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by JaMike
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chit-Chat
Topic: How do you keep your judgement?
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: How do you keep your judgement?

I normally have clients or a boss who will specify what they want - makes it easier. :) But for my own projects, I think back to my college tutors and how they would critique my work (and how my classmates would too, and I would with theirs), and try to apply the same criteria. So I'm probably harsh...
by JaMike
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Disappointing expensive Moho 12 Update
Replies: 152
Views: 15917

Re: Disappointing expensive Moho 12 Update

DVTVFilm wrote: Last update to ASP11 was November 2015 for a reasonable $99.
ASP11 had been out a while before November. Chances are, if you wait until November this year, you'll find a similar deal. That's what I'm hoping for.
by JaMike
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE
Replies: 121
Views: 23203

Re: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE

I really didn't mean to start an argument with my suggestion, sorry guys! For what it's worth, I am a professional animator, I make my living from animating. But I don't make enough money from Moho to justify getting the new version immediately. I hope to one day. Yes, I could afford to buy it, but ...
by JaMike
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE
Replies: 121
Views: 23203

Re: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE

Oh! I didn't mean for it to be a competitive comparison. Although in hindsight I can see it could be viewed as that. :oops: I just thought it would help drive traffic to both tools - those who can afford Moho would choose that, those who can't would go with OpenToonz. And both look easier than After...
by JaMike
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE
Replies: 121
Views: 23203

Re: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE

Greg, it might be interesting to compare Plastic with Moho's Smart Warp. Try doing the same animation in both, so people can see how much easier one is than the other.

In the meantime, I await part 3!
by JaMike
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Moho 12
Replies: 262
Views: 29307

Re: Moho 12

You think "professional", I think "trendy". :D I guess the leaders of the industry are silly, blind, trendsetters then. I think you have a low opinion of the sort of people who would purchase Moho. In the case where you have two almost identical products (think Coke and Pepsi), people would go with...
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Disappointing expensive Moho 12 Update
Replies: 152
Views: 15917

Re: Disappointing expensive Moho 12 Update

To be fair, it must be said that Animo at that time was a full-fledged production system with some very sophisticated features: - vector tools like AS, only more so (imagine a different multi-point colour and alpha gradient at each point of a stroke , stroke offset) - bones, of course - a scanning ...
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Will there be a trial version of Moho 12?
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Will there be a trial version of Moho 12?

synthsin75 wrote:Absence makes the heart grow fonder. :wink:
And you have longer to save up.

(Sorry, couldn't resist! :D )
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Moho 12
Replies: 262
Views: 29307

Re: Moho 12

synthsin75 wrote:So unprimed visitors aren't going to scroll? Primed visitors are going to be looking for details about what brought them there.
All the websites he mentioned as examples of "professional" design REQUIRED the user to scroll. :roll:
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Moho 12
Replies: 262
Views: 29307

Re: Moho 12

When you first enter the page, the first thing you see is the price and a buy button. Why would I want to buy it if I still don't know it? If you want me to spend $400 bucks, first you have to convince me it's worth it. Every web designer worth their salt knows that putting a big Call To Action but...
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE
Replies: 121
Views: 23203

Re: TOONZ GOES OPEN SOURCE

Brilliant, Greg! :D
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Blender New Innovative 2d Animation "GP Tools"
Replies: 298
Views: 54083

Re: Blender New Innovative 2d Animation "GP Tools"

Why not just use 3D, and be done with it? Also, 3D can't do the impossible things that 2D can do. Drawings can be "wrong", and not work in the 3rd dimension. That's why, IMHO, 2D is more emotional on an artistic level than 3D. Yes, Pixar can kill a character and make everyone in the cinema cry, but...
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Blender New Innovative 2d Animation "GP Tools"
Replies: 298
Views: 54083

Re: Blender New Innovative 2d Animation "GP Tools"

herbert123 wrote:good frame-by-frame is no longer an option.
It is for Cartoon Saloon and Lupus Films. Song of the Sea? Ethel & Ernest? Both hand-drawn in TV Paint. Both beautiful, and cheaper productions than anything from North America.
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Disappointing expensive Moho 12 Update
Replies: 152
Views: 15917

Re: Disappointing expensive Moho 12 Update

There was a software which was 2D and had bones before: Animo, by Cambridge Animation Systems, in the early 90's. Its pricing was prohibitive: a single user license was, in 2000, about 5000.- $. And they went bankrupt and were bought by Toon Boom. They who do not learn from history are doomed to re...
by JaMike
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Will there be a trial version of Moho 12?
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Will there be a trial version of Moho 12?

The SM site says: A free trial of Moho will be available in the future. If you want to get started wtih Moho today, see the links above to buy a copy. How odd. They release the best version of Moho ever, everyone's buzzing about it, but they raise the price and don't let people test it out. It's li...