30 Answered Questions for the topic Animation
What's the difference between bump, normal, and displacement maps in 3D?
Bump maps give the illusion the surface has depth using grayscale values to drive the map. Normal maps, on the other hand, are considered a newer and more widely used method of achieving a similar... more
What is the Japanese word for a 3D character artist/modeller?
If I were looking for a Japanese manga artist, I would use the Japanese characters for the word "mangaka." I need the Japanese word and characters for a word that means "3D character artist" or "3D... more
Why won't my tool paint box work in adobe animate?
Okay so I just got adobe animate yesterday and before I was using the software krita. I was able to use the wand as a "paint bucket" in krita. The thing is, in adobe animate it doesn't work, it... more
When watching a movie, how can you tell if a character has been dubbed by Automated Dialog Replacement technology?
How do you create original characters?
Creating the story of your characters,Creating the design and look.How to use color theory and shape language to build your character.
Why do Japanese anime have so many Caucasian (or Caucasian looking) characters even if the setting is Japan?
Is it optimal to use editing software on a 2D animation? If so, what can you do to the animation?
How can you replicate Soundwave's voice from the original Sunbow Transformers cartoon via audio editing software?
How do you save an Animated GIF file using Photoshop?
I am making a `.gif` file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = `File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save`. After saving the... more
How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?
I have a folder full of videos that I want to convert to an animated gifs. ffmpeg/avconv does a bad job of doing it directly, so I instead convert the video to a gif by first outputting each frame... more
What is a "performance capture" animation movie?
The recent movie The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a performance capture animated movie. What is a "performance capture" movie and what is the need for this technology when the... more
How is the "skid to a stop" cartoon stock sound effect done?
You know the one I'm talking about. A cartoon character is running, and then suddenly they have to stop, so they dig their heels in, lean back, and skid to a stop, accompanied by a rapid-fire... more
After Effects quality drops?
I am trying to make a animation. There is a 3D animation which is sharp, I need to put some layers over it with descriptions about some parts that are shown.The original video is extremly sharp,... more
How do they mix real characters with animated characters?
Some animated movies show real characters (men/women) in them like in the movie Avatar (2009). How do they mix real characters with animated characters? Does it cost more than a purely animated... more