3D Modeling Services

3D modeling services can do such much for an inventor who is going through the patent process. Invention designers have the ability to execute so many aspects of the patent with the use of invention design software known as CAD. Not only is CAD a staple withinvention designing, but also in every other type of…

3D modeling services can do such much for an inventor who is going through the patent process. Invention designers have the ability to execute so many aspects of the patent with the use of invention design software known as CAD. Not only is CAD a staple withinvention designing, but also in every other type of manufacturing whether it's architecture, mechanical, civil, electrical, or structural. CAD design services normally only specialize in one of these design fields, and very few actually will designventions for Inventors. You may ask yourself why, but there's actually a real good reason for this. So what is it? It's the fact that most CAD designers are not skilled enough to design the complex curvature, and other aspects of an Inventions design.

Concept Invention Designers

So what is a concept invention design? A concept design, also known as a conceptual design is the starting point for any Invention, and is more or less just an idea that may be proposed by simple sketches on paper. Going from concept to completion is another story though, and takes a lot more than just ideas to make happen. Once the concept design is established, engineering, design, and a large amount of skill go into actually having a prototype made. It's a lot more than most people might think of before they take the challenge of becoming an Inventor.

Prototype Designers

So once a design is established where exactly does the Prototype come from? Well, it's simple. The prototype comes from the same CAD design used for patent blueprints, or the conceptual design. CAD files are composed up of information to help communicate the visual appearance on a computer, and the necessary information to guide machines that manufacture injection molds, CNC, plastics, mechanical parts, or any material within manufacturing imaginable. These CAD files are what makes manufacturing today available. Without CAD we would be set back so far that it would seem like the stone age. Personally, I do not know how we would get a long without assembly lines & robotic manufacturing.

3D CAD Services

3D CAD services can be an Inventors worst nightmare, or their best friend depending on how everything's managed. Really one Invention Design Service should have the ability to perform every aspect an Inventor needs through the patents process. Inventors should go online and research Invention designers until they find the one who can assist them with all their invention needs at a reduced price for purchasing more than one of the companies professional services. Do not set for the first numbers thrown your way from one of these services. Instead diligently study, and compare pricing until you find that service who is not out to just rip you off.

Under Recognized – An Interview With Armel Oenn

“Know your worth because schools do not teach artist's what they are worth. Most of the client's will prey on younger artists because they do not understand how to get paid. a more rewarding exposure. ” – Armel Oenn, November 10th, 2017 The memory is vague and it has taken some time to truly collect…

“Know your worth because schools do not teach artist's what they are worth. Most of the client's will prey on younger artists because they do not understand how to get paid. a more rewarding exposure. ” – Armel Oenn, November 10th, 2017

The memory is vague and it has taken some time to truly collect all of the details on how it was that I first came across Armel's work. I do recall browsing through Deviantart art and discovering the full comic of “Undertale Reset” (what was completed) while I was at work on a slow day. It was magnificent. The sepia tones, her understanding of lighting, and the overall artistry of the figures was captivating. It was the colors that truly impressed me. Even to the extent of visibly studying her work to try and understand what she was doing. Compiling my own understanding of other adobe software in an attempt to replicate it. I was drawn immediately to her illustrations, and my search for more of an understanding ever bought me to her official website. Around this time school projects were coming up and I had to find someone I liked, to pair with another Illustrator for our assignment, so I thought “why not?”

Part of the many activities I enjoy is research. I'm motivated by a raw accomplishment when I find something new that I do not understand, or do not know enough about. I had a similar reaction when I started the written assignment on Armel. I searched through every corner of the internet to find as much as I could. In that search I stumbled on a handful of works that I'd like to discuss. As I do adore all of Armel's art my personal favorite would have to be “You'll be a man.”

“You'll be a man” is a short film created by Armel Oenn, it is her french thesis project that was crafted using the traditional animation studio production method. This video is her only animated project (animated storyboard) and It was made in the year 2012. She had help from Cécile MARIAN and Victor CHEA as voice actors and Mathieu DAHAN as the main musical composer. Her story is set in a world where society has been devastated by cloned machines that appear humanoid. These new humanoids are quarantined from the rest of humanity and any that escape are often deal with one way or another.

The story center's attention on a gang of friends within this odd time fantasizing the glories of war. Being unable to understand french most of the details are vague but rather this Armel's animations manage to convey the story even with the language barrier. The most sinister aspect about these friends was their clear cruelty towards any of the machines that managed to escape from confinement. This story, as an honest statement, drew emotions of anxiety and guilt after watching it. I remember boiling with rage when the unjustices were executed. I remember the sinking despair when there was not a resolution after these events. That left powerful emotions within me, and they resonated for a handy of days when my mind would return to those scenes. I did not know how to handle it. I am used to a society where there is often a happy ending, and where justice tends to be given to those who deserve it. Watching that little girl die, and knowing the guilt that Jasper felt after the course of action he took to save his own life. It left me depressed about the whole situation, and it reminded me about my own faults and unresolved unjustices. The story spoke to humanity and truly revealed our imperfections. The machines in the story were more human than the humans themselves. Despite these raw emotions I loved the story telling. I loved that she bought that much out of me, it made me feel and it did not disappoint like so many of the stories do today. My research into Armel did not stop there. Finding that story was only the beginning, and from that moment on I found myself inspired and captivated. Not just from her works, but with the artist themselves.

Armel Oenn was born in the year 1987 in France, set with a family who only wished the best for their daughter and her future. Seeing that at the very young age she had developed an exceptional talent in the arts, they handed her over to her grandfather in the hopes that her talent would grow. For two years, her Grandfather tutored and trained her in the basics of art. It was a mix-feeling experience as the artist reflected that her Grandfather was not a skilled pedagogue, historically stirring a hatred of painting and paint or anything like it and growing a fondness of pencil drawing and anatomy. One afternoon, after two years being under his care, he informed her that he could not teach her anything further. She had progressed beyond his expertise and, from that point on, had to continue on her own. He dropped on the table a mound of books and studies, that used to belong to him, closing the teaching by handing her the first artbook of the pile, a retrospective of Leonardo Da Vinci's life. After that day, she applied herself in studying vigorously this art library, to point in which the binding of the books would come undone and the pages would separate.

