3d technique

Things I’m waiting to see in the kuro movie

- Everything.

But specifically:

- Dr. Feelgood:

- “We’re The Midfords”:

- “My mother did this to my hair because we’re going to church today” hairstyle:

- “You’re a freak but not for me” scene:

- “I am alone but I have food”:

- Masters of deception:

- Sportacus:

- Resident Evil. Starring Ronald Redfield:

- “Your face is grass and I’m gonna mow it”:

-”Even though I have to kill you I admit you have nice shoes”:

- This guy:

- “I am secretly a five year old inside of a demon’s body”:

- Ceiling Lizzy + “You just seem to keep falling for me”:

- Female character people would have liked more if she had been a boy:

- Jealous is the new red:

- Fetus Ciel:

- This guy snorts when he laughs:

- Titanic 3D:

- I am all technique (but I have killed many while trying to acquire the perfect precision):

- Emperor Nero + That moment when everyone was tired of Druitt’s shit and wanted to kill him:

- “My hair hides my true identity”:

- Undertaker’s real name is Charlie Chaplin:

- This scene will look awesome animated:

- Yandere! Sebastian + That moment when everybody’s heart broke:

- The origins:

- #LetUsAllHugFetusCiel 

- “Maybe this burnt down mansion was a bad idea”:

- “Cause you’re hot and you're cold, 

don’t wash me at all. 

You’ve hurt me, get out. 

It’s too hot, I’m out!”:

- The mistery of where Sebastian’s left hand is in here will finally be solved:

- More fetus Ciel:

- “And he was like, ‘hey bastard, your ends are split’ and I was like ‘just like your girlfriend’s legs last night, but you don’t see me complaining about it now, do you?’”

- It would have hurt more if he had hit the top of his hands instead of just the palms + Oh, so you suddenly feel the heat but you couldn’t manage to make a simple fucking bath, huh?:

- I don’t care if she doesn’t even talk I just wanna see her in the movie:

- Madam please, I’m still not over you:

- “Sweet kiss, shitty ass crown. Just get me a princess tiara and we can pretend”:

- When you think you know a lot of stuff for your age so you bother your father about it, but then your old man gets tired of you and hits you with the harsh reality:

- *Mmm watcha say…*

- Do you think Sebastian DiCaprio will get his oscar after this?

And of course… The thing that most definitely has to appear…



BurntPasta’s Flipnote Studio 3D Color Mixing Tutorial!

I do my best to showcase how I mix colors using different colors and brush textures/fill textures~


A lot of my color combinations were created by experimenting. Sometimes something would start off green with a layer of white using the first texture with a layer of blue on top using one of the later textures and I would end up making a lighter turquoise color.. 

I encourage everyone who animates or even just ‘arts’ in general on flipnote to experiment with all kinds of color combinations! :3 

For example: The best grey is actually created with the checker pattern brush of yellow on bottom, blue on top! (or vice versa!) It can be seen on the mettaton ex doodle seen above! Using white on black kind of creates a harsher grey that does not look metallic at all and blends in too much with the black outlines..

Another example is using Red on Green in the checker pattern brush creates a warm brown… Perfect for trees, monster kid stripes, or even hair color!

I tend to create the colors on the character first and then go back with either of the stripe pattern brushes with black to create shading since it allows both of the under-colors show through… But for high-lights, I prefer to use the checker brush and paint on white. ^^

Always remember that the more spaced out your brush is, the more you will see colors on lower layers, so you do a lot more mixing because of this! 

I would like to take a second to thank the anon who asked ‘how I color with Flipnote’ that prompted this tutorial! <3 

I’ve been meaning to do one for a while now, but I’ve never done a full-fledged tutorial before… ^^; 


PS: My favorite colors to make in flipnote are the purple made with red and blue and the checker brush, and turquoise made the same way with blue and green. lawl. >3<


Extraordinary Tales (2015)

Extraordinary Tales is an anthology of five animated tales based on classic Edgar Allan Poe stories presented in a feature film format. Through his encounters with the Raven, Poe is given one last chance to divert his destiny in a series of macabre adventures. Using sophisticated 3D rendering and lighting techniques, each segment will visually express the graphic universe of illustration’s masters, thus visually matching the expressionist genius of Edgar Allan Poe’s writing. 

