2.5D animation: First attempt

Right after that fateful MPR day we had a pop-up art show happening in the Camberwell College common room. At first I was mopey and didn’t want to submit anything, but Janet’s email got me going and I decided to leave the current WIPs and move onto something I had been waiting to try for a long time: 2.5D animation.

It took some research to figure out that I could use a combo of old photoshop and blender to create these animations for free. Blender LOOKED extremely difficult; way too many buttons and things and it took a few tutorials to see where everything was at.

Then I jumped into photoshop with my wacom tablet and layer masked first the foreground and then background of the “alienation” painting I created earlier, saving each layer as a png file.

Those were imported into blender, meshed, edited and voila, the paint looks like it is dripping! (I hope).

Things I realized:

  1. I’m going to need a LOT more studying, research and practice before I can animate paintings more realistically.
  2. THIS WAS FUN!

Okay, Ayla is really losing it now, more blog posts to come later! <3 The animation is this:

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