Making RWBY Fights Tight - #4

RWBY Rewind: Making RWBY Fights Tight - #4

Chad and Yssa get into the wacky mind of RWBY animator Austin Hardwicke, who sheds light on all the intricate steps involved in making the many fight sequences in RWBY so very tight.

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  • chezamaiden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thus kindly I scatter

    4 days ago

    where's RWBY rewind for chapter 5?

  • Tomatoblast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    Im here for Austin


  • deltacypher

    1 week ago

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    • deltacypher

      1 week ago

      *a year late

    • CarryOn88

      1 week ago

      Should add that Bumblebee is thretened by emerging Freezeburn ship while Garden Rose is growing into power as a new ship

  • Midnight_Moonglow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Midnight Moonglow

    1 week ago

    When Yssa realized they where named raven and Qrow, that laugh in the background, who was that?

  • deltacypher

    1 week ago

    WE WANT THE PILOT
    WE WANT THE PILOT
    WE WANT THE PILOT

    • deltacypher

      1 week ago

      http://roosterteeth.com/group/group-1244

    • prince-ss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      New team with Klein, Pilot, Kali and Neo

  • CarryOn88

    1 week ago

    That Pumpkin Pete's box was meant to tell us something...

  • GrisellJumpTJD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Next fight scenes should be form Brisbane stomp and Melbourne shuffle videos

  • GrisellJumpTJD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I can mocap the Flamethrower for Yang and my own OC Brock and his mech suit and robot arm.

  • Karashou FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Karashou

    1 week ago

    FREEZERBURN! That's what that ship was called!

  • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

    1 week ago

    I really love this show and its guests keep it up

  • CrazyBacon64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    With Yang starting to use more kicks, I'm really wanting her to draw inspiration from Mercury. With him being the antithesis to her old fighting style, and the catalyst to her fall, I would love to see her move through the anger and learn from incorporate his leg focused style into her new and more balanced combat.

  • LordZell FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I guess I'm a bad guy?

    1 week ago

    "A singular person would grab onto it, and they would work on it, then they come back a month later, and they're like here finished my thing" I believe that unmentioned person was Monty, and he knew what he was doing with HIS show, the animators would bitch and whine that  Monty wouldn't include them in his process except for his protégé Shane Newville, which Shane wrote a 30+ page doc about his time with Monty and the shadiness of the team, if anyone would like to call BS on me, go read it.

    "i wouldn't wanna do it any other way" yea whatever, your fights will never be better than how Monty and Shane did them no matter how many people "praise" how the action is on a new level. Never in my life have i had tears watching a fight sequence that Monty made simply cause how amazing it was, and that was before he passed away! There's no way this crew can make something that incredible in my honest hate filled opinion.

  • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Waitwaitwaitwait...wait...

    So next weeks episode...ISN'T a World of Remnant - please for the love of everything can it stay this way? I love the lore and everything, but torturing us with waits really doesn't help anything

    • Jsnider26 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eggnog

      1 week ago

      But at the same time it may not air because RT Extra Life is happening. Rooster Teeth tried not to release videos (notably RWBY) the past two years during Extra Life because they wanted to draw the crowd first and foremost to the stream. I guess they would have announced in this show that it's not happening if it isn't, but still. I wouldn't be surprised.

    • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      1 week ago

      It's happening. The FIRST look basically implies they're airing a new episode, and they are. It's great.

  • carltannler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HotCarl

    1 week ago

    Man this season so far and season 4 have looked wonderful and the story has been coming along nicely. But damn, I just don't think anything has compared to the first 3 seasons yet. I feel like the first 3 seasons had just so many more fights and it was awesome. I know that fights are very difficult to animate and everything, but if RT could do it with a fraction of the staff they had before they should be able to do it now. Last season all we had was the first episode with a rock golem thing, the fight with Tyrian, and then the Grimm thing at the end. None of those fights were even all that good, I think the fight in season 1 with the big bird grimm thing where Ruby cuts it's head off was way better than any of those.  I really liked Weiss' fight this season in episode 2, but I just wish there were more.  I am very happy with the way things are going but I can't help but want more great fight scenes.

