Monday, July 16, 2007

Living the Story

I'm sure this has been done many times before.  But since I know so little about 3D rendering and such, I figured I'd mention How a traditional Chinese painting looks in 3d...  and animated.

While the animation and such is pretty cool, I was more struck by how the animation really offers a completely unique way to become a part of the painting.

I watched the stupid fish who couldn't catch one pellet of food while the flowers swayed in the back.  I watched the lady feeding those fish as she sat by the pond and read.  More than anything though, I experienced that painting in a way I never have before.

Just like being in an art gallery might sometimes give you picture overload and you gloss over pieces, I doubt you'd be able to watch more than one or two of these at a time to get anything out of it.  The painting is all about the emotions and the story it evokes in you.  This video reminds me how important it is to really dive into what you see.

Peace,
+Tom

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