy to sorrow or from power to vulnerability.

So I think the effect, although unnatural in appearance, changed the static and sometimes mechanical appearance of avatar form and motion.