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All artwork and animation in this blog unless otherwise stated is Copyright © 2015 Eric R. Watson 'AKA' Cyber Six (Cyber Six is not intended to be a play on words. It is in fact a comic book and animation. You may read about them if you'd like by following this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Six) All Rights Reserved. All artwork and content on this blog are property of the artist unless otherwise indicated. Do not use, reproduce, post, copy, or distribute any image or media without permission. I'm an artist and flash animator. Recently, I've begun learning Maya 8.5. Okay, my avatar is not a picture of me. In fact, it is a picture of a famous Japanese singer who sang in an all girl pop group named SPEED during the mid to late 90s. Her name is Hiroko Shimabukuro. Hiro for short. Unfortunately, they disbanded several years ago. I recently found out they are back together and singing as SPEED. Freelance Union Article: 5 Tips for Preventing Procrastination. "Prolific people don’t wait to be moved, they begin the work, and the work moves them to create more." ~ Jonathon Kastner

Friday, September 28, 2012

Live 2D is a software to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D animation.





Late last night as I was surfing the sea of information on the world wide web I found a post on Drawn.ca. The post is a very interesting in that it shows a program that gives an artist the ability to draw a 2D character and manipulate it in 3D space. From an artistic standpoint this has far reaching implications. Live 2D is a software to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D animation. I'm very excited about this. :)
Re posted from: http://blog.drawn.ca/post/32413438578/korunia-chimamire-no-bara-rekkii

Live2D 
Japanese software technology turns 2D drawing into interactive 3D content for use with touchscreen devices - via DigInfo (video embedded below):

 

Live2D, developed by Cybernoids, is the world’s first drawing technology to enable 3D rendering of 2D images. This technology supports a variety of portable consoles and smartphones, and Live2D is already being utilized for games that take advantage of the unique characteristics of hand drawn artwork.
“In 3D, the unique attractions of 2D art like Osamu Tezuka’s can’t be rendered properly. But with Live2D, we’ve worked to enable smooth 3D motion using entirely the original 2D drawings. So, this system makes the graphics appear exactly as the creator intended.”
“When the face turns sideways, you can show perfectly how the eyelashes and eyes move. You can also use the tools to work more easily and efficiently. This can be done in all kinds of ways, with all kinds of emphasis, depending on what the creator wants to do. This technology is an extension of drawing, so it works best if the creator has a good artistic sense.”
More at DigInfo here

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Art Post Is Finally Here!

Sorry for not posting the sword and sorcery or sci-fi type stuff I was thinking about posting before going out today. I should have sat down and drew it before leaving. Unfortunately, I've not been feeling very artsy lately. My work flow is as follows: I sketch something in Flash MX or Flash 8 Pro. After the initial sketch is at a polished enough point to go to color then I import it into Photoshop 7. LOL! Yeah, I know. It's an old program but, it gets the job done. From there I can use custom brushes and cool colors to create my masterpieces. There's some mistakes in this drawing but, I'll fix them later. Just wanted to post something so you'd see what I can do with Flash and Wacom tablet. I'll post some updates to this post later this week if time permits. :) Also, there was no photo reference used during the few minutes it took to draw this.

I Had Planned To Post Something By Now But...

Sorry for not posting new art by now. I spent time with a friend I haven't had the opportunity until now to hang out with. Yeah, friends are great to have. In order to have them its a good idea to spend time with them. So, I've got to freshen up and get started on something quick. I have an idea of what I'd like to work on. The subject will be either sword and sorcery or sci-fi. I'm kinda nerdy at heart. So, those are the two genres I like most. I'm digressing. (The main point of this post is:) The art should be done by sometime tonight.
Please, check back then. :)