At 2/6/13 07:01 AM, Celshaded wrote:
That seems like a lot more work than just drawing the picture...
I wouldn't say that; See, because once you have the "look" (all the shaders, lighting and effects) in place all you need to do is "tween" the moving parts (move the rig) to animate.
Rather than draw out the person(s) every time, frame by frame for a short that could be potentially 5 to 10 to 15 min long. ( of whats on new-grounds are 2min or less of actual animation most what is here is lipsync and static images)
Plus the fact that it will be on a 24 frames per Second frame rate, which is the standard production frame rate for Cg-movies and Cartoons (its odd that flash starts people out on 12fps)
So now do you still say its easier to draw it out? Knowing that you'll have to draw out 7,200 to 21,600 images not to mention any animation frame under 24 will look almost identical to the next if your going for smooth fluid motion or subtleties and last lets than a second.
(the Movie "The Incredibles" is a 23.95 frame rate movie)