Smiling Friends is everything you miss about independent animation.
Topic: 3D 2D mixed
How some of the realistic 3D and stylized 2D animations were created in Netflix’s anthology “Love, Death, and Robots.”
How and why Miraculous Ladybug started out as a dark 2D anime but became a cute 3D children’s show.
Snakes breakdance in this terrible movie featuring a serpent who snorts sand and has a surfer dude voice. Details on how the trippy 2D/3D sequence in the middle of the film is animated.
Live commentary on animation in the game Masquerada, an RPG where you run around in a mask and investigate the case of a missing person.
Investigating a sneaky scene from Nichijou that switches between 3D and 2D animation.
Animating to sell toys and combining 2D effects with 3D animation for action-packed fight sequences.
Witness the insanity of making your own series for TV with Lloyd the Rock’n Unicorn.
A glimpse into the future of animation in VR with this Gorillaz music video.
Ten different developers from around the world explain how to draw art and animations for 2D, 3D, and Virtual Reality video games.
Tarboy is still amazing by today’s Flash animation standards. It even makes use of the little-known 3D tools.
A creepy black and white animated feature for the end of October. How to tell if a 2D animation is actually 3D.
Comparison of an original inspired animation to Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movies.
3D and 2D mixed together in one sexy music video. Magic fingers. Symbolism. Knee blemishes.
A fun episode about “bad” animations with guest Antony C!