Plain 3D camera animation with 2D actors can be so effective. This is probably the most stunning 2D actor animation I saw sofar. It is amazing how successful Miklós was in injecting live into those old images - of course the music fits perfectly. Camera mapping can really be amazing.
Watch and enjoy - this is truly stunning work.
Miklós Falvay writes:
Hello, my name is Miklós Falvay, I'm a freelance media design artist from Hungary.
Last year Attila Kékesi documentary director asked me, to work with him in his new movie Motalko.
I had to make "something interesting" with a lot of old photographs and documents. I found some camera mapping scenes on the internet, and finally we chosen this technique.
I never used any 3D software before, but I thought, this is a good time for learning Blender!
The whole process (modelling, texturing, compositing) was done with Blender 2.49.
Created by: Miklós Falvay
Layout artist: Domonkos Pinke
MOTALKO is a documentary about the first Hungarian petrol station.
Directed by Attila Kekesi, produced by Miklos Havas.
Released in 2011.
Wow, that was impressive! Beautiful! And the trick to make even the noise in the image come alive with (i guess) tiny 3d objects was just damn cool. Well done!
Realy great work, with a lot of details (noise, scratches....). I like it!
This is wonderful. I was drawn in and felt captivated from beginning to end, much like Brian May and Elena Vidal's 3D book "A Village Lost And Found".
It's gratifying to know that Blender was used for this project.
Big applause for Hungary :D
Super impressive! Great work!
Köszönjük Miklós, ez felemelő volt! Nagyon nagy gratula, csak így tovább! ;)
(Thank you Miklós, this was uplifting! Very big congratulation, keep up the good work!)
Congratulations fot the great work and the best results.
Miklós great job! I love your work on these old photos. Grain animation pictures in perspective gives a stunning effect. Congratulations!
really nice work !
Please give me more information about him and his works. :)
Simply wonderful, Miklós.
You explain you are new to Blender but you have mastered this technique in perfect style. I love the use of particles to add even more depth, but it must have taken ages to reconstruct the objects to do such a perfect fly through. Truly impressive :D
Truly hypnotic experience. Great work!
Impressive and original work, thanks!
I guess there is allot of hard work put into this, and it shows. One of the better camera mappings I seen. Great job.
Really nice work! Although I think it works best with subtle movement as it doesnt reveal elements as mapped flat objects.
Beautiful and inspiring. Especially the use of the photo defects in 3d. It's as if the photo was taken in 3d. A sort of sepia hologram. Loved it :-)
Nice use of Blender...
Very nice work, except, as so many people do, a bit too much chromatic aberration imo...
I created this kind of FX so many time ... but I never tried to recreate the white spots in 3D. That's add so many depth to the image ! It's a really great idea ... congratulations for this classic, but so well done FX. ;o)
This was so well done I'm nearly (NEARLY) speechless! Great work!
Having done camera mapping animations before, I know how much work goes into getting it to look right. So congrats to a job well done! The only thing I don't like is the chromatic aberration, I don't think it adds anything and in fact is somewhat distracting.
Great, totally love it. music is also perfect, what's the name of the song?
This would have made a great intro for a "the last man on earth" style zombie flick
Nice work, this is fantastic
Incredible! very impressive work, you have great talent! :)
The piano playing is nice too. Good soundtrack.
Sweet! Thanks for sharing!
Five Stars! You win! Your award is ... oh, wait, we are undecided about the award. Please stand by.
"I never used any 3D software before, but I thought, this is a good time for learning Blender!"
...and you turn out something this good?... I hate you. ;P
Blendiac lol great comment - it is in deed embarrassing to see what he pulled of.
He watched for each detail, images, particles, music. just perfect.
The attention to the film particles was unexpected and awesome.
Very well done!
Wow! At some moments I seem to see in 3D without glasses! Incredible!
Ez fantasztikus! Ilyet még nem láttam! Büszke vagyok Rád, Miki :) Csak így tovább!
(That's fantastic! I've never seen something like that! I'm proud of you Miki :) Keep it up!)
Stunning! Beautiful work! Didn't even know this was possible.
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love it!
Congratulations on your excellent work!
Absolutely stunning work...inspiring.
A lovely, gently surprising piece of work!
Amazing work ! I like old photos a lot, and the effect is perfect. Congratulations.
This is truly inspiring. I am going to go through my old family photos tonight and try to find some that would be appropriate for this technique. Thanks.
Please make a How-TO, please
Andrew Price from Blenderguru.com has a tutorial on "sticky" camera mapping. Check it out.
What resources did you consult to learn Blender for this effect? Any interest in a quick how-to? This is an amazing effect! Thanks for commenting.
Fantastic! It gives a really nice result !!!
I've often seen similar techniques done on the History Channel with WWI and WWII photos, and I just assumed they laboriously did "cut-and-paste" techniques with PhotoShop to get the 3-D effect. Now I know... it's another digital trick called "photo mapping"! Nice to know how it's done, although it's sort of akin to knowing how the magician does the trick, and ruining the effect, but still nice to know.
Really like it! I want to do this in my next historical documentary.
Really like it!