At the age of 13, she became engrossed with the idea of ​​creating stories. Generating well over 100 stories in one year. Sharing them with close friends who supported her through several hardships in school and pushed Armel to create as much as possible. As the years pass, and her friendship grew, reception time became a storytelling moment, in which she would walk in the courtyard, counting her friends the next episode the had created. One day as she was describing the ending of her latest tale, she noticed a sniffing sound. She turned to find that her friends were moved and a few were even crying. The story she had told, had stuck emotion from them, a feeling that filed her with joy. Armel knew that that moment then that pulling emotion from the audience would be her goal. Watching another person react to her work, to the story she created, was her desire in life. She wanted to make people feel. This passion skipped to several mediums despite art being her well-versed skill. She experimented with film, writing, comics, and just about any other method she could discover that would allow her to share her tales. She believed that comics would not suffice to show everything she wanted to give. It was a slow rigorous process and she had hoped that maybe through film she could share her stories at a faster pace. She comments now that it's not the case and it's just as slow if not slower.

Through several arguments with her family involving her shift of mediums and fearing she would quit doing art, Armel tried to bend to their wishes to appease them. She eventually through a talk with an instructor realized that there was a solution to her problem: animation. With her family relieved and the oppressed lifted, Armel found her passion once more. Delving into contest after contest to apply for schools in France, she was ever accepted into ENSAD (National High School of Decorative Arts of Paris) graduating with a Master in Fine Art and Animation.

It is considered one of the highest ranking schools in her district and out of 6,000 contestants, only 80 students are accepted each year. However to note, ENSAD's concept of art is harshly different than what we could expect from an art school. In the US, we stress upon technical skill and understanding fundamentals. But in that school, their art was subjective and conceptual. It was noted from one of Armel's instructor that she may have graduated with them but she did not learn her skills from the college itself but rather from outside influence. During her junior year of college, she earned a scholarship to be sent overseas to New York. Her work was so highly praised and thought-after that the lead instructor of the animation department sent in a referral for her to skip a year and study at SVA. Even introducing her to a man from Pixar which to a great deal of sadness did not follow through due to technical difficulties. There were complications towards her stay at SVA due to lack of funds and the school's problem with her skipping a year. The agreement to allow her to stay concluded with her studying during both the summer and fall semester, and graduate in New York which she did, ontop of being named on the Dean's List for high academic performance.

Armel went on to make many more achievements, such as working as an advertising illustrator and animator for Intel and Samsung, or assisting the animator Bill Plympton in his latest long feature “Revengeance”. One of her greatest achievements was seeing her short “4 O'clock” awarded the Best Short Animation Prize at both the Festival of Toulouse “Imagine Now” 2010 and The Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2017. Siding along with those award, her short has made the screening of several festivals for the past couple of years and was recently added into the library of HEWES Pictures agency in New York, for a 4 years distribution license on a national level.

In recent events however, Armel has experienced some strife over her past four years in the US It is a fight to find money and a fight to survive in what we all know to have the Country of the American Dream. Our home was a place where anyone could enter our borders and find a future that they desired. But this is a long journey of hardship and determination. The hopes and dreams of people coming into America, the ones who are sincere in their intentions, can find it difficult to hold a solid ground.

For Armel it has been a constant battle. After being let go, following the merger of the agency employing her, she continues to fight for her right to remains in the US, learning a visa for exceptional ability, building her studio to keep the dream going on. Fighting every obstacles she stumbled upon. But she has hope she will go through it all, no matter what is presented to her.

Armel Oenn is in serious need of support. She is an admirable woman. For what she is worth. I find her underrecognized, people really need to know more about her. Her story, what she desires to share, and most importantly her indomitable spirit and courage. She has been given the short end of the stick at every turn and since these shortcomings, Armel has not once allowed herself to fully succumb to the iron fist of societal opinion, politics, and cruelty. She is an inspiration. My inspiration and I want to possess that fire she has because it is unstoppable.

Having the strength to contact her in the first place was the most nerve wracking experience of my life. I was truly humble by not just her exceptional abilities as an artist but a person as a whole. The moment I started my interview on her, however, opened a whole new world of thought and conversation. It was not a interview anymore at that point for me, it was a gift that kept on giving. Her advice was free flowing, very much like an American Illustrator known as Al Parker. People described Al Parker's generosity with such fondness and the both of them share that grace. I felt her pain during the conversations of her past and the emotions of joy when there was a success in her life. I dearly wish to support her and to follow her every step of career path. I know I have repeated it more than once, but I do so because I desire to emphasize it. I am inspired.

I see an exceptional artist, and I know that there are a lot of you out there who see the same. The best we can do for Armel now is give her our support and prove to others that do not know about her how much she is worth. I want to help her to stay in America and I want to see her dreams become reality. Let's rally for her and give the support she needs.

Basic Principles of 3D Animation

65% of people are considered visual learners. This is easy to understand considering that most information (90%) that is transmitted to the brain is visual. It also transmits visual information much faster (60,000 times faster) than text. It is therefore not surprising that videos are the most popular medium for communication and engagement currently available…

65% of people are considered visual learners. This is easy to understand considering that most information (90%) that is transmitted to the brain is visual. It also transmits visual information much faster (60,000 times faster) than text. It is therefore not surprising that videos are the most popular medium for communication and engagement currently available online.

The Rise of 3D Animation

It's getting harder for brands to cut through the noise and get their message across to their target audience. There are so many videos available online today. You need to have something extra to get noticed. This is where animated 3D content comes in.

Animated audiovisual content has been shown to be very effective in influencing the choices of consumers in the later stages of their purchasing journey. There are several reasons that this type of content is more effective than other visuals.

  1. Animated videos are effective at grabbing and keeping the viewer's attention. They resonate with viewers and spark conversations among audiences.
  2. Brands are better able to simplify complex topics through animation. You are able to show various concepts using a 3D simulation that would otherwise be impossible with other visuals.
  3. Visualizations are a powerful way to convey a technology or product and show their features and benefits.
  4. They are fun.
  5. They can be about anything.
  6. They are cost effective to produce.

Principles for successful 3D Animation

Just because the animated audiovisual content is so popular does not mean that your explainer video simulation will be an instant hit with your audience. There are various guidelines to consider in the production of audiovisual content to ensure its success.