  • dum6username FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    this was such an amazing episode! i wish austin could be on the show all the time :D

  • MattWilson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    So, with Yang using more kicks in fights, how cool would it be for Yang to get two more Ember Celica's for her legs at some point (kinda similar to what Mercury has). I know I have seen fan art of this somewhere online but I can't remember where. She could almost have a Bayonetta thing going on when she fights.

    • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I thought the exact same thing - if she focuses on Melee combat, what harm could come from having more firepower?

  • Theophilus- FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    So who actually remembers when you had to rewind videos?

    • yairzucker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Light

      1 week ago

      The real question: Who remembers rewinding cassettes with a pencil?

    • abynormal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I remember, and I used erasers to rewind cassette tapes.

    • ctaekotemple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      And now kids are all, "jeepers, misther!  What's a VCR?"

  • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    1 week ago

    Oh man, this was so informative, and awesome to listen to someone as enthusiastic as Austin. It's funny that everyone absolutely loved the Weiss and Yang hug and the mocap wasn't even usable. I also loved the Yang fight scene and it's clear that Yang's not the same girl she was. I think they've done a great job with that and I do look forward to seeing the more mental and emotional part of it.


    As for the FIRST look, well...Blake, Sun, I can't blame the people for not signing up. Blake's done so much better at emotionally charged speeches and it seems she's just lost it. It's like she's showing her desperation to the people she's trying to convince. They're not going to want to go with you, especially after Ilia spouting her White Fang nonsense, if you seem like you're gonna lose the fight you're going to. I think now would be a good time to tell the people exactly what Adam did to Beacon and especially Blake and Yang. Or are we just gonna keep pretending nothing bad happened EVER?

    • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Hopefully Blake hasn't said anything because she hasn't dealt with it on an emotional level yet and her facing it will be a part of this season. She seems like the kind of persons that would. I'm more surprised Sun hasn't said more yet, given that Mistral's his home and all.

    • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      1 week ago

      @DarkTempler7 I do believe that's the reason. She's got telltale symptoms of PTSD and avoidance is a big one. Her behaviour is quite harmful to herself and those around her, and she needs to face up to that eventually. Hopefully the big emotions the VA's have been talking about in the past is to do with this.

      Unfortunately that's just what makes Sun seem like he's 'just there'. His friends and teammates live at Haven academy and he's not even mentioned it? It always brings me back to him being a side character.

    • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I know right? I hope that this episode ends with him rallying the Faunus for two reasons. First because we need a pay off for being there in the first palce and second to help show Blake she doesn't need to deal with everything alone.

    • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      1 week ago

      @DarkTempler7 I hope he does something of use otherwise he really is there for no reason. He's not done much but get in the way of things and it's quite frustrating as we haven't seen the payoff of why.

  • Atomlab FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    That rolling clip made me laugh so hard! Thanks for playing it twice lol

  • arkhams_angel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just one more episode

    1 week ago

    9:09 ohhh yssa xD

  • fb_1683992684954048 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Javid73

    1 week ago

    I noticed in chapter 3 that Oscar's reflection in the coffee had yellow eyes resembling Ozpin. Could this be why Oscar thought his reflection was weird in volume 4? Is this always the case for reflections?

  • UberDueler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Regarding that preview clip.


    Are Blake and Sun surprised that they're not getting anyone? None of them really explained why protecting Haven academy is important. 

  • Knightemaric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Is there ever going to be another scythe user besides Ruby and Qrow? I want someone who has a different style than them (maybe spinning rather than straight dashes) introduced, become Ruby's rival in a scythe master sense, and teach her some new moves.

