4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2015 10:47 AM by jzlive

    How to create 3D animation in 2D style?

    olivert18674017 Level 1

      Hi everyone!

       

      Wondering if you could help me, I'm trying to create a video in a similar to style to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0lzf0ujgUw

       

      I want to create a style specifically seen at 24 seconds at 1:08 seconds respectively where the 2D object appears to omit 3D type powers.

       

      Do you know how I could achieve this look in After Effects?


      Thanks,

       

      Ollie

        • 1. Re: How to create 3D animation in 2D style?
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If you mean like where the circle turns into a bowl:

          Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 5.27.12 AM.png

          Then the answer is yes, you can either do it by creating the in-between frames by hand or by shading a 3D object you create in C4D Lite so that it looks like it is 2D by using a cartoon shader. Both require both skill as an animator and a bit of study to pull off. There is no effect that will give you this automatically. The shot where the guy does a flip:

          Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 5.33.00 AM.png

          could also be done both ways, but it would require drawing skill if you did it by creating the animation by hand. A cartoon shader on a 3D object object using C4D would also require a lot more skill. Personally I would probably go with the 3D animation with a cartoon or cell shader because my 3D skills are faster than my hand drawn cell animation skill. Here's a tutorial on how to do cell shading in Blender, an open source 3D app that I use a lot: cell shader in blender internal on Vimeo

          • 2. Re: How to create 3D animation in 2D style?
            olivert18674017 Level 1

            Hi Rick,

             

            Thanks for getting back to me.

             

            Just to check: will the tutorial you've posted there from Blender be transferable to C4D Lite?

            • 3. Re: How to create 3D animation in 2D style?
              Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              The theory of the tutorial is the same, the procedure is different. I'm sure you can find a shading tutorial for C4D that would work but remember that the Lite version is limited in what it can do. I personally have not tried to do cartoon shading in the free version.

              • 4. Re: How to create 3D animation in 2D style?
                jzlive Level 1

                To get the "vector look" in Cinema 4d without using a cel shader, create all textures with 100% luminance. This will flat-shade everything as long as the luminance channel is the only thing checked. Because everything is self-illuminated, no lights are needed in the scene.