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  1. Apple 01 Test

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    84 Plays / / 3 Comments

    Exported move from Maya testing rig stability. Lens 24mm Olympus. Camera Panasonic GH4 12fps.

  2. Demo showing creation of animated camera in Maya with export to Mantis Motion Control

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    This is for those who want to create a 3D camera move in Maya and run it in a motion control rig. The method used to make the camera path is one of hundreds of ways of doing this, hence only an example.…

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    • Despair - Short Film - 16mm. 10 minutes

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      I made this in 1989. Excuse the ordinary quality which was transferred via very ancient VHS technology. I intend to re-master it from the original 16mm negative in due course. Meanwhile it remains…

    • Foba Rig Examples - Mary and Max

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      Demonstration of motion control moves made using a converted Foba Camera Stand.

    • How To Make A Fast Dolly

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      I often get asked to shoot slowmotion motion control shots - but it's never fast enough... Hence this experiment with high powered drive and Pacsci stepper motor... If the dolly is very light…

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      • MantisToMaya Test render

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        Motion Control Pan Tilt move exported to Maya with transparent spheres superimposed. Test for accuracy of data and pan tilt mechanics...

      • Max talks about Aspergers

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        Excerpt from stop motion film "Mary and Max". One of my favorite shots is the subway. I used motion control to rock the carriage and move the background bridge framework and buildings.…

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        • Motion Control DirectX IK Interface For Articulated Arm

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          It's what you see... Just a very technical post for an esoteric audience...

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          • My own personal SpiderCam

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            A quick and dirty test using Mantis software to run a mini cablecam system. Wonderfully adaptable Mantis creates the XYZ translation, controlled live in this case by the joystick or Fkeys. This…

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            • Path based motion control interface.

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              Proof of concept using multiple directx device windows. The essence is to create a motion path as the basis for a motion control move. This will be integrated into Mantis motion control software.…

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              • Robot Dancer London

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                Recording from a live performance in London 2007. I designed the robot for a project by artist Margie Medlin. It is controlled in real-time by rotational motion sensors on the dancer Carlee Mellow.…

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                • The Lindy Dolly

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                  3,382 Plays / / 6 Comments

                  Lightweight Portable and Fast Motion Control Dolly for Realtime, Stopmotion and Timelapse.

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