  • ejallen37 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    ....... that Pennys father made Yangs robot arm comment got me thinking....... What if that is Pennys arm modified?...... Well either way love the idea that Pennys father made Yangs arm

    • CyberLambo101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Somethings coming.....as if he was taking all the credit for such inventions.... ;)

  • NiSoKr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Qrow isn't the scarecrow the headmasters are the main cast of the wizard of Oz

    Ozpin- Oz

    Leo Lionheart- Lion

    Ironwood- Tin Man

    The vacou headmaster will be the scarecrow

    Honestly I can't wait till there's a scene with the Vacou headmaster and Qrow, cause we'll see Qrow scared

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold doesn't get breaks.

    1 week ago

    In regards to it all being choreography including the camerawork: I saw the behind the scenes of a live-action fight sequence where they wanted the shots to be part of the scene, and the camera operator was almost dancing right along with the fighters.

  • ZackaryHays FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    i keep looking at that pumpkin Pete cereal box and thinking

    gawd that looks delicious.... 

    and the cereal too.

  • TheWhiteMamba FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Redheaded Stepchild

    1 week ago

    Couple things. 


    First: Best RWBYRW yet, I love seeing how much better this gets week by week, and Austin was the best guest yet. 


    Second: Yssa, cmon girl...you JUST NOW figured out the the whole Qrow Raven naming thing. I love you but you're killing me.


    Third: Hearing Austin talk about how he watches k pop dance moves in order to choreograph his fights are SUPER reminiscent of Monty's whole philosophy and it was so cool and inspiring to hear. I can't express how happy I am that there's an animator that seems to have really listened to Monty's teachings and how he's incorporating them into the show, and I'll be honest, in my opinion the fights this season have been significantly better than the last season (Season 3 still had a few Monty shots I believe, or choreography he designed). But hearing the passion all of CRWBY has for their jobs, and then they come on here and talk about it and sometimes reflect Monty's ethos is inspiring and I can't wait to see more.

    • Jsnider26 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eggnog

      1 week ago

      I believe that of what Monty worked on in Volume 3, what he worked on most was the Yang/Mercury fight.

    • TheWhiteMamba FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Redheaded Stepchild

      1 week ago

      Yeah it was either that or PvP (both of which were the best of the season)

  • MarkNuttFISH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I want to see more of austin’s Mocap stuff in general

  • MrsRoper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cosplayer/Hair Bow Maker

    1 week ago

    Hearing Austin laughing in the background while he isn't on camera is just so adorable

  • BullMoose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Somebody should probably tell Yssa what the name "Branwen" means.

  • ghild FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I did the same thing as her during the hug. I sat in blankets and just made sounds. So much feels.

  • Dove93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    that cameo from Austin, oh gosh I loved my ass off. 


    great work from the mocap team. 

  • blu_CH33Z FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    These midweek eps are gold  yang -- love the team at RWBYRW, keep it up!!!

  • rebekahgoodwin97 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rebekah Goodwin

    1 week ago

    So nice to see some lesser known CRWBY faces, Austin was funny and hell and I loved his enthusiasm! He obviously loves his job, and is very good at it!

  • PSNparkerplace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Proud American

    1 week ago

    Preview Spoilers:

    Blake: Sign my petition dammit!

    Sun: Are you going to sign this, or will it be your surviving family members?

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    1 week ago

    sidecock!

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I was hoping the next episode would be a STRQ flashback, but this is cool too. I hope that it ends with Blake and Ghira going to an airship thinking they didn't have any support, only for Sun to be waiting their with a bunch of voluntiers. Implying that he spent the entire night convincing the Faunus to help or something like that, you know, as a pay off to him following Blake there in the first palce.

  • GizmoGeek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Em

    1 week ago

    Raven must have another bond we have yet to see, How did she return back after saving yang, she would have needed a bond to link up with. 

    • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Probably Vernal. That or she went to Qrow.

    • Cronatus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      It might be that it also allows her to return to where her previous portal originated. There could be a number of explanations, although just because only three people were mentioned doesn't mean its the only people she's bonded too, she could be bonded to people all over the place, maybe even to her entire tribe, allowing her to have the potential to go anywhere at will, simply by sending members of her tribe all over. In general though I think its a genius limitation on an awesome ability.

