nordreys
nordreys:

“For the Winter Soldier, Legacy Effects had crafted a prosthetic arm piece to be worn by actor Sebastian Stan and stunt doubles on set, where it was covered in a few tracking dots. Both Luma (and ILM for other Winter Soldier sequences) then worked on a CG replacement arm that would articulate as slatted metal. “He moves so fast that there were so many actions,” comments Cirelli. “It was a real tech challenge to get the arm so that it was in not too many broken pieces but allowed rotation and twisting and all the things you’d expect.”
Since the arm had to be completely integrated into Stan’s body, Luma had to also establish the appropriate blend location for the CG appendage. “Sometimes that can be more complicated than just doing a full character replacement,” notes Cirelli. “Because if you have close-up shots of a character moving with cloth, and it’s rotating and twisting, well that begs the question where do you split in the CG? How far up the body? So along with the arm actually came cloth simulation and other sorts of texturing and modeling for the seamless operation of the arm.”
Despite its rigid metallic nature, Luma’s arm rig allowed for muscle bulging. “What we had,” says Cirelli, “was a rig underneath that allowed for contiguous skin and then it would deform and expand for muscle. That skin would drive the slats and how they move. It was a multi-tiered system similar to Destroyer from Thor but a little more complex because the Winter Soldier was lightning fast – jumping, rotating, twisting, moving. We found we had to have a more robust system so that when the arm twists and bends, it does so so quickly so the rig doesn’t blow up! We had lots of renders where it looked like he had two arms coming out of his elbow.”
Luma also detailed the interior of the arm, adding a layer underneath the exoskeleton of moving rods and mechanisms – elements that were more visible in a later lab sequence in which the Winter Soldier’s arm is being repaired. The studio relied on its Maya to Arnold workflow for the CG work.” (x)

nordreys:

For the Winter Soldier, Legacy Effects had crafted a prosthetic arm piece to be worn by actor Sebastian Stan and stunt doubles on set, where it was covered in a few tracking dots. Both Luma (and ILM for other Winter Soldier sequences) then worked on a CG replacement arm that would articulate as slatted metal. “He moves so fast that there were so many actions,” comments Cirelli. “It was a real tech challenge to get the arm so that it was in not too many broken pieces but allowed rotation and twisting and all the things you’d expect.”

Since the arm had to be completely integrated into Stan’s body, Luma had to also establish the appropriate blend location for the CG appendage. “Sometimes that can be more complicated than just doing a full character replacement,” notes Cirelli. “Because if you have close-up shots of a character moving with cloth, and it’s rotating and twisting, well that begs the question where do you split in the CG? How far up the body? So along with the arm actually came cloth simulation and other sorts of texturing and modeling for the seamless operation of the arm.”

Despite its rigid metallic nature, Luma’s arm rig allowed for muscle bulging. “What we had,” says Cirelli, “was a rig underneath that allowed for contiguous skin and then it would deform and expand for muscle. That skin would drive the slats and how they move. It was a multi-tiered system similar to Destroyer from Thor but a little more complex because the Winter Soldier was lightning fast – jumping, rotating, twisting, moving. We found we had to have a more robust system so that when the arm twists and bends, it does so so quickly so the rig doesn’t blow up! We had lots of renders where it looked like he had two arms coming out of his elbow.”

Luma also detailed the interior of the arm, adding a layer underneath the exoskeleton of moving rods and mechanisms – elements that were more visible in a later lab sequence in which the Winter Soldier’s arm is being repaired. The studio relied on its Maya to Arnold workflow for the CG work.” (x)

brytlejuice

brytlejuice:

Guys. GUYS!
I have a SUPER wonderful friend in Australia that makes the most excellent handmade plushies ever. 
She’s such a total sweetheart.
This is the most amazing Winter Soldier plushie ever, and he’s allllll miiiine! <3
It was like christmas when he came in the mail.

Check her out on deviantart for more awesome plushies. ((Seriously. Captain Hook, Daryl, Thranduil, Ichabod Crane, The Doctor and mooooore. So many moree))
http://nyxinae.deviantart.com/?rnrd=118214

Now excuse me while I go shower my Bucky in cuddles.

sweetpea9873
5sostextmessages:

verrlust:

Please reblog to spread awareness.First day of spring break I got a text asking if I knew where my friend Josh was, I’d been out of the state for college so I had no idea. A couple hours later I received another text telling me that my friend Josh had shot himself in a parking lot.
At the time, there was no proof as to why he had done this. His life had been taking a turn for the better. He was headed towards high school graduation and attending his dream school in the fall.
Now I finally know why. On March 6th 2014, a student in his school sent these horrible messages continuously. For hours. Josh could not take it and ended his life the next day on March 7th. 
The student that sent these horrible texts? He’s fine. In fact he faced NOTHING from my previous high school. Panther Creek High School located in Cary, NC should be ashamed of themselves. A mutual friend wanted to launch an awareness campaign against bullying through our schools student council, but was rejected due to “emergency protocol”. 
The student who sent these texts faced no punishment from the school and will be attending university in the fall. He is going to have the normal future that he robbed from my friend, and frankly I think that’s bull shit. It took a couple months to officially obtain all of the phone records. But the case is weak because cyber bullying needs to be “recurring” so chances are the student responsible for my friends death is going to face no consequences at all. For more information please visit www.josh37.org

felt like i should post this

5sostextmessages:

verrlust:

Please reblog to spread awareness.

First day of spring break I got a text asking if I knew where my friend Josh was, I’d been out of the state for college so I had no idea. A couple hours later I received another text telling me that my friend Josh had shot himself in a parking lot.

At the time, there was no proof as to why he had done this. His life had been taking a turn for the better. He was headed towards high school graduation and attending his dream school in the fall.

Now I finally know why. On March 6th 2014, a student in his school sent these horrible messages continuously. For hoursJosh could not take it and ended his life the next day on March 7th. 

The student that sent these horrible texts? He’s fine. In fact he faced NOTHING from my previous high school. Panther Creek High School located in Cary, NC should be ashamed of themselves. A mutual friend wanted to launch an awareness campaign against bullying through our schools student council, but was rejected due to “emergency protocol”. 

The student who sent these texts faced no punishment from the school and will be attending university in the fall. He is going to have the normal future that he robbed from my friend, and frankly I think that’s bull shit. It took a couple months to officially obtain all of the phone records. But the case is weak because cyber bullying needs to be “recurring” so chances are the student responsible for my friends death is going to face no consequences at all. 

For more information please visit www.josh37.org

felt like i should post this