Comic 410 - Smoke, Steam and Mirrors: Page 51

9th Nov 2019, 12:00 AM
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9th Nov 2019, 12:00 AM
systemcat
Drawing that first panel I had to do an act I've never done before in comic illustration. Copy over line art from the last page simply to look at to help me draw the next actions in progression. As I think I've said before, having a background in animation I think helps for drawing comics.

Comments:

31st May 2020, 4:34 AM
JasonDeroga
You have a background in animation? That's amazing! I tried doing a hand drawn 2D animation and a 3D one. The 3D is not for the faint of heart...
31st May 2020, 2:25 PM
systemcat
I have a hobby background in animation.

For a chunk of my teen years and this did overlap with learning to produce comics, I practiced traditional animation. That stopped when the camcorder I had been using, developed mechanical problems which couldn't be resolved.

I can't remember when exactly the death of that machine happened and I want to pin it towards the late 90's. But shortly after the dawn of '00 I got my first laptop and Bryce 4.0, which I started playing with on doing simple computer animation.
I still use Bryce to this day although using version 5.5 since 7.1 is a trick to install.
I haven't animated using Bryce since producing the trailer to Devil's Blood. The reason being is Bryce 5.5 is so outdated Windows Media Player and other video software titles, refuse to understand the codec the video files use for it.
I had to take the rendered animation had pass it through a "filtering process" that allowed it to be worked with in other editing apps. That distorted the video, so I'm now very hesitant to animate again with it.
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However I have dabbled with other pieces of animation software namely Pencil and Anime Studio. But only rarely.
( That hasn't stopped me from considering producing an animated trailer in Anime Studio if I can find the DVD+R I burned the installation file to. )