  • SteveGarbage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Don't feel bad, Yssa. My wife didn't realize the Wizard of Oz thing either.

    • deltacypher

      1 week ago

      after qrow and ironwood were introduced i kinda noticed it really quickly

  • galven FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    pissed me off that Yssas shirt doesn't have Pyrrha on it.

    • Emd23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Well, why would it?

      She's not in the Post V3 volumes. That's who is featured.

    • bokorember FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      i'm more sad than pissed. Cause it makes sence but still...
      We miss you!  pyrrha

  • AeroJett FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spaceman

    1 week ago

    Something I was wondering that was off-topic for this segment was the audio for Yang's weapons; I can still hear the older sound effect mixed in, but both guns seem to have more of a pistol-like sound than shotguns. Is this due to a change in how they work, improved sound design, different ammunition, wild-west motif, etc?

  • Azurmist

    1 week ago

    Once again, a very interesting episode. It's really starting to feel like it flows better than it had at first, and of course having the BTS look at some of the lesser-known people and their jobs is great. I really wish they'd release the animated background, it's so cool!

  • MasterPoppers FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    While the fights aren't up to the standards of Volume 1 and 2, at least in terms of animation and choreography (stories are arguably better), they have shown marked improvement from the fights from Volume 4 (except for the Tyrian fights) and most of the Volume 3 fights (Neo and Torchwick vs Ruby, Yang vs Mercury, Ozpin vs Cinder, and Qrow vs Winter were all exceptional). 

  • Xuelder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Some Sort of Art Boi

    1 week ago

    Their mocap looks way better than the set up I have access to.  All I have is a couple of Kinects, some duct tape, and an old copy of iPi.

    • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

      1 week ago

      hey, everyone starts somewhere

    • Kene666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      That's because it's the new Monty Oum mocap *Spoilers* you can see what I believe to be the original mocap room in Ten Little Roosters when Adam Ellis Dies.

  • Shadowlell FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    While a ton of stuff has gotten way better since the early volumes, I feel like the fight scenes are far more lackluster now a days. I don’t know what it is exactly, everything just seems so much more sluggish. Even up to volume 3 all the combat was fast paced and high energy, but now it’s just kind of meh and unmemorable…

    • bokorember FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Well, you know, nothing compares to Monty, but they're trying at least.
      What bugs me though is the "cartoon physics" thing that's been going on for the past 2 volumes.
      Some characters seem a bit rubbery at parts, especially when running or fighting.

  • trexfelix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    chad is the best.

  • RonCapes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Yo MoCap guys, you should look into Rokoko's Motion Capture system. It uses Sensors built into the suits to transmit location data rather than IR white dots that can be obstructed from the numerous cameras. Cheaper and you have a much wider mocap area to work in. Not sure yet on the quality, but I'm looking at acquiring it for our studio.

    • Austin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      We've tried suits like those, and one of the issues I've run into is that the "inertial sensors" are usually based off accelerometers that rely on rare Earth magnets. Their calculations can get heavily skewed by proximity to anything that can give off static charge. Well it turns out concrete does that quite well. So the suits will give great data from the knees on up, but foot contacts or placement of the character in a scene will get real screwy. And that's just the ground. It turns out that there's all sorts of stuff in buildings that can carry just a strong enough charge to screw up the magnets. When I was using it, I would need to re calibrate multiple times a session. If youre actually considering a suit like this, I would suggest trying it out at the physical location you plan on doing most of your work. 

      So we're clear, I'm not trying to discredit the technology, but it's definitely still in it's early stages, and there are plenty of work situations where it simply isn't feasible. (But oh man, they're close, and it's gonna be awesome)

  • rwbyfan5019 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    Omg I need to go to my mall right now to get some pumpkin petes!!!

  • simlishtom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    urg more blake honestly can something please hurry up and make her story line interesting


    • teethbreaker13445 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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      I would say it is already pretty interesting. Yeah, we didn't had much scenes with her. But with Ilia and the poltitics it is already pretty great. But it is the slowest progressed story line