  1. Quality and photorealistic Animations- Creating a quality 3D animation is critical to giving it a photorealistic feel which brings it to life. This takes more details, attention to lighting and using realistic materials and even adding in reflections on the surface of the object.
  2. Anticipation – This principle helps the viewer expect a movement even before it occurs, for example, the heel of the character's foot pressing down on the ground before taking the step. Anticipation helps to prevent audiovisual content animation from appearing too robotic.
  3. Exaggeration – This is used in animation to give more energy to the characters. Exaggeration, for instance, can be used in poses to draw attention to what the character is doing.
  4. Staging – This principle involves the placement of objects and characters in the video. It helps the audience to understand the narrative and the role of the characters in it. It involves timing, setting, and cinematography.
  5. Timing – Timing is vital as it dictates how fast images move and how long they stay still in the animated video. Speeding something up can help to create a sense of energy, lightness, or speed. Slowing something down gives the impression of gravity, mass, and adds weight to the image.
  6. Solid drawing – This is the principle used to make an image appear as if it were three dimensional even though it has been created on a two-dimensional surface. This principle gives a weight, balance, and depth to the image.

Animation Videos: The New Marketing Technique

Marketing is a concept which has a very dynamic nature and it changes with time. The word marketing refers to the consumer preferences and building utility for the consumers, which can be made possible through the use of the best and engaging techniques. Marketing focusses on the connection one can maintain with the potential customers…

Marketing is a concept which has a very dynamic nature and it changes with time. The word marketing refers to the consumer preferences and building utility for the consumers, which can be made possible through the use of the best and engaging techniques. Marketing focusses on the connection one can maintain with the potential customers with the inclusion of various methods of reaching them and animation has become one such new method as the public has a general connection with such type of animated content.

The types of these techniques resemble a wide range of strategies which necessitate the creation of utility and demand for the products and services.

Animation videos are one of the most engaging and interesting things on the planet and marketing makes the best use of it. As the target audience may not respond but the little ones would push their interests into the content. The animation videos are highly enticing and tempting to the little ones which are the backbone for marketing of a decided range of products.

Here is a list of reasons why exactly animation and its inclusion into marketing strategies have turned out to be so positive: –

1. HIGHLY RELATABLE CONTENT

The animation content involves toon characters and storyline which induces the user to engage and further refer to the content. The interesting part is that they connect with the customers very quickly and resolve things on a better note.

Such as the advertisement of “Cartier” which shows an entirely different content that is fantasy. The advertisement was responsible for add-on sales of the company.

2. CREATES A DEEP IMPACT ON THE CUSTOMERS

It is basically responsible to create an impact on the customers which in turn makes the sales index to grow. The deep impact on the customers literally means that customers feel a natural connection with the animation content.

Such as the old advertisements and cartoon animations from the childhood are still a part of our remembrances and that is where deep impact hits.

3. IMPROVES BRAND IMAGE

The content basically involves the animation effects which resemble a combination of efforts and innovation which improves the thought for the brand in the minds of the customers. The secret of this concept is basically that increases the favorability of the product.

Such as the animation advertisements by Kwality Walls create a whole new level of fantasy and imagination which makes kids attracted to that ice cream more than others.

4. EMOTIONAL CONNECTIVITY

The consumer feet emotional connect with the video animations as the early childhood memories turn a retrospective effect and that emotional intent is felt by the consumer which is the best reason why marketing uses the animation feature to excel.

The animation content of candy and ice creams involve that emotion of children when they are offered too many chocolates all together which makes the emotional connection with the content to increase.

5. BETTER EXPLANATION OF ALL THE FEATURES OF THE PRODUCT

The animated videos are quite good at explaining complicated things which is not appropriate in the context of normal marketing approaches. The explanatory part is basically captured with better visual effects, traditionally animated characters which are the best for a successful marketing recipe.

The product explanations are included in such a manner that it will not even count as an explanation but just a catchy and trendy tagline or a song that would help improve the favorability of the product in the market.

6. APPLICATION OF HUMAN APPROACH

The human approach is built through identical human characters which resemble the major part of the target audience which creates the best source to grab the attention of the consumers. The ability to create a link with the consumers on a direct level makes things positive with regard to marketing perspectives. The human approach is the best part of the whole concept of marketing with animated content.

7. ONLINE PRESENCE IS PRESERVED

The content needs to be highly relatable to the general public which makes it also a favorable option for them and since it becomes a trend and gains a place on the internet and also creates greater opportunities of the product to reach people on a wider level. The purpose of engaging the public is fulfilled only when the Internet mechanism makes things outreach to a greater audience.

8. THE ANIMATION CONTENT AND THE USE OF COLORS

Marketing is all about what you are able to sell and how you do it, with the inclusion of colorful content the consumers are more engaged and are all interested in the content and the depth of it.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an Animation Studio

Looking for a killer animated video for your company? You're not the only one. There are many like you who must be adopting a strategy or following an effective way to create a high quality animated video. Lacking skills and experience may not allow you to do so. What are supposed to do now? Choose…

Looking for a killer animated video for your company? You're not the only one. There are many like you who must be adopting a strategy or following an effective way to create a high quality animated video. Lacking skills and experience may not allow you to do so. What are supposed to do now? Choose an animation studio that can give you a professional product for your business. It's as simple as that!

But there are a lot of important things that you need to keep in mind when choosing the best studio for animation. Do not you forget choosing the right studio can make you feel overwhelmed as there are plenty out there? Of course, you're looking for a company that can understand what you're looking for. Moreover, it should offer you feasible solutions and be able to create a high-quality video.

Here's a list of five things to be considered when choosing an animation studio:

1. Portfolio – The most important thing you should consider is their portfolio. You need to ask yourself “Is their work effective enough so that it attracts the audience instantly?” We understand that it's easy to get temped by the show that animation studios put up on their website. You must avoid taking that as a complete, convincing factor.

You must ask a professional studio to show you their work portfolio. A good studio would have projects or portfolios that they've handled in the past. These ports help people like you to review what all work has been handled by the experts with a reputable studio.

