I love 2d work very much.  I love it even more when both 3d is used to bring an extra upgrade in quality.  The other day I was checking out Mike Inel’s work.  I found this little video where Mike uses a type of mocap, rotoscoping and then tracing over the 3d work.  I’ll let you check out the process here below.

 

I noticed Otaking using a similiar process.  I think this helps take his 2d to the next level.

 

This should help you in your endeavors especially if you are not the best artist.    You could easily use Poser characters and trace over them in a 2d package.   Daz is free and you could do the same thing.  Go for it.  Make your own anime today.

 

 

 

I really like this method used by these comic book creators.  Poser may seem like a cheat but I’m really wanting to tell stories.   Noticed in this webinar that Brian said he can do about 6 pages per day.   This gives you speed and quality that you would not normally be able to get out of hand drawn work.

You can apply the same principals in this video for Anime or Manga.    I hope you enjoy this awesome Webinar.

 

 

Okay ya’ll.  I’ve talked a lot about creating anime and sharing links to other artists and their styles.  I’ve provided several ideas based on my research.  I have been looking for years on how to create my own animated series and to tell my stories.    I’m in the works for 3 different series.

I will be using the method used in creating Gantz to create what I call “Cinematic Comics”

I’ve dubbed the term. Here officially.  :)

I’m not the first creator of Cinematic comics but that is officially the name I’m giving them.

Currently the 3 I’m working on are in the categories of Zombie, Kaiju, and Furry.

Here is the cover of the first “Cinematic Comic”

It is called “Old Man Samurai.”  I will be sharing more information in the coming weeks.

Old Man Samurai

 

 

I always loved this little tutorial.  It is from the creator of GANTZ  GANTZ has been made into a manga, movie and anime.

The author uses 3d models, traces over them and adds detail and walla he has a manga.

Creator Gantz uses Poser

 

Here is some more of his current work.  That might be an idea to make your own manga or anime.

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In the next few posts I will be showing you more of the stuff I will be working on and I will be using this method more readily but using Poser similiar to Brian Haberlin

Here is his method.  I hope you can glean some off this method.

Do you want to make your own anime type movie or series?  Do you want to tell a story visually?

But I cannot draw!  I’m not good at art!  I don’t have money!  Well don’t fret you can still do it.    I was watching Appleseed the other day and I love the animation but then it reminded me of an animation I had watched from a single person.

Here is the other animation.

DAZ can be a very helpful tool to create good graphics.   Check out the movie below made with Daz characters.

You can get a really cool look and create some cool stuff using DAZ and Poser.  Now I know there are many people who hate on Poser and Daz in the professional world but the general populous does not care.  End results are what truly matter.

I just wanted to share this cool tool that could be used to add some cool FX on your animation.

http://aescripts.com/autosway/

After Effects is a truly powerful tool to start creating your own anime.   You can use various shortcuts and tools to make your story look cool without taking up too much time.

Here is the a video on how to use the tool.

If you are creative and think outside the box you can use almost any digital tool to create your own anime.  I wanted to share with you some tutorials and workflow used by my friend Kel-Chan.  She is a one person anime making machine.    She uses MMD and has learned how to kit bash and create all types of original characters.  In this set of tutorials you will see just how she does it from animating to using MMD and kitbashing.

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Here is some bonus material

 

 

If you are unfamiliar with MMD it is a Japanese software used to create all those Miku Dance videos.

You can download the free software here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monty has created his own Anime series here in my hometown of Austin.  I thought that was so cool.   Here are some behind the scenes videos I hope you enjoy.

 

You can glean so much by watching others work.   I learned so much from watching him work and will be employing them in my animated series.

Stay tuned for more updates.