Includes: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” and “The Masque of the Red Death.”

eyelyds  asked:

RE: Animation courses! I'm in the UK and have just finished my first year at UCA (University of Creative Arts) in Surrey. We learned 2D and 3D basic techniques in a range of mediums (TVPaint, Maya, traditional hand drawn and after effects). In year 2 we get to choose whether to specialise in either 2D or 3D advanced digital techniques (so 2D we get taught about after effects and 3D learn rigging ect). There are also facilities to specialise in stop motion! I'm happy to answer any questions :)

Awesome! :D Care to elaborate further about the hand drawn animation part of your program at UCA? 

Thank you for sharing this info, greatly appreciated! :) 


The typewriter Violet was using in CM 1 was originally a product of UNDERWOOD.

Fact: This 5 sec scene took the animators 3 months to draw without using any special technique. However, somebody told the anime director not to mess around with the animation(because the typewritter was too difficult to animate), so the anime director ended up using 3D technique to animate the typewritter.


THE IRON GIANT - Film Analysis/notes 

I love this film - one of my favourite features ever, animated or no. 
Released in 1999 and using both traditional 2D and digital 3D animation techniques, The Iron Giant was based off of the 1967 novel, The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. 

One of the main things I notice about this film is the colour, and then to a lesser degree the difference in style of the characters (the Giant especially) against the background.


  • Warm colours - a lot of red hues 
  • The Giant is ‘flat’ compared to shaded background - all grey - helps alienate him? 
  • Bright, warm colours; meant for a younger audience 
  • Quite a bit of emphasis on shadow/silhouettes: Giant especially - alien-like? 
       - Very recognisable - especially with glowing eyes
  • Giant is always surrounded/concealed by earthy/warm colours and busy environment - when he’s revealed at the end, it’s snowing: white and clear; helps him be noticed? Nowhere to hide? Barren instead of busy
  • Limited use of blue - only for the Giant’s intro (power-plant scene), his reassembly scenes (the little flashing light) and when he and Hogarth have the ‘Soul’ heart-to-heart - linked with the giant living/dying/having a soul.
  • Red used quite a lot at the end of the film: danger/warning (the war ship, missile, Agent Mansley (his hair)), the Giant’s eyes - shows the change of the Giant’s character.
  • Colour helps show the passage of time - warm earthy colours of Autumn at the beginning changes into the cooler colours of Winter towards the end of the film.
  • White: used for the Giant’s eyes - innocence? friendliness? Neoteny (big eyes, child-like behaviour)?
  • Green used at the end in the Giant’s weapons - makes him more alien/other-worldly?

If you still think the field of visual arts is moribund, look at the posts going around showing the amazing matte painting work that went into Star Wars, or the way that recent Disney movies blend their traditional animation with the latest 3D rendering techniques to create a painterly style that explicitly references classic works and brings them to life, or the decades that John Howe and Alan Lee spent illustrating the works of Tolkien, eventually working together producing reams of concepts for the Peter Jackson movies, and the armies of painters, sculptors, modellers and animators who made it real.

And that’s just blockbuster movies that won a ton of prestigious awards! If you look further afield you can find more esoteric and innovative work being done with cinema, photography, computer graphics, and yes painting and drawing.

It has often been said that if Dickens or Dumas were alive today they would be writing for Law & Order or some other TV serial, and one might wonder what Leonardo and Michaelangelo would get up to now, with modern tools. Probably eat pizza and fight crime while training with Master Splinter, I would guess.