2. Testimonials – Want to cross-check authenticity of the animation studio you're likely to hire? Make sure you check the reviews, ratings, and recommendations. By doing so, you'll get an idea about the genuineness of the animation studio.

Do not forget to check the testimonials as they play a very important role. Verifying testimonials will help you make a decision whether or not to hire the company for your short animated video.

3. Reasonable Costs – A professional animation studio should charge a reasonable amount for the services they're serving their customers with. If you come across a studio with unusually low prices, it's an indication of a red flag for a non-professional studio that provides inferior quality videos.

4. The Story – An animated video should be able to create a strong and an effective bond between the brand and the viewer. Considering this, it's important for every character to be alive. You must pay attention to the details as you continue watching the samples. If you're able to get the hidden message in the video, it shows the story was communicated in a proper way.

5. Contract – A reputable animation studio will require a contract that talks about specific terms for the project. These terms include project details, copyright issues, and payment terms.

Final Words

Choosing a professional animation studio is not a child's play, but these things when considered will help you choose the best one with confidence. Need we say more?

Animation: A Long Journey

Gone are those days when early cartoonists and animators tried to make motion pictures with hand-drawn sketches and graphics. The great Walt Disney used to hand-draw most of his early works. His work is a pinnacle and an inspiration for modern animators and graphic designers all over the world. Contemporary animated movies are a zenith…

Gone are those days when early cartoonists and animators tried to make motion pictures with hand-drawn sketches and graphics. The great Walt Disney used to hand-draw most of his early works. His work is a pinnacle and an inspiration for modern animators and graphic designers all over the world.

Contemporary animated movies are a zenith in the modern day film industry. Such a top-notch display of graphics, animation and CGI has never been experienced by viewers before.

Technological developments in the field of IT and design, have enabled a plethora of possibilities for modern-day animators. It has become much easier for graphic and animation artists to be ambitious in their endeavors because the technology of our time is supremely permissive, with new and radical advances happening every day.

Animation has come a long and arduous way from its early days, with modern day animated creations being so thoroughly realistic, you could reach out and touch them.

The advent of computers and cutting-edge computer applications, over the years, have been revolutionary and they should be credited for the success of the current animation industry.

Technological advances in the animation industry are a never-ending process and they are expected to grow by leaps and bounds, even surpassing the current trend of 'bigger and better'.

Take CGI, for instance, the Computer Generated Imagery goes beyond the established laws of physics. Animators can have their animated characters perform impossible, sometimes outlandish, feats using advanced CGI.

The current status of CGI is the result of innovations in the way we solve computer algorithms and the improvement in the compactness of integrated circuits, along with the development of various software.

CGI is not only efficient but also cost-effective. It is a cheaper alternative than any other form of animation, not to mention, having to build expensive miniature sets and scenarios. Of course, it has its own weaknesses. CGI animators are yet to capture complex human emotions and movements.

It does not matter how realistic an animated human may look, it will still have limited movements and reactions. Paul Ekman, an American psychologist, has classified human emotions into 6 types, universally present in all the people in the world. The 6 emotions he recognized were happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger, and disgust. He added a seventh emotion, later on, that of attempted.

Animators have not been able to capture all of the emotions mentioned above, as of yet, but with the kind of technological metamorphosis happening every day, this may soon be a reality.

So, what does the future hold for animation and animators?

Well, it's a never-ending process and the future looks bright for animation and animators. For one, Photorealistic Rendering in animation is being used, increasingly.

Paul Walker's death was devastating, for the fans of The Fast & The Furious franchise and the film fraternity in general. What was more frustrating was the fact that he perished in the middle of filming Furious 7.

But that did not stop the filming of the movie instead, the whole film was completed with the help of photorealistic rendering, wherein, a digital double or a virtual actor, complete with Paul Walker's looks and likeness, along with Walker's brother, were used to conclude the movie.

This technology, extremely unavailable, a decade or so ago, would have rendered the film useless and most likely shelved. The untimely death of the lead actor would have caused all filming to be cancelled. In extreme cases, where millions would have been spent and canceling would not be an option, the studio would likely spend millions more in re-shooting with a new cast, in the hope of salvaging the movie.

The day is not far when movie-making will be a much cheaper proposition, as it will get much easier to replace players with their digital likeness. Imagine being able to digitally resurrect an actor, who's been long dead or not available for a particular shoot, due to a scheduling conflict.

Animation sciences will continue to evolve and grow in a magnitude that may surpass the current scenario. Human ingenuity is limitless. As long as we have dreamers, there will be a constant flow of advanced technologies, taking animation to a new high.

Hip Hip Anime!

Large glistening eyes, brightly colored hair, obscure nose and exaggerated facial expression reminds me of only one thing. Can you guess what it is? If your answer is Anime, then BINGO, you just read an otaku's mind! Anime (pronounced: “Ah-nee-may”) is a type of animation usually from Japan. They have their own style and it…

Large glistening eyes, brightly colored hair, obscure nose and exaggerated facial expression reminds me of only one thing.

Can you guess what it is?

If your answer is Anime, then BINGO, you just read an otaku's mind!

Anime (pronounced: “Ah-nee-may”) is a type of animation usually from Japan. They have their own style and it can show that in strange and wonderful ways. Anime also has its own sense of comedy and has a unique way of thinking. It can get really deep and serious, or it can become silliest (like: “Lucky Star”, “Kill Me Baby”) and craziest (like: “Death Note”, “Gintama”) thing you have ever seen. Most Anime shows are based on popular mangas (Japanese Comics), just putting a little more life into them. Anime often covers more serious topics than typical cartoons. In America, cartoons are considered a form of entertainment meant for children. In Japan, people of all ages (no, not newborn babies!) Watch anime. Most shows and movies are centred for kids, adolescent or young adults, but there are also many anime that are made for older crowd even businessmen and housewives!

The word “Anime” is the abbreviated pronunciation of “animation” in Japanese, where this term references all animation. Outside Japan, anime is used to refer specifically animation from Japan or Japanese issued animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. Japanese animation began in 20th century. Katsudo Shashin is claimed to be the earliest Japanese animation. The 1923 Great Kanto earthquake claimed in widespread destruction including demolition of earliest Anime Studios and anime works; leaving Kouchi's Namakura Gatana as the oldest surviving animation.The first anime television series was Otogi Manga Calendar aired from 1961 to 1964.

