The Last Of Us 2 Behind-The-Scenes Footage Shows How They Recorded Real Horses
Naughty Dog brought in real horses and put motion-capture equipment on them to record the horses in the game.
The Last of Us Part II's lead animator, Jeremy Yates, has shared another neat behind-the-scenes video showcasing how Naughty Dog captured footage of real-world animals for the game.
In this newest video, Yates shows off a recording session for the horse sequences. Naughty Dog brought in real horses and built a special stage, featuring a lot of rubber mats, to have the horses run around on. In this video, we see one of the horses vaulting over an obstacle and another galloping through the stage. Take a look for yourself:
Fun fact: Our horses were captured at Sony. The volume was enlarged just for this shoot. For safety, a layer of plywood and pretty much the ENTIRE current world’s supply of rubber matts were ordered for the floor. It arrived just days before shooting. #TheLastofUsPartII #horse pic.twitter.com/bC7M6rMkiT— Jeremy Yates (@Jeremy_Yates) July 14, 2020
Another picture shows Ellie actress Ashley Johnson and Dina actress Shannon Woodward riding a horse-shaped rig for additional motion capture. The rig was set up to look like a unicorn.
Did you know @TheVulcanSalute and @shannonwoodward originally snuck out of Jackson riding a unicorn? 🦄This scene was ultimately cut for “story reasons” but here’s proof. #TheLastofUsPartII pic.twitter.com/eha2gWQ8Ti— Jeremy Yates (@Jeremy_Yates) July 11, 2020
Before this, Yates showed off some footage of very cute dogs wearing motion-capture suits for their own recording sessions for The Last of Us 2.
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