No doubt when we are all watching holographic 4D virtual reality projections there will be people that insist that the field of cinematography has stalled since the days of del Toro or Terry Gilliam or whatever. And I have no doubt that people will still be making amazing 2D movies then too, even if they are no longer expensive and high status.

Written By: @7070-mailbox and @aimhigh-studyhard
Designed By: @herttz

Like many other colleges and university, art school is a buffet of multi majors with many sound-alike fields that can be confusing, not to mention how it can differ from campus to campus. What is graphic design? How does the illustration curriculum look compared to animation or sequential art? Are interior design and architecture the same thing? So today, some of us from the Studioblr Collective would like to help to shed some light on the matter of majors.


  • Editorial Design.
  • Advertising and Marketing.
  • Interactive Design.
  • Motion Graphics.
  • Sustainable Design.

Things To Know: 

Work can happen on any scale: simple postcards to large billboards. Definitely always make sure you are using the proper document size and format. Graphic design is meant to be experienced in an instant. You need to be able to communicate the message clearly and effectively. Always a good idea to sketch out thumbnails first before spending a lot of time creating something on the computer, to only find the design is not effective. Example classes would be Typography, Foundations of Design, Computer Applications, Multimedia Concepts, Photography, Electronic Art, Branding Design, Motion Graphics, etc. You will probably also be taking Drawing Foundation classes the first few semester.

Possible Careers:

  • Brand Identity Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Animator
  • Production Artist
  • Package Design


  • Using a variation of traditional and digital mediums in a concise amount of time to illustrate an idea or concept for commercial use. In the curriculum, you will get to explore an array of tools and techniques without focusing on anything in particular.

Things to Know: 

Despite sharing a lot of elements in common with painting, illustration is more commercial and broad as it expands a lot more into many different mediums, techniques, surfaces. One project you might finishing a children’s book illustration to finding yourself in another project designing fabric patterns. Illustration also divides into many specific branches of work and degree that require technical knowledge such as botanical, medical or animal illustration.

Possible Careers:

  • children’s book artist
  • poster designer
  • pattern designer
  • production artist
  • encyclopedia illustrator
  • Medical illustrator


  • The process of making an animated short or film, Animation is a very diverse major you can choose to be a part of the process as well as the whole thing. 2D animators focus on traditional art skill while 3D animators skills set lean more toward programming and acting.  

Things to Know: 

Usually divided into two different categories that are 2D and 3D, Animation is heavily reliant on collaboration. Depends on the kind of animation being produced you can take part in many different parts of the process. 2D animators are required to take a very different path and learn different techniques from 3D animators.  

Possible Careers:

  • storyboarder
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • rigger
  • character designer
  • background artist
  • colorist


  • Can be crackdown to many different focus/jobs: script, pencil, ink, color, letter (although lettering is now becoming a rare focus thanks to photoshop), editing. Would easily be squeezed in between Animation and Illustration. A lot of time people go to either or when the school doesn’t offer this major but it distinguish itself not just by the product but also the focus.

Things to Know: 

This major has a lot of inking, background study and anatomy classes along with scripting. Some students also dabble in storyboarding, illustration or animation classes as a boost. Like animation, collaboration with peers from other majors is very encouraged. Communication is key. Can be either traditional or digital but basic Photoshop, Mangastudio skills are a must.

Possible Careers:

  • Character designer for game and animation
  • Inker
  • Concept designer
  • Colorist
  • Comic author
  • Storyboarder


  • Creating art in a more tactile method, applying digital and traditional printing methods

Things to Know: 

  • Leans a lot toward tactile learning, printmaking is the study of different printing methods from old time to the current age of different materials such as lithography & bookbinding. It requires a lot of patience and studio time working with different exposures and chemicals as well as a more analytical perspective in art.

Possible Careers:

  • Layout artist
  • book binders
  • printmaker
  • media artist
  • print developer
  • artisan

This list only covers some of the examples but it should provide some ideas as to how many majors might sound similar, but offer different concentration as well as a varied career path.