My introduction to anime was in class four when I watched “City Hunter” in a TV channel, Animax. Although I saw anime (as a matter of fact the plural of anime is anime) like “Doraemon”, “Shinchan”, “Avatar-The last airbender”, “Summer Days with Coo”, “AstroBoy”, “Dragon Ball-Z” “,” Naruto “way back before yet I did not realize the profound sense of anime as it was dubbed in Hindi (rather I would say” contaminated “instead of” dubbed “by old, ridiculous male voices in Hindi who would crack unnecessary, slap-stick jokes deviating viewers from the plot and land you in a hotch-potch of indianised anime). My sister (three years younger than me though I refuse to admit she is more mature than me) took strange interest in Japanese anime like “Tears to Tiara” and “Stigma of the Wind” aired in Animax: which I thought strange at that time as my “patriotic inertia” would prevent me from accepting anything but Indian products. I was first repelled by the fact that all the voice casts were in Japanese and to understand the story I had to take trouble of reading the English subtitles and had to correlate the speech with the video shown; for which great deal of attention was required. It was impossible for me to do both tiring tasks at the same time, so I returned to my old TV channels: Cartoon Network, Nickolodeans, Hungama, Pogo, Boomerang and Jetix.

After a long hiatus, in class seven, I again started experimenting my skills in understanding anime which turned out to be a success, when I first indulged in anime like “Hayate the Combat Butler” and “Fairy Tail”. Oh! Such a sweet poison! After a whole hectic day in school, tuition, swimming classes, art and music classes, and whole other heck lot of activities; I waited only to sit back and relax to watch these anime. At that time, nothing mattered to me; not even my parents, friends and teachers. In that virtual realms of pleasure I could tackle my defeats and sufferings as easily as I had taken in successes. Nothing bothered me, except when I had to attend phone calls or to open door, if any guest comes when the anime shows were ingoing. However, anime hardly did affect my studies as after watching two hour long program, I suffered from PADS (Post Anime Depression Syndrome) for which I suffered the guilt of wasting time which was more intensified by my mother's rebuke (I would like to describe this situation as “Kata Ghaye nuun-er Chheta”) and this justification would propel me to study harder, concentrate and work for longer hours and this occurred as daily routine for me; so I could easily outdo most of the students being it studying or swimming or any other work.

Since to all guardians, I would like to request to allow your kids to watch anime as it worked out for me (maybe I have strange wirings in my brain!). Watching anime would certainly help you to hone your literary, vocabulary and analytical skills. More importantly, it would serve as an immense source of entertainment, at least way beyond the league of daily Indian soaps.

Understanding the culture of origin is very important to realize the plot, be it Japanese anime, Korean Aeni webtoons, Chinese Manhua Anime or American sitcoms (which I suffered when I was novice in watching anime). If you have watched any anime, you will probably notice that the characters behaving differently and things in general (like houses, transportation, eating etc.) are bit different from what you used to. Probably the most reliable apprentice between Japanese animation and others is the artwork where huge eyes (larger than nose), brightly colored hair, some well-endowed characters and exaggerated emotional expressions and gestures are typical of anime. Being hand-drawn, anime is separated from reality providing an ideal path for escapism into which audiences can immerse themselves with relative ease. The production of anime focusses less on the animation movement and more on the realism of settings like “The Garden of Words”.

The opening and credit sequences of most anime are accompanied by Japanese rock or pop song which may related with the anime series, by popular bands. “Nanairo Namida” by Tomato n 'Pine of anime “Beelzebub” and “Just Awake” of anime “Hunter X Hunter” are some of my favorite anime songs, which you can try out.

As there are several types of anime, one need to classify them in different genres, some of them are: Action, Music, Mecha, Adventure, Mystery, Bishounen, Yuri, Yaoi, Akuma, Seinen, Shoujo, Shounen, Kodomo, Slice of Life and many more. Whether you're a die-hard anime fan (like me generally labeled as “otaku”), a casual watcher, an interested onlooker or commoner from non-anime domain: anime genres will equip you with some basic knowledge and help you to venture the anime world with ease and delight.

I am going to share some memorable quotes of anime which etched my heart are:

• Motoko Kusanagi of “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence”

“We weep for blood of a bird but not for the blood of a fish.

• Shinchi Akiyama of “Liar Game”

“People SHOULD be doubted. Many people misunderstand this concept. Doubting people is just a part of getting to know them. It is actually 'apathy'. ”

• Hachiman Hikigaya of “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU”

“If truth is cruel

Then

Lie must be kind

Then

Kindness must be lie ”

You can watch anime on TV by subscribing to Animax, Aniplus, AnimeCental, TV Tokyo or on internet on sites like animehaven.to, kissanime, Funimation.com, Netflix, Crunchyroll.com, hulu, YouTube etc.

ENJOY WATCHING ANIME!

How Animation Plays a Crucial Role in Improving UX

It is a well-informed fact that humans are visual creatures. We are often responsive to what we see. This is the reason why companies make use of attractive visual signs to leave an impact on customers. For many years, animation has been used to delight and fascinate users. The role of animation is not limited…

It is a well-informed fact that humans are visual creatures. We are often responsive to what we see. This is the reason why companies make use of attractive visual signs to leave an impact on customers. For many years, animation has been used to delight and fascinate users. The role of animation is not limited to its eye-catching ability; rather, it can lead to successful interaction and also improve the meaning of a user interface. Apart from adding to the cool quotient of your product, animation also plays a significant role in retaining the attention of users.

Here are some ways in which animation plays a crucial role in improving UX:

1. Loading Sequences Keep Users Hooked

Using animation even before the screen starts to load can help in retaining the attention of users. Even a slight increase in the loading time can lead to loss of conversions. Animation plays a vital role in hiding the load time by keeping users visually occupied. An interactive design, in fact, can make websites and apps more interactive, especially when they are loading. For instance, when the loading bar moves from the left or the page slides slowly from the right, these tricks can help in keeping users hooked.

