“Zoids” by Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

  • ©Takao Kato  Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.


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SIGGRAPH Video Review:


Track:


    11

Title:


    Zoids

Length:


    4:00

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Company / Institution / Agency:


  • Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Description:


    The TV cartoon series “Zoids” was made with the toon shader 14 of SoftImage 3D. 2D cel animations were blended without any oddness. First, each 3D CG model’s basic actions (walking, running, jumping) were established. Then, using the “animation sequencer” function of SoftImage 3D, an autofilling “motion blend” was performed on the changing parts to produce many cuts. Finally, RETAS! PRO and After Effects were used for the cel drawings that combine 2D characters, hanging smoke, rock, and natural objects. These made it possible to fine-tune the arrangement, and any oddness between the two was eliminated.

Software:


    RETAS! PRO, After Effects


Additional Contributors:


    Producer: TOSHIHINO NAKAZAWA, Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

    Contributors: YOSHIHIKO MARUTANI, MASAKAZU KUBO, NORIYUKI YOSHIDA, HIROSHI MOROTOMI

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