what's the point of mocapping the voice actor?
wouldn't it be incredibly cheaper to have him say the lines in a booth and mocap some random dude who's used to mocap work and combine the two?
yeah one can really see his acting range in a 3D reptilian dragon face obscured in darkness most of the time
What was a point of this? We don't even see these facial expression on this dragon
What was the fucking point of mo-cap for smog?
We've been making dragons and creatures from scratch for years and its been perfectly fine, there were no gains from mo-caping cucumber whaling around like a fucking dragon
It probably would have been cheaper too
I honestly wouldn't have known he was doing the voice if he weren't credited.
It just sounded like generic evil-sounding voice. Not particularly bad, just nothing really noteworthy about the performance.
>this mother fucker is so weird looking that they both literally and figuratively mo-capped his face for an animal
Because acting it out helped Cumberbatch get into character for the voice.
The animators base some of the animations on the faces and mannerisms Cumberbatch makes when he's in character like this.
Also, this way any movements of the dragon would be reflected in the voice as well when he's moving around, though I doubted the people behind this realized what potential they have with this aspect.
I really don't see a problem with this other than it looks silly behind the curtains.
There's no real fucking point because none of this shit ends up being remotely useful in the end for the animators. It's just the execs and other retarded people in charge having fun thinking they're creative.