If some of you really want to get down and draw your own anime characters and do a 2d show and need some help this guy is the best.

By the way are are a ton of tutorials on his youtube site.   Hope this helps.

 

Have you thought of combining methods to create your own anime?

Check out this video.

 

This might be a great way to make your anime.

Mix with AE or use Adobe Animate

Crazy Talk actually supports MOCAP and a 3d Turn around of your character.   2d might be the faster way to go.

Plus you can add 3d backgrounds or actual backgrounds.   What do you think?

If you look at some of the other tutorial videos you will see how to turn a photo into a backround.

Then you can also add some AE FX.

If you don’t have a MOCAP system try the old fashion way.  Get out and film yourself on your phone or with a friend and then use that to animate the character.

 

I thought this was a great tutorial.  It shows how to use 3d reference to make an actual 2d animation.   If you have a hard time drawing this might be the way to do things if you want to do 2d.

Here is if you want to do more manga still frame comics

 

Okay I’ve been into UE4 for some time.  I wanted to share with you this really awesome video showing you step by step how to animate a scene.

While UE4 is for making games its built in Sequencer could be used to Render and create great looking animations for you.  I’ve spoke about this in the past but here is a more in depth tutorial.

If you want to make something that resembles GANTZ  I could see combining UE4 for rendering with DAZ and Poser for animation and characters.

https://youtu.be/FUc49HYJeL0

Also a really interesting idea is to make a 3d VR anime film.   That would be awesome.

Well the best part of your anime next to story is good character design.  Here are some tips for your own personal anime.

Here is the design behind one of the newest and latest greatest character.

 

You guys remember that quote?  If you do you are probably 40.  :)

I’m not here to dig up the past nostalgia, I’m actually here to share more ideas on animation that might help you.

Going back to cut out animation.  I know some folks hate to think of doing a series or movie that way but really it can add style, be fast and be beautiful.

Check out what you can do.

Here is a great little tutorial that shows you what you can do.

The software used is called SPINE.  I think most animation software has some form of this type of animation but I really like how this one looks and moves.  It is made for this very specific task and it does it well.

Check out who uses this method.

They do stuff like this using this cutout method.

Go for it.   Cut out animation is not evil.