2. Animation Controls Users' Focus

Animation plays a vital role in controlling users' focus. When animation occurs in the wrong place, it can distract users. For instance, the 'Back to Top' button allows users to go back to the menu even after they scroll down the page. This can turn out to be a complete distraction. This button, in fact, can be used more intelligently. It can be placed on the right side of the screen as users often spend more time on the left. Instead of changing its position, the button can be designed in such a way that it fades away slowly. This way it will grab lesser attention of the visitors to the site and make them concentrate on the content before going back to the menu.

3. Prevents Users from Getting Lost

When web pages change instantly, users tend to lose the context. Animation can be used to make such transitions more obvious and smoother. This is also a great way to make the navigation of a site more intuitive. After all, visitors definitely do not want to be left guessing about whether changes have been made to the interface.

4. Provided Information

When animations are controlled, they can serve as hints to visitors. Animations, when used in the right way, can turn out to be an excellent source of information. From showing an error to turning on the green notification, animation can turn out to be perfect source to provide information to users.

Animation is not about showing off the expertise of designers; rather it can be utilized smartly to make web transitions smoother and simpler.

Benefits of 2D 3D Animation

2D animated videos We all love animation, in fact, we have grown up watching them. Do you remember those days when as a kid, you wanted to be a part of the animated world? Well, thanks to technology, with the evolution of 3D animation services, this dream has become partially true! 2D process is different…

2D animated videos

We all love animation, in fact, we have grown up watching them. Do you remember those days when as a kid, you wanted to be a part of the animated world? Well, thanks to technology, with the evolution of 3D animation services, this dream has become partially true! 2D process is different from that of 3D in terms of latest technology, which lets you connect and identify more with the animated world which was not possible with the 2D animated videos. However, the rise of 3D animation services has not affected the popularity. This traditional form of is still used in making most animated explainer videos by many corporate companies. Such is the aura of 2D animation! Let us now consider the unique qualities of 2D animated videos which make it still the most preferred choice in the area of ​​animation.

OLD IS GOLD

We all are well acquainted with this thought and as a matter of fact, we trust it too. 2D services have been well tested and tested through ages and have been giving positive results every single time. Whatever the concept is, you can always rely on 2D services. The best part is that almost any animation services company offer 2D animation services.

LOW PRODUCTION COST

Not every one of us can bear the cost of harnessing the 3D technology. 2D process is simple, quick and that's the reason it comes with a comparatively low production cost. In 3D animated videos, it is mandatory to bring in lifelike characters into the animated videos to make it look more realistic. Such is not the case with 2D videos. It has its own style and it comes with a comparatively lower production cost than 3D services.

ERRORS CAN BE FIXED EASILY

What if an image in the animated video goes wrong for some reason? Or what if it simply does not comply with the client's needs? Then you might have to fix errors right? Well, let me tell you, fixing errors is always easy if you have produced a 2D animated video. You just need to redraw the error and you're almost done!

TAKES LESS TIME

You bought to take the help of 2D services, in case you are working on a really tight schedule. It takes less time in production as compared to 3D services. This is because there is no need of a third dimension in 2D animated videos. Also, 2D animation services do not have the pressure to create real-looking images like that of 3D services and since they take less time in covering the production process.

SIMPLE

All of us are wired in a way that we are bound to get attracted towards simplicity. An animated video should be simple and compelling. 3D service has no doubt given us many additional features which can make your video stunning. But not all videos need all of those 3D features. Sometimes more graphics and images tend to make the explainer video complex and hence may disrupt the entire message. So, if you are working on a complex project, you should reconsider using 3D and switch to 2D animation services.

EASY

As compared to 3D, it is easier to produce a 2D animated video. This is because of its less involvement of latest technology and software. Too much of advanced technology used in the 3D animated videos can make things a bit complex. But 2D services is known for its simplicity and hence easy from every angle.

ARTISTIC FREEDOM

While 3D animation process replicates the real world to create more lifelike animation, 2D animation process, on the other hand, offers more artistic freedom. You are free to depict strange actions with 2D animated videos and make your animation more compelling and fun.

Therefore, one might say that 2D animation process limits one's choices. But let me tell you, this is not the case. It does not limit one's choice, instead, widens it. Because everyone can use it with ease. Its features such as simplicity, low production cost, less time consuming, easy error fixing capacity and the artistic freedom, makes it still the first choice of animators all over the world.

How to Write an Explainer Video Script

The script is the most important part of the explainer video production process for good reason. You can have all the pretty design elements you like, mesmerizing animation and a killer soundtrack, but if the script does not clear explain what you need to get across and hook the viewer in, your explainer will not…

The script is the most important part of the explainer video production process for good reason. You can have all the pretty design elements you like, mesmerizing animation and a killer soundtrack, but if the script does not clear explain what you need to get across and hook the viewer in, your explainer will not work.

Here's a typical explainer video script that you might 'hear:

Meet Jim. He does this job.

His life sucks because of these problems.

But now there's this amazing product / service!

It fixes all of Jim's problems in this innovative way and also does these other amazing things that Jim never even dreamed of. It can make your life better too.

Go to amazingproduct.com and sign up now.

Amazing Product. There is no better product.

Now, granted, this oversimplified version of a user-case scenario may sound a bit tired, and we're not suggesting that every explainer should sound the same, but it covers all the basics and allows us a chance to examine the key elements of an explainer script.

Let's break it up, and take a closer look:

The intro

Meet Jim. He does this job.

His life sucks because of these problems.

Straight off the bat, the viewer is given a situation which we hope he or she can identify with: she also has that problem! And she can not wait to find out how to fix it.

The danger here is that there are often loads of problems and so it's easy to stay here too long, going on and on about all the pitfalls of the current way things are done. That's not necessary. Establish the issue and move on to the solution as soon as you can. And do not go too wild in your description of the problem! Some products simply make life easier – the world was turning long before your new pineapple peeler came on the market …

Your product

But now there's this amazing product / service!

It fixes all of Jim's problems in this innovative way and also does these other amazing things that Jim never even dreamed of. It can make your life better too.

Now you tell the world what you've got. Introduce the product or service, outline how it solves the problem, some of the key features and benefits and try to spur the viewer's imagination of how she could use it. This is what they call your USP – your Unique Selling Proposition that will offer a unique or differentiated solution for their pain point. You're now relatable and likeable.

