X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Ubi-Art Framework: How Ubisoft Makes All Those Nifty Animations

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

If you’ve ever been impressed by the animation in UBIsoft ‘s games like the Rayman series, you might want to check out this nifty art and animation framework the company has built for creating animations with incredible ease.

ubi_art_example

The UBIart framework allows animators the flexibility to create moving images simply by loading in any image, then adding a “skeleton” to the image to provide pivot points for animating movements.

According to the UBIsoft team, “The idea behind our animation system is to be able to animate any kind of image. The image may be a 3D rendering, an India ink drawing, a modeling clay background, an image drawn on a graphics tablet or a scanned image, and so on. In fact, any visual source can be used. We put the focus on freedom and simplicity, to make it easy to start a project and add content without much hassle.” From the looks of this video clip, it looks like they’ve achieved their goal.

Here’s a clip that includes a sneak preview of the upcoming Rayman Origins, animated using the Ubi-Art framework:

Now, it’s unclear if UBIsoft will ever release the framework for us amateurs to play with, but they’re most definitely using it in the studio to improve their own game animations.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



DIY Plywood Stack Coffee Table

DIY Plywood Stack Coffee Table

Beermkr Beer Brewing Machine

Beermkr Beer Brewing Machine

Rover Autonomous Golf Caddie

Rover Autonomous Golf Caddie

Advertisement
2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

Supercar Showdown at the World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

Supercar Showdown at the World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart

2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart