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Miro SeguraHow to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 21, 2011 at 5:42:53 pm

Hello,

I'm looking to create a comic book cover with a page turn to my first scene. I've looked everywhere and still cannot find a decent way to create this.

Any help would be great!!


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Chris ButtacoliRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 21, 2011 at 7:56:06 pm

Create the cover art in photoshop, and do the animation in AE. AE has a page turn effect by the way.


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Miro SeguraRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 21, 2011 at 9:13:53 pm

Thanks, will it look convincing? Looking also to have the cover of the comic have some 3D depth to it.

Thanks for your reply



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Dave LaRondeRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 21, 2011 at 9:41:00 pm

[Miro Segura] "Looking also to have the cover of the comic have some 3D depth to it."

A comic book cover normally is made of fairly heavy-weight paper, it isn't very thick... and it bends easily.


Do you want your cover's 3D depth to be deeper than the cover itself? This sounds like opening the door to Dr. Who's Tardis.
Do you want the 3D objects on the cover to grow out from the cover itself, which wouldn't lend itself to much bending?

Can you elaborate on what you seek?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Miro SeguraRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 22, 2011 at 7:23:56 am

I need the binding of the magazine to be a little thick, not too much, then have the page turn.

Many thanks



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Dave LaRondeRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:47:52 pm

It sounds like you want to animate a photorealistic, entirely 3D comic book. If you happen to use a 3D application, you would be better off using it for this project.

After Effects can simulate the cover thickness you seek by using multiple layers to create the cover; however, it's difficult to bend all those layers. It's not impossible, but it's difficult.

It would be far more difficult to create an entire bound comic book as a true 3D object that you can animate and manipulate in #D space. This is why a true 3D application would be best,

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Chris ButtacoliRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 22, 2011 at 6:04:58 pm

Instead of going for photo-realistic, you should strive for stylistic! Something fun to watch, not something to fool the audience into thinking its real... unless someone needs to pick this up and flip through it.

I mean, in that case it may be easier to actually make a real comic book using Photoshop or Illustrator, and have it printed and magazine-bound at Kinkos or what-have-you.


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Miro SeguraRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 22, 2011 at 6:35:55 pm

Thanks for the suggestions



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Miro SeguraRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Sep 22, 2011 at 6:36:33 pm

Sounds good, many thanks



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regina pecorellaRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Nov 24, 2011 at 9:40:39 pm

Christopher...
I would like to create an interior design book for my business. I would like to call it "Dollface." What do you think? You can find me on FB under "Decorating by Regina Marie." I need aome advice. Thanks.
Regina Pecorella from Floral Park :) (remember me?)


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Chris ButtacoliRe: How to create a cool comic book cover with page turns?
by on Feb 1, 2012 at 4:52:18 am

"Chances Are" I would never ever forget, Moo Snort. CButtacoli at gmail.


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