As a follow up to my post the other day on G-Reco's interesting animation techniques comes some other possible revelations on the animation team's efforts to make it look more organic. I grabbed the first BDMV to take a really good look, and there are some interesting findings.
For one, the typical 720p resolution applies, but it's a little more complicated than that because there are intentional artifacts such as chromatic aberration, and possibly even lens blurring effects on the sides of the of frame. Many of the sharper lines here in the hair demonstrate a slight aberration, for example.
On top of that, the image on the BD, like many Sunrise BDs, is subtly aliased. This actually somewhat meshes against the intentionally rough line work, but it makes it challenging to reduce while respecting the art style. This shot in particular has a lot "disconnected" outlines that an antialiasing filter may attempt to blend together.
This image reveals a clearer example of the sketchy shadows they used throughout the show. In particular, the outlines themselves join with the shadow detail, leading me to wonder how the decisions are made to "ink in" the shadows or leave them sketchy. I admire the effort, but sometimes it doesn't really fit too well. For example, the background is actually darker than the Arcane's knee here, and makes it look pasted into the scene.
Do it for best girl
Not sure if this is the best example, but it is the funniest screenshot I already had taken
Or for comparison, they did Big O's blurays, season 1 was on cels...
But season 2 was digital
Nah I wasn't blaming them for anything, just posting some examples. I don't have the same eye for video quality that you do
And I just noticed for some reason all of those were saved as jpgs, well so much for decent examples
He's like Miyazaki; wants to retire, but can't resist seeing if anything else was going to be done. Luckily, the Ideon project is done (although I wish that one scrubber/QC acts on the latter half's script soon).
Would rather see him be part of a project designed to put the giant clusterfuck that is the entire gundam timeline into a neat ova.
Something that would bring in all of the best of the best in the mecha genre together.
But it'll never happen.
Meteor was overdue. I always intended that. SD Gundam is eh, I'm intrigued, but unless someone can hand me ISOs, I'm not interested, and I don't feel like emailing the guy really. Victory is currently my only exception to retirement. This G-reco experiment is,
for now, just an experiment.
It is, but it just looks incongruous in my opinion.
Also I should add that a lot of my fervor right now comes from the automatic ffmpeg scripting that an anon showed me the other month. It's been glorious to set it and forget it once the avisynth scripts have been figured out.
>SD Gundam is eh, I'm intrigued, but unless someone can hand me ISOs, I'm not interested, and I don't feel like emailing the guy really.
I'd have been crushed not too long ago to hear but I have to admit now that the fact that we finally have RAWs at all (decent quality, too) is enough of a relief. Really sucks though that emailing another encoder is your only bet of ever seeing the ISOs (unless blu-rays come out and are uploaded).
Bellri and Luin are good friends now. Cahill is still mad Bellri didn't let him fuck Aida a last time.