This short animation was created for several reasons. First, it was a test project for Blender 3D’s Grease Pencil tool and their 2D workflow. Second, it was our entry for the Animator Guild 2021 contest. Finally, we wanted to see what we could make in a short timeframe. This animation was made in three days.
“The Last Cookie” Anime Short on YouTube
Our 2nd animated short is now online! You can view the video below.
1 Year Later…
Our last post was exactly one year ago! There have been a lot of road blocks, dead ends, software changes, and life interruptions but we are still working on our next anime short. Below is the background art for the opening scene and camera pan.
New Anime Short in Production
We have been working on another animated short. Expanding on what we learned on the Lord’s Prayer project this two to three minute video will include several characters as we try to get closer to an anime style. The video posted below is a quick animation test to see how one of our characters is progressing.
Lord’s Prayer Anime on YouTube
The Lord’s Prayer anime is finished! You can view the video below. Thanks to all who helped with the voices, background art, and music. This was our test project to try to create an anime style animation using Moho.
We are getting close to finishing the “Lord’s Prayer” test project. Voices have been recorded, background art is finished, and it looks like the character itself is about ready for animating. It has taken longer than we wanted to get this far but we have been learning a lot that will apply to future projects. A short character test is below.
Anime Short in Production
One of the projects we are looking into is an Anime web series. Over the last couple of months we have been busy researching and trying out several different software options for the anime project. After looking and trying out several different animation packages we have settled on Moho. Moho is a 2D animation program that uses rigs similar to a 3D program to animate it’s characters with. Hopefully this will help us achieve a hand-drawn 2D look without having to draw each frame. In production now is a test project based on the Lord’s Prayer skit by Clyde Lee Herring. You can see an animation test for the character’s…