Ian Cheng: This Papaya Tastes Perfect

Much like rotoscoping, motion capture often results in flawlessly perfect yet completely unconvincing and unnatural animation. It's only when you start to explore these techniques artistically, as opposed to using it as a method of replacing live actors, do you see any merit in the animation. Ian Cheng in his fascinating mo-cap short ‘This Papaya Tastes Perfect’ explores a gritty less “cleaned up” version of motion capture, recording a “visceral, incomplete memory.”

Cheng describes the film as follows:

“Performed under the influence of whiskey, wrecking the mocap suit... dirty data resulted in 3D animation as drunk and unprofessional as the characters within it.”

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