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ola sandaAfter Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 3, 2014 at 8:06:46 pm

Hi.

I wonder what software the professional Cartoon Animators use, for creating 2d Cartoons movies.

If I in the future would want to be able to create professional Cartoons Animation, should I then stick to AE, or should I start learning some other software ?

Any Cartoon Animators in this forum ?

Ola


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Ken TeutschRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 3, 2014 at 9:05:16 pm

For traditional cell-style animation there are lots of dedicated programs that will be more suited than After Effects. But many animators use a combination of programs. They might do their character animation in one, but then composite the characters, backgrounds and effects using After Effects.


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ola sandaRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:51:47 pm

Thank You for Your info :-)

Ola


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Michael SzalapskiRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 3, 2014 at 10:01:36 pm

Archer is made using AE (as are some others).
Some shows are made with Flash.
Some use Toon Boom.
Some use C4D (or other 3d apps) and shade it to look 2d.

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ola sandaRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:53:48 pm

Thanks for that :-)

Didn't know that about Archer.

Ola


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:23:10 am

You can use AE for sure. There are several great tools out there, but the best I found so far is duik tools and it's free.
http://duduf.net/?page_id=151
For real life physics- Newton, you have to pay a fee but it's totally worth it.
http://www.motionboutique.com/newton/
There are some great uses for the Mettle plugins as well:
http://www.mettle.com/character-animation-in-after-effects-using-freeform-t...

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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ola sandaRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:59:16 pm

Thank You very much for those links and info Ted :-)

If I'm thinking of getting into the learning phase of creating Cartoons like this one:







What kind of software should I start learning ?

Do You think, that this Cartoon Animation is made in something like Maya or can such animations be made in Cinema 4D ?

Ola


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Michael SzalapskiRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 4, 2014 at 9:08:27 pm

[ola sanda] "can such animations be made in Cinema 4D ?"

Yes.
No matter what software you use though, this tends to be done by a team of people and not just one person.

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ola sandaRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:11:59 am

OK, Thank You Michael :-)

I must start learning C4D :-) Do You know a good link for learning C4D ?

Ola


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Michael SzalapskiRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 5, 2014 at 2:22:23 pm

[ola sanda] " Do You know a good link for learning C4D ?"

http://www.cineversity.com/

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ola sandaRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:13:12 am

Thanks Michael :-)

Been away spending time on tutorials, sorry the late reply.

I am amazed be the things one can do in Cinema 4d ! :-)

I have the Lite version which came with AE.

Many of the C4d tutorials I find on for example Lynda.com, are using the Cinema 4d Studio, which comes at around 3500 dollars. (R16)

At this point I am mostly interested in modeling, rigging and animating 3d characters in 3d environments.

Since this is not my profession and since I am a newbie to motion graphics, it seems a bit expensive.

Do You happen to know, if it is possible to buy a monthly/yearly subscription of C4d Studio ?

Or maybe if it is possible to purchase an older version of C4d to a lower price ?

I eager to get started and hope that I someday will be a good animator :-)

Ola


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:39:17 am

The example you posted can be done in several 3D packages. C4D can certainly do this.
Like Michael mentioned though, this kind of work is usually done by teams, due to the amount of work involved.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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ola sandaRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:09:20 am

Thanks Ted,

I see.

I guess I should start learning C4D :-)

Do you happen to know a link for good beginner level tutorials for C4D ?

Ola


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 5, 2014 at 12:48:53 pm

http://greyscalegorilla.com/tutorials

another good resource:

http://www.thepixellab.net/freebies

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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ola sandaRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:11:31 am

Thank You Ted :-)

Been away spending time on tutorials, sorry the late reply.

I am amazed be the things one can do in Cinema 4d ! :-)

I have the Lite version which came with AE.

Many of the C4d tutorials I find on for example Lynda.com, are using the Cinema 4d Studio, which comes at around 3500 dollars. (R16)

At this point I am mostly interested in modeling, rigging and animating 3d characters in 3d environments.

Since this is not my profession and since I am a newbie to motion graphics, it seems a bit expensive.

Do You happen to know, if it is possible to buy a monthly/yearly subscription of C4d Studio ?

Or maybe if it is possible to purchase an older version of C4d to a lower price ?

I eager to get started and hope that I someday will be a good animator :-)

Ola


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Mateusz WilinskiRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:36:44 pm

Hi Ola!
How do you get on with C4D?
It's been a year since you started this thread but Im in same position right now.
I found a Blender 3D to be a really nice soft to start with and it is free.
Im starting with Cartoon Animation. Maybe you would like to exchange experiences?


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Chris DryerRe: After Effects for Cartoons Animation ?
by on Dec 25, 2015 at 1:30:15 am

I am the same way. I want to get more into animation,... and motion graphics.

I had talked to someone else that does animation, I went to his website, and he has a local group on Facebook for animators and asking around with them helped a bit... but mostly they use Photoshop and then After Effects to touch it up for straight out animation.

finding information on what can be incorporated using Cinema 4D lite for motion graphics would be useful! I am not rich so I want to see where this thread goes.


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