2D animation

  • December 26, 2013
  • 1 Like
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: iamgabo
  • License: CC-BY-SA
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Hi. This is a project created for a free software event in my hometown. The idea basically was to transmit a warm and a friendly ambient, far from the sometimes cold connotations of this kind of events. Also this was an opportunity to give Blender a different approach, using it for an AfterEffects-like 2D animation. The proposal was done following a little script and the voice-over. All the textures were created in house with Inkscape, a little bit of Gimp and some touchs in the Blender UV editing. The song is called «My dog» by The Fumes

All sounds from Freesound



  • mofx profile picture

    Wow, really nice, being a motion graphics artist myself, it will be very interesting how you pulled off the 2D look in Blender. Question, Doing something like this in AE would be pretty quick, how was it to do in Blender? Thanks for sharing.

    Written December 27, 2013
  • iamgabo profile picture

    Hi mofx. I've never used AE so i presume this kind of animation could be easily done in it. I've heard that the way it works with planes and the realtime rendering is amazing and a great advantage. I have a lot of pain during the process, i must say :)

    But it must be as any learning process. The thing is: it could be done in Blender too. The problem is: Blender is aimed for 3D artists, not for Industrial Designers, nor Architectural modelers, and so on. So yeah, it's very sacrified working with this kind of aesthetic. Maybe if we start to doing some noise the developers pay attention to this portion of users and the things could change a little bit... Working with planes and such could end in a mess if you aren't organized, especially when naming materials, bones (if they exist) and so. In the beginning i've managed to have the Blend organized, but in the end the time runs out and i end with multiple Material.00x and Plane.00x.

    As i say, i never worked with AE, maybe i'll take a look to see the workaround in it and take the feedback to Blendah.

    Happy blending!

    Written December 27, 2013
  • TheGIWI profile picture

    But your work is still good regardless of which software you used. I am a motion graphist too and I will look at how you built your project to see how I too can achieve the 2D animation look.

    Edited January 16, 2014
  • buzo profile picture

    Interesting enough, even though I am an ignorant in animation (by now).

    Written December 27, 2013
  • iamgabo profile picture


    Written December 27, 2013
  • lucasromerodb profile picture

    Ahhh gato no sab

    Written April 27, 2014
  • iamgabo profile picture

    Putin, si lo sub

    Written April 28, 2014
  • Januz profile picture

    Te pasaste! Muy buena la animaci

    Edited June 27, 2014
  • superblendercrazy profile picture

    Really really cool that you made this using Blender.

    Written April 12, 2016
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