View Full Version : Interesting Technique

12-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Very interesting. The video is only slightly amusing, but I was intrigued by the cool format.


Out of curiosity, would this be a simple technique to duplicate in LW or would it be something much more complex? I'm assuming you could simply make a bunch of cutout shapes and that's about it (other than obvious lighting, etc..).

Edit: Obviously looks better if you select high quality mode.

12-20-2008, 07:58 PM
Certainly something that could be accomplished in LightWave, though I'd probably do it in AfterEffects (3D layers, some soft shadows, maybe some parented layers...) The biggest part of the job is all of that drawing. The motion is very forgiving, so it'd really be about lighting it properly so it looked like true cut-paper stop-motion.

12-20-2008, 09:08 PM
William Vaughan has a similar look on the intro to Tofu the Vegan Zombie, watch it here:


12-20-2008, 09:13 PM
Well I figured it could be as simple as it looked (technically speaking). But about the drawing part... uhhh yeah. I'm thinking some cool stick figure cut-outs for me. :D

I thought playing with some regular screen grabs of some on-line comics/cartoons just for fun. It would be a fun (albeit time consuming) experiment. Too bad I haven't seen any super hi-res comics online lately.

Anyway ... just wondering. Thanks. :)

12-20-2008, 10:01 PM
I've seen a TV cartoon made here in San Diego using Anime Studio Pro (http://my.smithmicro.com/win/animepro/index.html) to tween some of the moves with bones. Adobe also recently added bones to Flash IDE in CS4, so that'd be another option I guess.