Hair in front of and behind body?

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Re: Test animation

Post by slowtiger » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:34 pm

SpaceBoy64 wrote:I don't really know what to do with her dress texture. It's not working right.
That's the reason why we usually avoid patterns like this in 2D animation. Your choices are:
- work in 3D
- delete the pattern
- change it into a texture with less contrast and direction
- go for a stylized approach, don't deform the pattern at all (the cutout look)
- instead of a full pattern, use just a line at the sleeves and a double line on the chest, which you can animate like the rest.
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Re: Hair in front of and behind body?

Post by synthsin75 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:52 am

That seems drastic. Moho can handle textures just fine. You just have to know the limitations.
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Re: Hair in front of and behind body?

Post by SpaceBoy64 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:32 am

synthsin75 wrote:Textures only follow bone strength.
Oh, good to know!~ I turned off bone strength entirely.

I made that texture with some lines in another layer, then I rendered it and applied it as a texture.
Should I go back to the lines w/ masking? I was afraid the masking would get confusing and difficult.

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Re: Test animation

Post by SpaceBoy64 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:39 am

slowtiger wrote:
SpaceBoy64 wrote:I don't really know what to do with her dress texture. It's not working right.
That's the reason why we usually avoid patterns like this in 2D animation. Your choices are:
- work in 3D
- delete the pattern
- change it into a texture with less contrast and direction
- go for a stylized approach, don't deform the pattern at all (the cutout look)
- instead of a full pattern, use just a line at the sleeves and a double line on the chest, which you can animate like the rest.
Hmm. Thanks, I will ask my client if they care about that. Most of her real life dresses are solid colors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c72GVoW6WP8
But, I will try using bone strength first.
Thanks.
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Re: Hair in front of and behind body?

Post by synthsin75 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:47 am

SpaceBoy64 wrote:Should I go back to the lines w/ masking? I was afraid the masking would get confusing and difficult.
Masking a texture would probably add complexity without significant benefit. As long as you can get away with it, I'd probably stick to fill textures.
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