Matte painting is important and a good method to use in creating your anime backgrounds. If you read alot of webtoons, manga and watch anime you notice often times the artists will trace over real life backgrounds for speed, accuracy and a nice look. Look if it is good enough for the pros to do then it should be good enough for you to use. Just saying.
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This looks awesome. I love the 2d style but CG look all together as one. I was wondering something. Is the world ready for more furry anime?
I don’t see much Furry stuff and was wondering if maybe the world is ready for more. Just thinking of how well Zootopia did. I think I may explore this idea. In the meantime enjoy this film.
This is a great behind the scenes video of the inter workings of a Japanese Anime studio.
I found this nice little making of video that shows folks actually working in the software and gives you some good cinematic advice.
What are your thoughts? The reason I post these is to give you an idea of what you can do and maybe things you want to avoid in your own anime moving forward. So it applies.
I love 2d animation but for a one man show I think 3d is the way to go because once assets are built animation goes quite quickly. Here are some great 3d animes that show you what can be done.
I’m okay using 3d to tell my story.
I cannot express enough how creative I think the folks over at Cartoon Network can be. There is this whole generation of awesome cartoons that are whimsical, silly, fun and strange.
In the past few years we have had Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Regular Show, World of Gumball, etc. At first many of these shows I looked at and thought they were stupid but then just like an onion they go deeper and deeper. The world building is insanely good and it just keeps getting better.
Recently I ran across this beauty that was just released and yes it is beautiful.
The point of all this is when making your own anime. Please be creative, think outside the box and make something fresh, fun and crazy. Don’t be afraid to take it there.
Listen to one of the masters. Anime can be anything and everything.
I saw this on CGBros Youtube page. I always love to watch breakdowns of the anime process. This one is a little violent for my taste but has a lot of good technical information.
I’ll just add another one.
I thought I’d share this with you all.
He talks alot about talking Japanese. Meh….
He does have some good advice though. He says start a Manga first. Well that is the game plan for myself.
I’m actually working on several Manga’s and/or Webtoons. I will be posting some work here including videos. And since it is about how to make anime even if you are not the greatest artist this should help all of you out. Recently I just got a great pipeline going for manga and anime. If you want tutorials it will be under my category called “Anime Class!”
Now take some of this video as advice but some of it falls under goofy parody like advice and not really being 100% serious.
I hate the last part of the video but there are again some gems, especially the part about making a manga.
Making a Manga is easier than a full anime but as you create your manga you can start gaining fans and then Kickstart a full animation. That is just one route.