How can this technique be done in animation?

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VGmaster9
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How can this technique be done in animation?

Post by VGmaster9 » 26 Mar 2021, 03:33

https://youtu.be/KpTgZvAzWdo

What it's basically doing is taking a screenshot of digital animation and making it look as if it was a traditionally painted cel. Is something like this possible for works of animation, whether it's done in Flash, Toon Boom, or Opentoonz?

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Re: How can this technique be done in animation?

Post by D.T. Nethery » 27 Mar 2021, 00:34

VGmaster9 wrote:
26 Mar 2021, 03:33
https://youtu.be/KpTgZvAzWdo

What it's basically doing is taking a screenshot of digital animation and making it look as if it was a traditionally painted cel. Is something like this possible for works of animation, whether it's done in Flash, Toon Boom, or Opentoonz?
It seems like the linked tutorial shows exactly how to do it . Now just multiply that process by hundreds or thousands of frames for an animated sequence .
whether it's done in Flash, Toon Boom, or Opentoonz?
OR how about in TVPaint ? (or Clip Studio Paint, which is the software shown in the tutorial).


It seems like the idea is to ink a drawing as perfectly as possible, then purposely degrade the image to mimic imperfections like cel shadows , dust , scratches, or glare on the cels, mismatched paint levels that flicker, line drop out, that sort of thing ? It seems like an awful lot of effort to mimic imperfections that the original artists did not intend. No one wanted line drop out or cel shadows. I suppose if you were trying to produce a period piece that was supposed to exactly mimic the look of cel animation (even down to it's imperfections) it would be worth the effort, but otherwise I can't imagine why you would want to spend the time.

I remember The Line studio created a parody of 1990's anime shows where they purposely created imperfections like cel shadows , along with adding fake video tape artifacts. That was animated in TVPaint , but I think I read that they also used After Effects filters. The video artifacts were made by running the original clean footage through analog video equipment from the period. It was called Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit . https://www.thelineanimation.com/work/s ... nja-rabbit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvqXRFPU_aQ






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Re: How can this technique be done in animation?

Post by Dean » 29 Mar 2021, 14:38

Yes this seems to be mainly filters, I remember seeing an artist using a set of auto-action scripts on Clip Studio to "degrade" her image when she was drawing a 80's cartoon style scene (maybe the one shown in your video VGMaster).
This kind of "aesthetics" (see what I did there? :) ) has been very trendy for some years now, so I guess filter packs for this effect can be found on any almost software, especially editing apps.
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