So this was quite impressive.

They did this live.  Now imagine if you applied this system applied to your animated characters.  You could create an anime quite quickly.

Here is how to do it.

 

Personally I think you could use this for head animation and then use something else for the body like 3d cellshaded to match the head.

I came across this beautiful tribute awhile back.   I loved the style and loved all the little details.  This tribute to Hayao Miyazaki is awesome.

And now here is the breakdown.  The guy actually uses free software to make most of this.

Its a lot of work but beautiful!

Yup it is.  Hard as working in the hot sun digging ditches for a living?  Probably not.

But I wanted to share MAStar’s words of wisdom and personal experience in making anime.

 

MAStar has been creating One Punch Man vs Goku.  It was a fun little animation.

He is working on another here and his own anime series.

Michel Victor has some cool work.

He has extensive tutorials on how to add animation to a still drawing.  You don’t have to make the whole anime frame by frame.  Why not do a manga with a little bit of pizzaz to it.

 

You can get your tutorials here…

 

https://gumroad.com/michelvictor

 

So I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite creators Brian Haberlin.     It looks like his graphic novel Anomaly is coming to life on the Hollywood screen.

http://deadline.com/2013/09/relativity-acquires-skip-brittenham-and-brian-haberlin-created-pic-anomaly-586589

Relativity has closed a deal to finance, produce and distribute Anomaly, a live-action feature based on the interactive comic book created and written by top showbiz lawyer Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin. The script will be written by Ed Ricourt and Joe Roth is producing with Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley.

 

 

 

 

 

Which I think is totally awesome for him!

I’m sure many of you would like to create and get something on the screen, like a full fledged anime.  Well truth is you can.  You just have to create it first in some form or other.

I remember a great storyteller and one of my favorite, if not my favorite creator of all time, tell me if you create it they will come.

That man was Doug Tenapel.

So guys if you really want to do this and get an anime created go for it.  At least make a manga and put it on Webtoons or something to that effect.  Then you will see if they come or not.

 

 

 

Here is a method if you are not the best artist.  We can all trace.

Get some friends together, dress them up and do some good old fashioned rotoscoping.

Dress friends up as your characters and use some good old fashioned cinematography and walla you can have a really cool anime.

It worked for Flowers of Evil

Just imagine the stories you could tell including some really cool slice of life anime.

 

I have talked to several people about making their own animated series and telling their own stories.

There are many people with large ideas on what they want to create but sometimes they are limited in what they can do in way of TALENT.   Some folks no matter how hard they try will never really ever be able to draw, 3d model, etc.  But that doesn’t mean you cannot tell stories.

I remember in 1998 when I first saw Poser.  I believe it was Poser 2.0.  It had some ugly looking models and such but at that moment I could see the potential.   It made my imagination fly.  At the time I couldn’t model.  It was out of my skill set.  Poser at the time was very limited but then came Poser 4.0.  From that point on I was totally hooked.  I think I’ve bought every Poser version that came out since except 11 at this point.  I really want 11.

But starting from 4.0 it allowed me to start making all kinds of animations, very quickly.

I wish I had all my animations but here are some animations I did with Poser 4.

I know not the best but those were my first attempts.

Here is a link to some more work.  No just remember there was no streaming back then so I had to build it more on being able to get it small enough to be online.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/146408

Now I know those are quite crude but it was years ago.

The reason I write this article is I know there are tons of storytellers out there who want to tell a story.  I’m sure you would love to have artists help you create all these cool worlds.  But the truth is they won’t.   It is a lot of work and you could go on for decades looking to create a team of skilled folks who you will work together with to make a cool project and usually only then it is a short or some fan film.

No you want to tell stories and so do I.  The truth is Poser made me understand and see that I could do it on my own if no one else would help me.

Combined with ZBrush and other methods Poser is a very powerful tool that could help you bring your stuff to life especially if you apply a little imagination and ingenuity.

Now there are other folks in on the game as well including MakeHuman, Daz3d and Iclone.