SCANTOLOGY — WORKSHOP E CONFERÊNCIA DO PROF. ZIL LILAS
11 > 14 FEVEREIRO I SALA 3.07
WORKSHOP (ROOM 3.07 – FBAUL)
Conceptual objectives of the workshop start from introduction of high resolution scanning technique and are set to address the following issues:
(1.) an “uncanny valley” phenomenon plaguing 3D animation since introduction of powerful reality mimicking methodology,
(2.) meaningful introduction of the principles of 3D scanning to the art students with no previous experience in 3D animation or computer graphics.
(3.) portable scanning device as a reality recording engine similar to photo and video camera used in documentation and
(4.) raw scanned data as artistic material—what are the strategies.
During the workshop participants will be introduced to the file conversion technology and the principles of scan-based character design.
The main practical focus areas of the workshop are:
A. To learn using EinscanPro 3D scanner.
B. Based on the 3D scans to deliver a graphically articulated object (creature, character, animal, letter, symbol or humanoid),
C. To animate the combined scanned elements in a way which corresponds to the artistic concept.
Tuesday, 11 February (4hr)
14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the workshop, short presentation of Mr. Lilas, major artistic concepts and technical framework of the forthcoming activities. Historical examples, state-of-the-art and extrapolation of future tendencies
15.00 – 16.00 Technical introduction into scanning techniques, peculiarities and usage in artistic projects.
16.00 – 18.00 Introduction to and practical training on how to use EinscanPro scanner.
Wednesday, 12 February (4hr)
14:00 – 15:00 Brainstorming of the key concepts of the individual projects. Formation of the working groups, establishment of the work-flow.
15:00 – 17:00 Individual scanning exercises. Students are expected to bring their own objects to scan.. Learning to apply different techniques based on the light conditions and size of an object. Specifics of scanning human.
17:00 – 18:00 Learning to convert the scans into usable file format.
Thursday, 13 February (4hr)
14:00 – 16:00 Making an art from scans. Applying different graphical solutions, from 2-color comic book style to hyperrealism. Choosing the best application to work with scanned files. Mapping models, creating movements and transformations. Work with the model themselves: scale, dissolving, transparency, texture, reaction to light.
16:00 – 18:00 Finalization of the projects and the final presentation of the student projects (public).
Friday, 14 February
14:00 – 16:00 – Philosophical and practical aspect of scanning addressing interests and technical level of 2nd and 3rd year animation students. This section of the workshop/ conference will encompass philosophical/historical aspects of scanning and also technical issues especially usability of this class of devices as a tool suitable for artistic expression.
CV- PROF. ZIL LILAS
Zilvinas Lilas is since 2004 a full-time professor at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (Germany). In his academic career Prof. Lilas has been consistently engaged with the phenomenon of new technologies as an universal tool for creative self-expression.After graduating Vilnius Art Academy in painting (Diploma 1991) and the Ohio State University (MFA studio arts 1998) Z.Lilas was professionally engaged in Hollywood as technical director at such companies such as Walt Disney Studios, Oddworld Inhabitants, where he worked on a number of animated films, games, publications, and television projects including Treasure Planet, Chicken Little, and others.