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Ian Ross has just released a book on Anim8or. It's perect for a beginner and a good reference for experienced users. It contains detailed chapters on every aspect, with many examples. Get your own copy here: "Anim8or Tutorial Book"

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« on: March 21, 2013, 01:10:17 pm »

                                  2d Anim8or

Have you thought about creating your next animation project in 2d? ??? Anim8or mimics traditional 2d line cartoons.
2d toons are still very popular in advertising, children’s TV, adult animation and graphic design artwork, check out Sponge Bob and Family Guy.
Most 2d TV toons are created with vector software such as toon boon (pro bundle costing about $1500 also adobe flash pro costing $1035). This software is expensive and you have to draw your characters at different angles. The great advantage of working in a 3d environment, you can visualise your toons from different angles. ::)



It is easy to add shadows and add different coloured toon lines to your figures, rendering different coloured toon lines in blender was very difficult to achieve :'(, but it is easy in Anim8or.

Use simple morph targets to create mouth movements and exaggerated body movements.

Re-use walking, running sequences and hand gesture actions etc., this can save time.

 Create your own unique style and you never know you could have global hit? 8)

   Please review my you tube movie.


Please add any links which relate to 2d/cel shaded Anim8or work.

« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 01:12:50 pm by ianross »


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Re: 2d Anim8or
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 06:33:21 pm »

Well done Ian.


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Re: 2d Anim8or
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 01:55:14 am »

Looks very cool. Nice job.