In my college drawing classes we had a work where we had to choose an old school 2d videogame, take a screenshot of a stage of our choice, and redraw the scene in a 3d enviroment, exploring the techniques we learnt in class. There was no need to use colors.

I’m not a big fan of drawing in a ‘realistic’ style, but I had to do it this way, so… either way I got a good grade with this so at least it was good : )


KÀ by Cirque du Soleil | Behind the Blockbuster: 3D Head Scan

The KÀ team has replaced the old-fashioned plaster head molding process with a 3D head scan technique. This not only makes the process more efficient, but also allows the team to recreate a prop at any time. Watch as they explain the head scan process in detail!

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/2L48Gfs6GoE

anonymous asked:

Dear Aeo, I'm sorry to annoy you with this but I'm really desperate. :'c My drawings suck really badly. Atm I'm too afraid to pick up a pen and try it once more with the result that I haven't drawn for about half a year. I don't know why I still cling to the aspiration to draw nevertheless. I thought maybe learning to draw from the very beginning might help but I really don't know where to start. There is too much to learn and I feel completely overwhelmed. Maybe you have an idea? Thank you.

You’re not annoying at all! First of all, I want you to know that I completely relate to you. I’ve been where you are now, and sometimes I feel like I’m still there. I wish there was a catch-all answer I can give you- something simple and crisp that will help you feel less overwhelmed and empowered. But in the realm of visual art, you’ll be faced with the fact that there is no right answer. Every artist approaches their challenges differently. The best I can do is to show you a few things about how I personally deal with artistic challenges, and I am by no means the best person to ask about it. I’ll do what I can to help, though!

For starters, if you have an aspiration to draw, don’t lose it. Pick up a pencil and draw. But don’t draw for anyone else but yourself. If you don’t enjoy it at all, then it might be because you’re putting too much pressure on yourself. You’re either trying to please other people too much, or you’re placing impossible standards on yourself based on what other people are doing.

First and foremost: focus on yourself. Don’t draw for anyone but you.

As far as DRAWING goes… the best single piece of advice I can give?

Start simple.

This applies to everything, from teaching yourself to individual pieces.

No matter how rudimentary and basic it appears, drawing shapes in 3D space is paramount. If you cannot think in 3D, it will be really hard to draw anything without references. Draw a horizon line and a vanishing point and draw boxes and cylinders and cones. Draw them all over the page. See how the vanishing point affects them. When you’re ready, try a horizon line with two vanishing points, then even three. Use quick and simple pen strokes- you don’t even need to use a ruler. In fact, I think using rulers to do this slows you down.

You can’t dot his mindlessly- you really have to pay attention to the shapes. Don’t make my mistake- when I was younger I thought drawing shapes was boring and useless and I wanted to draw characters instead. But I constantly frustrated myself- I was baffled by foreshortening, poses, and turning characters around without using a reference to see how they would look in other angles. I ended up trying way too hard because I didn’t understand how to break down a character into simple shapes. Those simple shapes make all the difference. Start small, start simple!

The same concepts apply to drawing complex things like characters. Here is a doodle I did in 2010. Notice how she seems off-balance and her head isn’t properly aligned with her body? This is because I started this drawing by making a very detailed head, then I drew her body, and I skimped on anatomy by giving her flowing clothing. I tried to hide the fact that I didn’t know how to make the arms and legs a proper length. The only part of this sketch I was really concerned about was the face and hair, and I didn’t really plan out anything else.

I think the best way to draw a character is to create a stick figure or a very basic skeleton first before you worry about anything else. Use flowing lines and try not to use any straight ones or your character will appear stiff. Try to have the body majority flow with a singular line of action.

Then, you can start to build the anatomy of the character. This is where studying anatomy comes into use and your personal style will shine through. Also, your understanding of how 3D shapes work will be paramount. (Everything that you see is in 3D space and foreshortened to some degree- but we usually don’t think of something as foreshortened until it is used in the extreme.)

