Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tam Lin - Sims Animation (New)

(This was originally part of the above posting but in the end I thought each person should each have their own. :)

I don't think I've ever seen an animation of the story of Tam Lin (oh how sad the project Neil Gaiman and Wendy & Brian Froud were attached to a few years ago tanked!) but someone has been working very hard at home with a medieval Sims program to create the characters and world so they could.
Screen capture from Sims animation by BonnieLaurel
 As you can see from the screen capture above, this type of animation isn't the professional movie studio animation we're now taking for granted on our screens but more like gaming animation. That's, in fact, where it came from (kind of like build your own characters, put them in an environment you 'dress' and play the game). Unlike where Sims started current Sims can be very sophisticated and is a far cry from where Sims began. The medieval world and costuming here is quite impressive, as is the range of movement and animation possibilities now available gamers (and others) at home.

This is the result and I thought it worth posting for anyone who loves Tam Lin as much as I do:

If you liked this, do go let creator BonnieLaurel know. She must have lost weeks and weeks of sleep putting this together!

The music is by Coyote Run who make wonderful contemporary Celtic music, retelling Celtic legends and other literature in song. If you love Celtic music you must check these guys out.

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