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by Bones3D
Fri May 04, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Most Unusual Animation Tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 2413

Most Unusual Animation Tool?

For some of our more experienced users who've been in the animation field for a while... what is the most unusual animation "tool" you've used to date? In my case, it'd be the 5th generation iPod, which I'm currently using to construct a reference database of several animated shows from multiple sou...
by Bones3D
Fri May 04, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: Old Amiga work
Replies: 13
Views: 4632

Was it with a Video Toaster setup? The things were quite fun back in those days, but were a pain in the rear to maintain if the software got corrupted. Used to require the user to manually swap out nearly 300 3.5" disks... and god forbid if even one of those floppies went bad on you toward the end! ...
by Bones3D
Fri May 04, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: 2d animations in a 3d world ?
Replies: 14
Views: 6508

It sounds like you might want to rotoscope 2D animation content into a pre-rendered 3D scene. If you are using an external 3D package, maybe you can have it render certain objects independently from the background using alpha channels (and maybe some shadow catchers) while still preserving the overa...
by Bones3D
Tue May 01, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Animation
Topic: New Nicktoons Network Animation Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

This is just a reminder that the deadline for entries into this year's Nicktoons Network Animation Festival is a mere month away! for anyone planning to submit their animated shorts, you need to have them finished and entered by June 1st, 2007. As mentioned before, there are prizes being awarded for...
by Bones3D
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Animation
Topic: Ed, Edd & Eddy
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Ed, Edd & Eddy

Starting at 9:30am EST today, Cartoon Network will be running a non-stop marathon of their longest-running original series, Ed, Edd & Eddy , leading up to the final episode of the series on Saturday at 6:30pm EST. Ed, Edd & Eddy first premiered on Cartoon Network in January of 1999 and quickly becam...
by Bones3D
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Q: how do I make my pictures look epic?
Replies: 34
Views: 11282

First, use BIG TYPE! The bigger and more extruded into the horizon, the better! Next, use loud, booming voices and sound effects! The more exaggerated it is, the bigger it seems to the viewer! Also, use dark, foreboding narration that starts with the phrase "In a world where...", followed by a probl...
by Bones3D
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: My new animation... (Not AS! - claymation)
Replies: 13
Views: 6061

Something similar to recent Zelda games like Wind Waker. That could prove easier to work with than the more complex "simlish" stuff I mentioned earlier. (I had considered citing "Animal Crossing" for similar reasons.) In more of the recent Nintendo titles (excluding the mario ones), they tend to us...
by Bones3D
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: My new animation... (Not AS! - claymation)
Replies: 13
Views: 6061

I have to agree with the suggestions for some sort of audio track. The dead silence is actually somewhat distracting, making it difficult to really follow what exactly is going on. If you are avoiding audio simply to prevent tying any particular "voices" to your characters, you could resolve the sil...
by Bones3D
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Feature Request Discussions
Topic: Request for top 10 Anime Studio Pro Version 6 Features
Replies: 317
Views: 132418

A few items come to mind: Improved, more intuitive timeline system Support for multiple scenes in a single document More intuitive tools that require less swapping Better edge handling in renders to eliminate the halo effect More intuitive scripts interface The ability to record common actions into ...
by Bones3D
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Easy 3d programs?
Replies: 31
Views: 16213

Speaking of DAZ... Carrara Studio is pretty easy to use for most purposes. The texturing and animation tools in it are reasonably powerful for the price, but modelling can be somewhat awkward in it depending on the version used. I'd probably look for a used version of Carrara Studio Pro v5 or a new,...
by Bones3D
Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Storyboarding software
Replies: 8
Views: 4610

The newer versions of the open-source scriptwriting app, Celtx, have a story boarding module built-in. The app can be downloaded and used for free under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
by Bones3D
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Video Training: How to Make a Head Turn with Actions PART 1
Replies: 48
Views: 43776

Hmm... that seems a bit on the large size there, furby... You might want to try encoding it as h.264 using an app like iSquint to reduce that down. You should be able to take some liberties with the audio (22KHz, Mono is typically good for voice) and video (8 - 12fps usually works well for screen ca...
by Bones3D
Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Animation
Topic: New Nicktoons Network Animation Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

The animation festival, oddly enough, is rarely the channel Nickelodeon use to seek out new programming ideas for their regular shows. (That's not to say it couldn't happen at some point, though.) If your primary intent is to pitch a series, rather than entering a contest for the fun of it, you migh...
by Bones3D
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Animation
Topic: New Nicktoons Network Animation Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

New Nicktoons Network Animation Festival

Nicktoons Network has just announced its 2007 Animation Festival and will soon be accepting submissions for the show up until June 1st. Prizes are often handed out for the best animated shorts and the judges are usually well-known industry icons, like Seth MacFarlane (creator/voice actor of Family G...
by Bones3D
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43802

ArtFX, There's a new Blender book that just came out a couple weeks ago that's current up to the v2.42 release, you might find interesting: - Introducing Character Animation with Blender by Tony Mullen The book is, by far, the best printed reference for most of Blender's tools, ranging from the pane...