Hobby project: a lightly animated comic

I am using VRoid Studio to create characters, load them into Unity, and am trying to create a little lightly animated comic, using the web stories format (https://stories.google/). By lightly animated I mean I am not trying to create a full cartoon. This is just a hobby in my evenings. I am trying to create more like a comic book with speech bubbles for text, but where the frames are animated a bit. I have been collecting animation clips to use in Unity, but found that reusing the same walk etc clip for each character reduces the individual personality of each character. So I was having a look at Deep Motion to see if I could create animation clips with more individual personality for the characters. I may end up with using some VTuber software for some scenes that only need head and shoulder shots, then use Deep Motion of full body movement scenes. I am still trying to work out which tools to use.

I am quickly discovering I am not much of an actor however! And I think I need a better lighting set up when taking the videos. 

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  • Sounds exciting, keep us posted on how things are going !

    • Alan Kent
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    • 2 yrs ago
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    Just letting you know this project is still slowly pottering along. I have been working through some other issues, but wrote up a blog on using Deepmotion.com for walk animation clips. https://extra-ordinary.tv/2021/07/06/using-deepmotion-com-to-create-custom-walk-cycles/

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    • Alan Kent Thank you for sharing with us your blog on using DeepMotion Animate-3D for walking clips. It looks promising ! One suggestion is that to reduce self clipping between body parts you can try toggle on the "Physics Filter" feature which uses physics simulation to reduce the inter-clipping between body parts. 

      We just went ahead crediting your account 3 minutes of animation time.  Thank you for using our service to create your animated comics. Would love to hearing from you more.

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