regarding TF:animated...animation

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by ssjautobot, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. ssjautobot

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    simple question, is animated a hand drawn cartoon, or is it CG to look like its hand drawn like several cartoon network programs?
     
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    There aren't any hand drawn cartoons anymore. They're all done for the most part on computers.
     
  3. Primus

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    That being said, I don't believe it is cel shaded 3D like Energon was, if that's what you mean.
     
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    It is hand drawn but on a computer. They generally sketch roughs then take them in digitally and clean them up. You can see how they do this if you have the Star Wars Clone Wars DVDs on the extras.


    Energon and Cybertron were done with 3d made models that are manipulated. Just like Beast Wars(but BW looked better to me. )
     
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    Animated is a hand-drawn/traditionally animated series. The characters are drawn each frame, not a CGI built model like in BW, BM, Energon, or Cybertron.

    Granted most hand animation these days is digitally colored, or even hand drawn into a computer (as opposed to pencil on paper). There's still a big difference between traditional animation and computer animation. I think that's what the original poster is talking about with regards to hand drawn vs. CGI.
     
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    Animated is pretty obviously drawn (even if not necessarily drawn directly on paper). I'm not aware of that many 3D CGI shows which appear to make a strong conscious effort to look like drawn/2D animation. "Storm Hawks" might be a recent example though IMO.
     

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