Creative Character Design Based On Combination of 2D And 3D Characteristics
This research (Dec 2014) combines the need for innovation in character design with the idea of combining 2D and 3D characteristics to create an original and appealing character style. The goal has been to benefit from the capabilities of 3D animation while implementing the simplicity of 2D designs. I studied character design and analyzed examples of existing animated characters followed by experiments with different approaches to combining 2D and 3D character elements. Based on the results of these experiments, I designed a set of characters that combine both 2D and 3D components. These characters have been rigged, animated and rendered to demonstrate their functionality.