Once you are satisfied with your character’s anatomy sketch, then you can start to add details on top! Notice that I hardly added any detail onto the face this time. Detailing the face now comes last in my book- and only with images that Intend to complete.

Lastly, don’t try too hard. Don’t get too attached to a single sketch and work on it for hours and hours. When you’re teaching yourself difficult concepts such as anatomy, it’s best to sketch quickly and fill up pages and pages of your sketchbook. Focus on the entire body first, then hone in on individual body parts. The same can be said for anything that you want to draw, though human anatomy is probably the most complex.

Here’s a list of steps I recommend you take first in your journey as visual artist.

1- Learn Perspective. Play with horizon lines and vanishing points. Draw lots and lots of 3D shapes.

2- Practice Technique. Use quick, simple strokes and don’t use sketchy, ‘hairy’ lines.  Some artists still do this as a personal style, but I recommend un-learning it and keeping your pencil pressed on the page for the entirety of a single line if you can. And do it quickly! It’s a lot to think about at once, but once you are used to drawing this way, you may find your art looks cleaner and it is easier to do. If you still don’t like doing it this way, then you can try sketchy lines again. It’s just a suggestion- but I’ve found int he learning process this really helps you keep your art efficient, saves you time, and encourages you to learn quickly and not to get too attached to a single image. (I made this a long time ago, but it illustrates what I’m talking about.)

3- Study Artists. Learn from people you look up to. Read tutorials they’ve made, imitate their style, trace their work (but don’t share it!) If you’re particularly drawn to a particular style and enjoy drawing that way, embrace it. Reference from those artists and styles that you like.

4- Study from Real Life. Look at anatomy books, take pictures of things you want to draw, and try to sketch some people in real life situations.

5- Draw Without Reference Once A Day. Look at nothing but your own inspiration and your own mind, and put pencil to paper. Try to draw the things you like drawing without looking at anything to guide you. If you get frustrated, that’s okay. After you’re done drawing, look up tutorials or references related to what you were drawing and see what you can learn.

Be simple, don’t try too hard, and do it for yourself.

If you like my tutorials, take a gander at my patreon? I hope to make better tutorials soon!

|Bad Day| Levi x Reader

He was never an affectionate or kind person.

But, it was understandable. His mother had died while he was young, and he never knew his father. His only two friends had died in the hands of the titans.

You, being his girlfriend of five years knew this of course, and didn’t expect bursts of affection and love from him.

But, today, it was hard to deal with that.

The second you woke up, you knew it would be a shitty day. You had woken up an hour late, getting you a stern scolding from your short boyfriend. Because of this as well, you missed breakfast, leaving you hungry and irritable. Then, while cleaning, you had spilled water on the floor, earning you another lecture from Levi. Of course, the worst of all had to come last.

You were simply practicing your 3D Maneuver Gear techniques to cool off, but you didn’t anticipate the tree in your path. You managed to slow down slightly and hook the wires into a large branch, but you were still going far too fast. You flipped around the tree, wires tangled.

So, here you are know, hanging upside down from a branch, wires tangled around you and the branch. Luckily, you weren’t severely hurt, but your pride sure as hell was.

You know some cadets had witnessed the whole thing and would most likely get Erwin or Levi to get you untangled.

Please don’t be Levi, please don’t be-

“Oi brat!”

Well shit.

You lazily roll your eyes to look at the voice. Levi stands with his arms crossed and an irritable expression adorned on his face. Quickly, he gets to the branch you’re wrapped up on and begins to fix the wires.

He doesn’t say anything, which surprises you. Honestly, you were expecting to be screamed at.

Soon, the wires are untangled and he takes you down to the ground with him. Walking past the crowd of cadets that formed, you and Levi make it back to HQ. Feeling embarrassed enough, you try to walk to your bedroom, but Levi harshly seizes your arm.

