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Flash or Illustrator Question

Post by gochris » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:32 pm

Hey all

I am trying to use a 3-D program to create 2-D animation. Toon rendering is great, but I don't like it as much as vector based art.

So... I have a 3 -d program that can outputs vector files. Does anyone know if I can load a sequence of vector files into FLash or Illusrator and have each frame of the sequence appear as a keyframe? Then I could manipulate each frame of the sequence. Say, I could grab a few vertices of a particular frame and drag them around, to create some squash and stretch.

It would be great if you could load a sequence of Illustrator frames into Moho but as of now you can only load one frame at a time.

Know of any software that does this?

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Post by spasmodic_cheese » Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:24 am

you can load sequences into flash.
i dont know much about illustrators animation capabilities, i mainly use it for print.

You should check out the discussion somewhere in these forums on frame by frame animation. I think that might help you get a clearer idea.
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Post by Barliesque » Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:51 am

Here's an idea--not quite what you're looking for, but...
Suppose you render your 3D toon as video. You could then place that in Moho and use bones to create squash and stretch. If you can render your video in layers, then you'd have even more control.
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Post by cribble » Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:05 pm

What file(s) does it export to?

If its SVG, Ai or EPS then there is loads of potential of editing it within Illustrator. If it exports SWF then its ideal for editing within Flash itself.... but this would be achieved frame by frame, so it may take a while.
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