her hair absolutely fazes through her arm
but hey at least she looks hot
can /you/ do any better?
I mean god damn are you people seriously going to pick at every little thing DID YOU NOT SEE HOW FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THE BACKGROUND WAS? HOW WONDERFULLY ANIMATED THE ICE AND SNOW AND MAGIC WAS?
Not to mention how INCREDIBLE her voice sounds in this scene
But no, is all ruined because a cartoon had her hair phase through her arm
um hi as a professional 3d animator this is actually really really sloppy of them and everyone should be pointing this out
first and foremost all the backgrounds and particle effects are pretty and shiny and nice and all but it doesn’t mean anything if your character animation isn’t up to snuff because you know that’s kinda what people go to see the movie for
second there are dozens and dozens of levels of quality control in the disney studios - i’ve seen shit a thousand times less noticeable than this get people torn apart during dailies by their instructors or their superiors
lemme tell you something when i was in school one time i had spent two weeks working out a piece where a guy jumps out of a filing cabinet and there was a four frame segment where the tip of his foot collided with the edge of the cabinet as he turned around
my instructors spent almost a full half an hour drilling me on it in front of the entire class because i was too lazy to go back and fix it
so no these guys have literally no excuse whatsoever they have the best and brightest in the business and all the money in the world to back it there is absolutely no reason for that kind of supreme laziness
"but hey at least she looks hot"
I’m not a CGI animator, nor do i know the complexities that go into CGI, but I am a 2D animator, and i know that in 2D sometimes things are purposely cheated to fool the eye and still see a very specific fluid motion, even if it isn’t naturally correct, the point of animation is to fool the eye.
I think thats one issue I have with how realistic animation is getting, is being able to make things move more realistic the old fashioned eye trickery that made animation what it is -is being less focused on.
That said, sure this could easily be as sloppy mistake, But I think shaming a perfectly good movie for one small animation mistake during a showstopping musical number is a bit much, plus while on a roll of shaming this film for it’s mistakes
plenty of people seem blissfully unaware that beauty and the beast has PLENTY of blatant animation mistakes as well, and is still an amazing masterpiece of animation. Mistakes are in everything artwise if you look hard enough.
I just wish people could
"Let it Go!"
I agree with Vivzie on this one. We’re so used to seeing animation, especially CG, being so polished and nearly realistic that the model shifts and occasional inking errors from old Disney films are seen as bugs of the past. I understand that this could just be something someone overlooked in post (a job that requires lots and LOTS of observation and time, and from what I heard Frozen had to run on a tight schedule), but the key thing is: does this “ruin” the scene? Criticizing a movie is not about picking one-second details to think you’re one step ahead of the writers/animators/directors. One chink in the car paint doesn’t stop the car from operating at full power. The point is, does this moment interrupt you about how the scene feels? Does this split second of braid-morphing overpower Elsa’s own metamorphosis, where she’s literally shedding away parts of her old life to “test the limits and break through?”