Sunday, February 23, 2014

The laws of Physics in animation Universe

The laws of Physics in animation Universe

            One of the many examples in an animated film is the exaggeration use of physics that goes beyond the limit of reality and one of my favorite example of this is Disney’s – Pixar Film “The Incredibles” with Pixar Writer/Director Brad Bird and producer John Walker. This movie was produced in 2005 and was one of the many Academy Award winners in animated films. I chose to analyze this animated film because in this world, animator can add tons of exaggerated physics that no human could be able to do in real life. In the world of animation anything can happen without anybody getting hurt and this film is proof that anything can happen. Everything is possible in the world of animation; in this film the audience can see everything happening right before their eyes. Makes them believe that this world exists for the character and the realistic movement and the physics that is applied to this action to make the audience feel like they are part of the story. One of the reasons that all the physics work perfectly well is because of the powerful story. Story is king and without a story, physics will probably not help at all to make it believable and fun.  The powerful human abilities and actions, the dynamic of their powers that surpass, add more excitement visually. The explosion, falling as gravity is applied exaggerates the action.

            The incredibles is an incredible movie film to watch, the visuals and style and the gags are good elements to the story. The characters are unique to the story and they look fragile for the emotional audience this is added to each character to pursue the audience, along with the cute baby that added another punch so the audience can identify themselves to a typical family. However this delicate looking character has powers that no one has in reality. For example, when Bob Parr chases a criminal in his car and while he is driving, the car turns into a faster car and GPS is added to the car to see the criminals. Then he stops and helps an old lady to save her cat who is on a tree. Bob Parr pulls the tree with his power as a strong man and shakes the tree many times and the movements gets faster and faster to get the cat down then he swings the tree to the other side and block the road to trap the criminal. He later tries to go into a machine, but he does not fits because of his stomach which is to big but after a few tries as he gets squeeze he gets in with out getting hurt which in real life would have caused some broken bones. In addition, in one scene he is mad and gets out of his car and lifts it like if is doesn’t weigh nothing at all, but doesn’t throw it because a little kid is watching astonished at what he sees. The other scene is when his wife Helen who is vacuuming the room, Bob is sitting reading the newspaper and while he is reading he helps Helen by lifting the sofa chair and tables. Then he goes to exercise and takes a couple trains and lifts both of them and exercises like he is using a bench press.

There is a scene where he goes to the island but is surprised by a round robot and he starts fighting with it. The scene is believable because the robot feels that he is heavy, but Bob hits it and throws it far away. Then Bob is chased by this robot and throws him a rock against the mountain. The force of the rock would most likely kill someone in real life and smash him to death, instead he gets up and keeps fighting near the lava. The heat also would have probably killed someone if he were standing too close. Bob has an incredible force 

The second excitement that the animator adds to the story is the power that each one of the characters has when they fight against evil. For example, Helen stretches herself as far as she can and the suit that they wear protect them from anything such as an explosion, or a fall and makes them more lighter, a super suit which is impossible to create in reality. However in this animated film anything is possible and physics goes beyond the limits. Helen Jumps falls, and climbs and at times she gets squeezed by doors and even fights the enemy by stretching her feet or hands, visual physics works in a very realistic way and it definitely defies the laws of physics.

Violet Parr and Dash also have special powers, Violet turns invisible and she also has a power, which is a magnetic shield that can take a brutal amount of force. For example, when they are in the city they fight with a robot and the shield protects Violet and Dash from getting smashed until the entire robot falls on them with a lot of power that it breaks the shield as she is distorted while creating this power. Moreover when Dash runs with such speed that he would  need to have a special body type with a different bone structure but even then this is impossible to do. He also maintains the same speed when running over water. This is in direct violation of Newton’s Law of Motion: that a body moving at a constant velocity and in a straight line will continue to do so unless acted upon by an outside force. In one scene Dash is fighting with a villain and a sort of spaceship that follows him as if they are looking where they are heading and not even controlling the spaceship as if he is flying by itself. Then Dash falls and as he falls he hits a lot of branches and somehow there were a rope, which he tries to hold himself onto and stops before hitting ground.

The Incredibles is a very fun animated film to watch. It is packed with action and danger. They all survive: explosions, falls, punches and being smashed by robots. One example, when the robot is fighting Bob close to the beginning of the movie. The robot jumps and falls as if it acting like a human. The physic goes to a super exaggerated action, such as when the robots jump up high as if they don’t weigh anything at all, and other times they show that there is this super heavy machine. The physics overpower the action but audiences are captured by the story and they do not notice the physics of such action.

The first time I saw this animated film I was impressed by the amount of fun and action that theanimator brings to the audience. Although the Physics in this film is totally insane, no human being could be able to do such an actions. The industry is full of awesome animators and the use of physics is beyond their limits.  The rules of animation such as appeals, exaggeration, stretch and squash are added to make this movie successful, even though they broke the rules of physics. However it is full of fun and believable action film.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sorry, I was totally confuse I still need to do the jumping video. I am really sorry...