Call to action

Always, always, have a call to action. A web address, a social media handle, anything – as long as it sends the viewer somewhere once you have their attention. There's no point identifying with them, offering a solution and then … leaving. Give them the thing they need to take the next step in using your product or service – a way to get in touch.

And keep it short! If you can say it in 1 minute, why use 2?

As long as you've deleted your script entertaining, engaging and memorable, and give the viewer a way to take you up on your offer, your explainer video gets you 90% of the way towards converting a potential lead into a loyal client.

Animated Images in Commercials Are a Turn Off

While some may be amused by them the sight of animated animals promoting things like insurance or other resources is a real turn off. A case in point is an ad which features meerkats siting around a table eating, drinking coffee, and talking about finances. The effect is way over the top. This gorgeous species…

While some may be amused by them the sight of animated animals promoting things like insurance or other resources is a real turn off. A case in point is an ad which features meerkats siting around a table eating, drinking coffee, and talking about finances. The effect is way over the top. This gorgeous species should not be exploited for commercial benefits. What kind of sick mind sees them as representative of consumers of such things?

Having once worked in the advertising business where animation was employed to show the effect of fly spray was educational about how difficult it is to do. It involves a series of photos of images that are moved a fraction at a time. It can involve hundreds of such movements for just a one-minute ad.

It might have been clever when first done but now the advertising industry looks so hooked on it that watching television and seeing these clips is very off-putting. One wonders why it is so attractive to do it in the first place? Surely it is not a money-saving exercise and what is wrong with using humankind to advertise such products?

Such animations are used to show animals playing sports, sun baking on beaches, winning championship races, and talking down to humans as if their intelligence level is above them. If this is what the executive producers of such imagine as a selling point for products, then something is terribly wrong.

My mind is one that enjoys reality, as do so many of my friends. As a spiritual person I find fiction and make-believe are areas against my psyche. If someone wants to sell something to me then they need to present it as a human person who knows what my brain needs to hear in order to be convinced. Otherwise they are wasting their time. This is probably how most genuine purchasers would see it as well.

Relish Your Favorite Cartoon Shows Online

If you ask someone the best way to deal with a non-acquiescent toddler, the reply will be to get the kid busy with cartoons. Reason being cartoons match up their vivid and extraordinary imagination. They are bright, colorful and appealing. Confined to nourish in a limited area (home to school and vice versa), kids unfold…

If you ask someone the best way to deal with a non-acquiescent toddler, the reply will be to get the kid busy with cartoons. Reason being cartoons match up their vivid and extraordinary imagination. They are bright, colorful and appealing. Confined to nourish in a limited area (home to school and vice versa), kids unfold a new terrain with each particular show they watch. While Tom and Jerry confer them with insurmountable joy and fun, Mowgli bestows the knowledge that life is way bigger and beyond than they discern. Considering these shows are very conversational, they get under their skin effortlessly and effectively contemplate the proceedings. Not only they entertain but also tender ethics and moral values ​​in the most effortless manner.

There is a reason behind their fondness for characters such as Chhota Bheem and Spider-man. Surely they are grounded in reality. But it's their qualities that most beguile them. In spite of embodying fantastical abilities, their ego never overpowers their nobility. Such elements compel the children to follow their heroes and become a righteous person in life.

Likewise, the diversity in the fictional realm of cartoons bewilders them. Considering that most of us live in a uniform place or society, kids find the assorted characters captivating. Just like their diversified friends in school, the diverse bunch of individuals in their favorite cartoon shows going shoulder to shoulder delights them.

This playful and unadulterated form of entertainment has inclined the interest of adults too. While they have shown like Daredevil and Stranger Things on Netflix to enjoy, the wonders orchestrated shows like Tin-Tin and 'Vikram-Betaal' befits their liking.

The only issue was that cartoon shows were not available online for streaming before. But thank heavens; the advancement in technology has made everything seemingly impossible, possible. Cartoon shows too can be now watched online. Although a lot of kids still prefer watching LIVE TV, those who find hard to manage time for them like the option of watching (or even binge watching) their favorite shows online.

Out of the many benefits of watching cartoons online in Hindi, the foremost advantage is that it's free of cost. While one has to pay monthly rent to gain access to their favorite channels, online streaming includes no charges. Furthermore, it is fairly an easy process. Almost all of us incorporated some smartphone or a tablet at the present time. So, watching cartoon shows online gets very easy. Even those not good with operating gadgets can adjust the settings without a hitch and enjoy the service. Also, there is no limitation of watching cartoon shows at a specific place or time. Since the Internet is available everywhere 24 X 7, kids can experience their beloved shows anytime, anywhere.

Pop Art Vector

Step 1: Pop Art Vector To start out our pop art vector tutorial, we will start from a line drawing of the face in close up. This line drawing could have been with simple strokes, nothing too complicated. Next, we'll create the shadows with objects filled with solid black. Use the Pen Tool (P) to…

Step 1: Pop Art Vector
To start out our pop art vector tutorial, we will start from a line drawing of the face in close up. This line drawing could have been with simple strokes, nothing too complicated.

Next, we'll create the shadows with objects filled with solid black. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the objects and try to give volume and movement to the illustration. Take a special look at how we drew the hair strokes and the shadow under the chin.

Step 2
Choose the colors you'd like to use in your pop art vector illustrations. I chose the typical colors used in pop art illustrations to make a more obvious effect, but you can choose the colors that better represent your photo (if you made the drawing from a photo) or illustration.

Step 3
Next, we'll create the swatches for the dots background of the objects.

We need the grid guideline to make the dots swatch for every color. Reveal the grid by going to View> Show Grid. Make sure you have “Snap to Grid” enable. Go to View> Snap Grid to check if it's enabled. If it has a check mark next to it, it's enabled. If it does not, click to enable.

Draw two circles with the Ellipse Tool (L). Hold the Shift key while drawing the ellipse to constrain the proportions and create the circle. The space between the circles would determine the predominant color in the swatch. The closer the circles are, the more predominant the circle's color would be the background color. Also, the more space the dots have, the more noticeable they would be to the human eye. In this tutorial, I'd like them to be pretty noticeable.

Step 4
Now duplicate the two circles and rotate them 90 degrees using the Rotate Tool (R). Click and hold the Shift key to rotate in increments of 45 degrees. Next, draw a square with the Rectangle Tool (M) where each side goes through the circles' center point.

