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  1. All those MTV cartoons in the late 90s/early 2000s had the right idea, animating with thick outlines is way easier than thin ones. Daria should be the gold standard.

    about 9 days ago from web
    1. @zeldatra Work in HD, design for SD

      about 9 days ago from web
      1. @scribus I’m sure it’s eyeroll-inducing when I talk about how I think The Simpsons looked better before the switch to HD but this is basically exactly why. The new studio is better about it than Film Roman was but the crispness of the art drew a lot of attention to the crudeness of the character designs and made the whole product look a lot worse. The brighter colors are headache inducing. The improved readability of small movements means characters aren’t moving much at all. And now that things are going into 4K that’s all probably gonna get a lot worse. There are gonna be a thousand individually animated objects in a single frame just to prove it can be done. It’s gonna be visual overstimulation like you wouldn’t believe.

        about 9 days ago from web
        1. @zeldatra Overstimulation... That's what I sometimes feel watching anime. Some try to fill a frame with so much detail and end up distracting at best and unreadable at worst.

          about 8 days ago from web
          1. @adiwan Kind of how I felt with Bless the Harts. It's like amateur movies, where they used cheap cameras and full-focus lenses, and everything is clear but nothing clearly stands out. Sort of a soap opera effect.

            about 8 days ago from web