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by Bones3D
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

There is no shortcut though, other than having someone do it for you. There is no substitute for knowing the basics of animation, including anatomy and drawing/maintaining volumes. If you don't know the basics you can't problem solve and create something unique. You'll only be able to regurgitate w...
by Bones3D
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

If you don't mind artfx, I'd like to field this one... Hi Bones3D, When I was at the Vancouver Film School taking classical animation we had a life drawing class every day of the week except Sunday (Saturdays were optional). During the entire 11 months of the program, we seldom spent more than 10 m...
by Bones3D
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Cel-Shading effects
Replies: 4
Views: 3148

While you can use the "shaded" shape effect (with blur set to 0) to achieve the look, using a mask might be the better choice in the long run. That way, you aren't at the mercy of the computer when it comes to keeping the shading areas from looking out of place. There are some instances where the sh...
by Bones3D
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

Absolutely, ArtFX! :D In the meanwhile, a thought that occurred to me, was the possibility of archiving all of the AnimeGen podcast content for later release in DVD form... but with added extra features. One of the big problems I've noticed with a lot of these "how to draw..." instructional guides/v...
by Bones3D
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: ModBook - MacBook to Mac Tablet Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Hmmm, it's cool and everything, but i don't think it's appropiate for my needs. And typing will be a bitch (boo to on screen keyboards)! See, then you need a keyboard then, which is an external attachment... gets a tad silly. Well, it supports bluetooth, so adding a keyboard isn't that difficult. I...
by Bones3D
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: ModBook - MacBook to Mac Tablet Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

ModBook - MacBook to Mac Tablet Conversion

Other World Computing has finally announced the Axiotron ModBook , the world's first commercial Mac OS X based tablet PC, built from current generation MacBook parts along with touch sensing technology from Wacom. The device will likely pose as a strong competitor to products like the Motion LE 1600...
by Bones3D
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

The DVD I ordered a few days ago just arrived. I haven't watched it yet, but it looks like DVD itself is based primarily around ArtFX himself and his work. Should be interesting... In the meanwhile, it seems I'm actually already familiar with some of his work, but had forgotten about it until now. H...
by Bones3D
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: ...time warp?!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 3516

The problem is simple. There's just no data between the frames to work with, so when you slow a clip down, it can only get choppy. Typically, most of the really smooth slow motion stuff you see on TV is recorded using a camera that's been overcranked past the typical 24-30fps, sometimes recording as...
by Bones3D
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

Yes. I am the same Terrence. And I did do quite a bit of 3D cel shading in Lightwave. Still have 3D cel shading plans as well. But your tests do exhibit the very problem every cel shader encounters whether its a guy like me using Lightwave or a huge budget theatrical production like Appleseed. That...
by Bones3D
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Feature Request Discussions
Topic: Funny Bones
Replies: 6
Views: 2421

Maybe you are right, we do have the waves script. In fact, now that I think of it, I did suggest something similar based on these motions here http://digitalcarversguild.com/plugin.php?ProductId=6 Anyhow, doesn't have to be accurate physics, just evaluate some common types of movements/relationship...
by Bones3D
Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

That's a good idea Bones3D. I would probably be good to use the same clip which you mention. That technique can go a long way. Looking forward to it. :) BTW, I went back to some of the earlier posts in the thread, and noticed you linked a dvd called Anime: Concept to Reality . I also noticed there ...
by Bones3D
Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

artfx, Thanks for the reply. After taking some time to step through your clips on a frame-by-frame basis, I think I'm beginning to understand how you've been doing these animations. It's actually not much different from a lot of the other animations I've seen from other users (overlapped shapes, sha...
by Bones3D
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Software
Topic: Zbrush
Replies: 21
Views: 9686

Just out of curiousity, have any of you eying ZBrush looked at Luxology's Modo software? I've been wanting to get my hands on Modo for a while, though the $900 price tag is a bit intimidating, when you consider that high-end apps like Cinema 4D and Maya can be had for only twice that. In the meanwhi...
by Bones3D
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Share Your Work
Topic: AND SO IT BEGINS...
Replies: 119
Views: 43810

artfx, I have to admit, you've completely blown me out of the water on this anime stuff. (Needless to say, I'm probably going to be asking you a lot of questions about your animation methods.) 8) I understand you work primarily in point-animation for the majority of the clips you've posted, so far. ...
by Bones3D
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Volunteers moderators antispam! Let's clean up the forum.
Replies: 16
Views: 6007

Sorry I'm late to the party... I'm willing to throw my hat in for this. (Now that I'm finally back online after a brief hiatus due to construction.) As I've mentioned in the past, I do already have experiencing in managing forums like this from my previous three year run with Think Secret , so a han...