Does 3D Belong in Anime, At All? -- THE VICE PIT

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Post by Kino88 (284 posts) See mini bio Level 7
I think Summer Wars mixed CG and 2D pretty nicely, But I agree, as always it all comes down to execution. And I definitely don't think all anime are required to shove CG stuff into the frame just because they can.
Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Good example of a new series thats struggled with computer animations (cgi) is Tokyo Ravens . Early on the cgi was all about the summoned crtitters. An later on they did a much bettter job with the cgi so that it did not distract as much.

Another series helecopter at the start of the series looked worse than the jump jet in X-Com enemy unkown. So basicly if you do cgi make it look at least as good as video games

Post by sickVisionz (4,332 posts) See mini bio Level 24

It's getting better. Black Rock Shooter did it well. It will get better as time goes on. There's not good alternative that still fits in with them doing it for budgetary reasons. Gunslinger Girl 2 has cars that are non CG and they are god awful looking. They were actually worse than CG ones. Anime is really a bunch of still images but they make it in a way were it doesn't feel like a bunch of still images. These cars looked like someone took a cutout and was moving it across the screen. CG would have been much better.

Post by takashichea (16,564 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I remember Arpeggio of Blue Steel's CG was awkward to get used. When you had manga iconography with CG, it looks weird. The animation looks stiff. Mixing CG with drawing looks weird. Princess Mononoke, Avatar, and maybe Samurai Seven did it well. Arpeggio and Unbreakable Machine Doll has some issues with CG and mixing.

American cartoons seem to get the CG better than anime because they're all in CG (IE: the new TMNT series and the Green Lantern series on Cartoon Network). Xiaolin Chronicles CG had suffer from slow frame rate.

Post by Haiken (1,309 posts) See mini bio Level 12

There are actually 3D anime and 3D that is non-anime.. so i think it does..

Post by Bigheart711 (4,420 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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Preferably, I'd say "no", but some series manage to pull the 3D animation aspect off.

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