Watch and learn.

Here is another one of those videos combining 2d and 3d animation to get better results, especially if you are not the best artist and want to try 2d.

I know a lot of you are overwhelmed with the idea of making a whole anime and truth is you’ll probably have to do it all by yourself.  You will not truly find artists to help you in your endeavor for the long haul.

But could you still make something cool to watch in a somewhat animated form?  Why yes!  Yes you can.

I have fun watching this guys videos of popular manga.  You could do something like this and it still be watchable as an anime.

trunks

Hey ya’ll.

I just wanted to stop and chat a bit and tell you how much I enjoy working on this website.  There are a few big things coming down the pipe.

I will be working on 3 animated cinematic comics.  I’m going to be doing it in 3d so I am building the assets.  I will actually be showing you how to build those assets and how I do this stuff step by step.

I can’t wait.

But I had a question.  I was wondering what type of tutorials would you like?  What type of inspiration?  What would you like to see here on this website?

Usually I look all over the web for the best tutorials and share various methods you can use to make your own animation/anime.  Now I would like to know if there are any specifics to 3d anime, 2d anime, etc.

Please feel free to share.

I heard that anime is really popular in France, probably even more so than the USA.  There has been some awesome stuff out of France that is for certain.     I wanted to share a great animated series and game which features some super awesome character design.

Just check out those awesome character designs below.  Here is a making of Wakfu.   The method is very similiar to what Jazza was teaching in the post below.

Sorry it was in French.

But I think you can get the breakdown.   Here is a character design.

So then apply what you learn from Jazza’s training below and you should be able to create something awesome.

Also you can hire an artist to make a puppet like this for you.   That way you can use them over and over again.

In case you missed it.

Here is the finished animation.

While Wakfu may seem like it is more complicated the basics are still there.  You can learn a lot from this tutorial.

 

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.

If you don’t already know him, I wanted to introduce you to MDotStrange.  I think this dude holds the record for making the most animated movies all by himself.  He has created 3 animated feature length films.  He set a bar if you ask me on what can be done.

So often I have spent my time in areas where there are tons of artists.  These tons of artists have wonderful skills and abilities but they waste it working for the man.  Instead of creating their own way they exchange their life for a buck.    I mean if you like animating for someone else that is great.    But I’ve seen so many artists desire to make their own stuff but think it is impossible, that is it too hard and it takes too long.   So they don’t attempt to create their own original stuff.  It really is sad considering how many stories are waiting to be told and never will be.

Here is the truth.

1) It is not impossible.

2) It is not hard especially if you can draw or do animation (digging ditches and working construction is hard work, not sitting in the AC creating)

3) Too long?  In 10 years MDotStrange created 3 full length films.  Now imagine if you use premade assets and things like mocap and use various short cut methods that build results, then the truth is it doesn’t take 10 years to make a movie.

Here are some of his works.

We Are the Strange

Heart String Marionette