“My office NOW”. Levi’s tone is stern and for the first time in a while, viscous. You can only look down and follow after him, face burning red from humiliation.

Once you two step inside the familiar room, he closes the door and locks it, making you gulp. What exactly was he going to do?

Levi rigidly stands, pinching the bridge of his nose between his fingers.

“Y/n, I hope you know how much time you caused me to waste today”, he seethes out, turning to face you.

You look down at your feet and nod slowly, tired and ashamed.

“You wake up late, you make a mess, and you get tangled in a tree. God, honestly I don’t know if you’re even worth my god damn time”. Levi’s usually pale face is slowly turning red and his fists are tight. “I have a lot of fucking work and responsibilities to do, but you always get in the way. Sometimes I wonder why I bother with an idiot like you when I could be doing something better!”, he suddenly screams out, making you flinch away.

Usually, his harsh words didn’t cut you, but today, they did. The sharp words cut like a knife in your fragile figure.

Suddenly, the tears spill over.

Could today get any worse? You had almost gotten severely hurt and your long-term boyfriend openly admitted you were a burden.

You try to hold in the sobs and use your bangs to cover your face, but soft whimpers escape your lips.

Levi suddenly stops seething when he notices the wet droplets on your cheeks.

Out of the five years he had dated you, he’d never seen you cry before. Truth is, you were calloused, just like he was.

But today, you shattered and held-up emotions flooded your system.

“Y-Y/n?”. Levi walks over to your shaking form cautiously, the previous anger replaced by concern.

Suddenly, you can’t take it. You break out into loud sobs, tears flowing down your face like a river. You cover your face and turn away from Levi.

Levi looks at you in shock. His usually strong, tough girlfriend was sobbing in front of him. And it was all his fault.

Carefully, he grabs your shoulder to spin you around. You, being so distraught, allow him to. Softly, Levi embraces you tightly and rubs your back soothingly. “Hey, hey, shh, stop crying. It’s okay, it’s okay, please stop crying”. Levi softly whispers in your ear, using his other hand to hold the back of your head protectively.

After about five minutes, your loud sobs reduce to soft whimpers.

“I-I’m s-sorry Levi”, you choke out, voice raspy from crying.

He pulls away from you slightly so he can see your face.

“Y/n, please don’t apologize. I should be apologizing for being such an ass”.

“Do you s-still l-love me?”, you whisper after a few minutes, wiping some stray tears away.

Levi’s eyes widen in shock before peppering your face with kisses.

“I love you so god damn much y/n. I would be lost without you, and I wouldn’t have a reason to keep fighting. Please, don’t ever doubt my love for you, because it’s eternal. I’m sorry I treat you like shit sometimes, I’m sorry for screaming at you, I’m so so sorry”. His words are soft and genuine, and you know he’s regretful.

“Okay”, you whisper out, holding Levi close as he softly combs through your hair.


“Did you hear y/n got caught in a tree? How embarrassing!” A random cadet blabbers to his friends about your incident yesterday.

Before he knows it, a strong fist connects with his nose, knocking him unconscious.

His friend looks up in fear, his eyes meeting with steel blue ones.

“S-Sir!”, he says, giving a sloppy salute.

“If you say any shit about y/n, you’ll end up like your friend here”, Levi warns, gesturing to the boy on the ground.

“Yes sir!”

Levi lets out a short “tch” as he walks away, sitting next to you at the table and softly kisses your cheek.

“Levi, you can’t keep knocking out everyone who talks about yesterday”, you say, gesturing to about thirty soldiers unconscious on the ground.  

Levi just rolls his eyes as he wraps his arm around your waist.

His well-trained ears suddenly hear two new voices gossiping about you outside.

“Shitty brats”, Levi mumbles as he cracks his knuckles and stands up.

Deciding it’s not worth trying to stop him, you simply sit back. You can’t help but smile a bit when you hear a thump and two feet running away.

Sure, Levi had his days, but you still love him to death.

And, he loves you.