Step 5
Duplicate four times each set of square + dots, one for each color that our illustration has. Now fill each set of circles with the colors of our illustration. Finally, fill the square with white. Now we are ready to create the swatches from this elements! Select the first square with the circles inside and go to Edit> Define Pattern. Name your swatch if you'd like, and click OK to create the swatch. Repeat the process for the other colors. You'll see the new swatches available in the Swatches Panel.

Step 6
Replace the colors of the objects in our illustration with the new swatches. Select each object and click on the corresponding swatch in the Swatch Panel. Definitely starting to look like a pop art vector!

If you are unhappy with the way any of the swatches look as patterns in your illustration, you can play with the background color to create other tones.

Step 7
Now we are going to take care of the strokes used to give expression to the face. This is single strokes with no fill. There are some for the nose profile, cheeks, forehead, etc. Open the brushes panel (Window> Brushes) and click on the top right icon to reveal its menu. Select Open Brush Library> Artistic> Artistic_Ink.

A new panel will appear. Now select one of the strokes and click on the bottom brush named “Tapered Stroke” in the panel we just opened. Do the same with the rest of the strokes. I applied the brush to all of my elements in the illustration to have the edges between them perfectly aligned.

Step 8
If the brush for the expression lines is too wide or too thin (depends on the size of your illustration), you can adjust the brush width. Go to the brush panel where you'll find the brush you use for the expression lines. When you select a brush in any of the brush library panels, it's added automatically to the main Brush Panel. Double click on the brush and in the Width slider, move the arrow to the left to make the stroke thinner or to the right to make them wider. Click OK when you're finished.

Vector Art Techinque

Vector Art is a technique, which means art created with vector-based programs. Vector art basically uses dots, lines, and curves. Vector programs take note of the relationship between these elements. This allows images created to vary their scale without losing quality or pixelating. In comparison, pixels lose quality when they are raised above 100% of…

Vector Art is a technique, which means art created with vector-based programs. Vector art basically uses dots, lines, and curves. Vector programs take note of the relationship between these elements. This allows images created to vary their scale without losing quality or pixelating. In comparison, pixels lose quality when they are raised above 100% of their size.

Popular vector programs are Illustrator, Freehand, Corel Draw, and Flash. Almost everything created with these programs is considered as vector work. I say “almost” because there are exceptions to each rule. If your vector work battles vector images with raster images, I'm afraid that it is no longer a vector work (and surely does not belong to the Vector Gallery).

For example: to finish your vector work, you think that your work is missing something, and you put it in Photoshop to give it a small texture, trying to complete it more. At that moment it is no longer a vector work, and you should upload it to “Digital art> Mixed Media”. In the same way, if you take the rasterized texture and put it in Illustrator by applying a layer style, nor would it be a vector work.

As this texture can not be increased by over 100%, it makes your vector technically useless after raster images in original size. Do not even think that you can not add textures to your vector work. Many of these programs come equipped with samples of detailed patterns, textured brushes, even with “Live Trace”, which as its name indicates, paths raster images and converts them into vector graphics.

Reiterating and ensuring there is no confusion, here is a list with programs generally considered as raster-based: Photoshop, Painter, MS Paint and a great free alternative, Gimp. Basically, everything created with this program is considered rasterized image. A few of these programs are able to create images with points, lines, and curves, just as a vector program would do.

The same Photoshop can make images based on vectors, however, they are usually considered “vexel” because vexel artists usually include brush strokes on their images (for hair, etc.).

Speaking of brushes. Just because you have downloaded and installed a set of brushes for Photoshop (or any other raster image program) that has the word “vector” in its title, it does NOT mean that your work is vectorial. These brushes come in various sizes, and no matter what resolution you apply them, they can never be increased above 100% of their size without losing quality.

Put simply, Vector is not a style like Anime, but it is a medium like charcoal. Asking what vector art looks like is like asking what oil paintings look like. It may resemble Rembrandt, Picasso, or a painted one with the fingers of a fifth grader.

5 Time-Saving Tips For Your Animated Video Project

The art of animation requires a lot of time and effort. But this long process offers a good deal of reward. Since the process involves a lot of time, you may be looking for some time-saving tips. Given below are some tips that may help. Read on. 1) Plan your video Before you plan, you…

The art of animation requires a lot of time and effort. But this long process offers a good deal of reward. Since the process involves a lot of time, you may be looking for some time-saving tips. Given below are some tips that may help. Read on.

1) Plan your video

Before you plan, you should know the kind of animated video that you want to make. Next, you should find out how you should create it. Is it going to be an explainer video? Is it going to be just an animated video for a product launch? As a matter of fact, it all begins with planning.

2) Use the ready-made animated templates

With ready-made animated templates, you can save a lot of time and go straight to the actual work. This will help a lot if you are going to make a short animated video.

3) Divide your project into smaller parts

If you have a big project to do, you may lose track of things. For instance, if you are a builder, you can not work on all aspects of the project at the same time. The project will involve a lot of stages, such as design, foundation, roof, plumbing, insulation and so on. What you need to do is break your project down into small projects.

To take a start, you should prioritize your tasks. For this, you should make a script first. As soon as you have worked on the prioritized tasks, you should keep working on the next tasks.

4) Use ready-made animated assets

Actually, some animators do have the time and tools for making a video from start to end. However, it's important to keep in mind that this is a timely process. On some sites, you can find a lot of pre-made animations that you can use for this purpose. So, you should use these animated assets as well.

5) Evaluate your work

You may also want to make an evaluation of your work at different stages as this may save you plenty of time down the road. During the evaluation stage, you may find errors. As a result of these errors, your perception may change and this not a big deal. As a matter of fact, the editing may take much more time than you expected. Instead of doing the evaluation at the end, it will be a good idea to do the evaluation after you have done a scene.

Hire a professional

Lastly, if you do not have the time or skills to do the animation on your own, we suggest that you look for a good video animator. While this may cost some money, you will not need to spend your precious time on the project.

So, if you have been looking for some tips to save some time on your video animation projects, we suggest that you use the tips given above. This way you can do the project the right way in addition to saving a great deal of time.