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#109 - The reason either came down to budget, or the fact that Monty …  [+] (1 new reply) 2 hours ago on RWBY Volume 4 Render Farm 0
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#110 - neppynep (1 hour ago) [-]
Actually it kind of is partly incompetence. It's pretty easy to just import an animation sequence into a separate rendering engine, and the poser rendering engine wasn't used for the whole thing. They actually had quite a few separate programs for compositing stuff like particle effects. Not the mention Maya was used in the modeling and rigging stage. Monty liked Poser because it had a very simple and very effective animation system, and it was what he liked to work in. He had the equipment to put those animations into a better renderer, but he likely didn't know how.

And in season 3 they began transitioning away from Poser as their main program. But they still had the wonky shaders and and they didn't add much in terms of physics effects or really complex particles or anything. The thing is, monty was an animator and not much else. He wasn't particularly skilled any other field except animation and directing, so he liked Poser for it's focus on animation and virtually nothing else. Had he known the full potential of his tools he easily could've made season 1 look as good as season 4. It was all dependent on the shaders and Monty went with an almost 100% flat shader because he likely didn't know how to make the shading look good otherwise.

It actually quite simple to make anime shading look right on a 3D model. You just need to extensively fiddle with the normal mapping and you can make it look amazing. Monty simply didn't have the knowledge to do that, and honestly the fact that the animation team didn't upgrade the shaders for part 3 is what kinda makes me think that they might not know what they're doing either.
#20 - You knew, I know you knew, how could you NOT KNOW?! 3 hours ago on Robot plays Spin the Bottle 0
#98 - Did you ever see the Volume 4 footage they showed at RTX? You …  [+] (3 new replies) 3 hours ago on RWBY Volume 4 Render Farm +2
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#106 - neppynep (2 hours ago) [-]
>>#16,
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#109 - severepwner (2 hours ago) [-]
The reason either came down to budget, or the fact that Monty Oum had everyone using Poser for the longest time until his death. With him out of the production, the animation team is free to use programs they would prefer to use, which also probably improves the quality. So to answer your question, it's not incompetence, it's a bit political.
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#110 - neppynep (1 hour ago) [-]
Actually it kind of is partly incompetence. It's pretty easy to just import an animation sequence into a separate rendering engine, and the poser rendering engine wasn't used for the whole thing. They actually had quite a few separate programs for compositing stuff like particle effects. Not the mention Maya was used in the modeling and rigging stage. Monty liked Poser because it had a very simple and very effective animation system, and it was what he liked to work in. He had the equipment to put those animations into a better renderer, but he likely didn't know how.

And in season 3 they began transitioning away from Poser as their main program. But they still had the wonky shaders and and they didn't add much in terms of physics effects or really complex particles or anything. The thing is, monty was an animator and not much else. He wasn't particularly skilled any other field except animation and directing, so he liked Poser for it's focus on animation and virtually nothing else. Had he known the full potential of his tools he easily could've made season 1 look as good as season 4. It was all dependent on the shaders and Monty went with an almost 100% flat shader because he likely didn't know how to make the shading look good otherwise.

It actually quite simple to make anime shading look right on a 3D model. You just need to extensively fiddle with the normal mapping and you can make it look amazing. Monty simply didn't have the knowledge to do that, and honestly the fact that the animation team didn't upgrade the shaders for part 3 is what kinda makes me think that they might not know what they're doing either.
#62 - In this scenario, that simply can't be helped. It's no big dea… 3 hours ago on Shitpost Comp 8 0
#82 - Not necessarily. It's just this is a really long instrumental,… 4 hours ago on /A/non Discovers his Reality 0
#11 - It appears if you skip like 5 ******* MINUTES into the song, i…  [+] (2 new replies) 19 hours ago on /A/non Discovers his Reality +2
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#14 - cookiecoketwo (19 hours ago) [-]
Someone clearly doesn't like instrumental music
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#82 - severepwner (4 hours ago) [-]
Not necessarily. It's just this is a really long instrumental, so the music relies completely on the instruments to keep the listener interested. Without vocals a 30 minute instrumental can feel long winded and repetitive.
#19 - This is why peasant revolts happen, because of people like this.  [+] (3 new replies) 08/26/2016 on Elitism +28
#28 - anon (08/27/2016) [-]
Hah! We would have already had a revolt if it was possible. When the police have tanks and assault rifles we couldn't force a complete reform of the government even if it was necessary.
#73 - anon (08/27/2016) [-]
"The police" are part of the people. If it actually gets bad enough that the general population is revolting, they wouldn't want to shoot their friends and family, a lot would defect. I'd argue that even the US military would not be able to successfully quell a popular uprising, because they are also heavily integrated into the normal society. It's only those living in ivory towers and gated communities that would stand to lose.
#62 - anon (08/27/2016) [-]
But that's happened, it just happened in Turkey. The military stood down to civilians.
#77 - Dude... 08/26/2016 on Guess what time it is! +3
#19 - Are they calculating the rotation of the earth as well?  [+] (1 new reply) 08/26/2016 on gotta blastoise +10
#22 - midothegreat (08/26/2016) [-]
#145 - Propaganda is any information that deliberately supports or co… 08/26/2016 on Trumper Comp26 0
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