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Question: Do you think that the average politician does what is best for the people instead of themselves?
Politicians are more self-interested - votes: 3214 (94.9%)
Politicians put the people above themselves - votes: 174 (5.1%)
There were 3388 total votes.
The poll ended: March 20th 2021
Sigh, what has the world been coming to...
» Transdude1996 on March 20th, 2021, 2:37pm
» achyif on March 20th, 2021, 4:13pm
» kurotaito on March 20th, 2021, 5:06pm
» Trimutius on March 20th, 2021, 5:42pm
» dreamer00013 on March 20th, 2021, 5:54pm
» Ceiye on March 20th, 2021, 7:11pm
As for everything else, it all depends on what it's used for (and I imagine most people don't recognize how much animation mixes with each other)
Like, TV anime is probably should stick with traditional methods until Japan can get their 3D animation up to par with 3D animation in the west. This is not because they CAN'T do it, but because despite those sweet sakuga moments, a vast majority of it is still produced as fast as possible, with episodes being finished shockingly close to the air date. 3D animation needs actual time to really make it shine. It might be better suited for movies (the Lupin movie proves that they CAN do it with anime movies). I can also go on an entire thing about how we take too many 2D techniques into 3D and replicating all that instead of taking advantage of what 3D is best suited for and adapting is making the medium feel worse, but that's a different can of worms
Depending on what they are used for, I think people conflate traditional cel animation and 2D vector-based animation. If the latter is done well, you don't think about it that much.
Motion graphics are cute. They do their job for informative videos. Nothing really wrong with that. Pretty sure Ikuhara would want to make an entire anime out of that if he could. I'd watch it.
» docdesanta on March 20th, 2021, 9:14pm
» kuchra on March 24th, 2021, 11:43am
(Classic Tom and Jerry is the best animated work ever created IMO. I can watch the same episode over and over again, and laugh every single time, it's actually quite impressive.)
» fovika on March 24th, 2021, 1:35pm
» Transdude1996 on March 24th, 2021, 6:33pm
Traditional cel animation: Everything before 1990
2D vector-based animation: Everything done in Flash (Wakfu, MLP:FiM, Newgrounds animations
3D animation: Pixar, Dreamworks, BlueSky, ReBoot, Jimmy Neutron, Get Ed, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, VeggieTales
Motion graphics: The animated sequences in Monty Python, Clutch Cargo, the "comic" in Dead Space: Extraction
Stop motion: Aardman, Laika, The Nightmare Before Christmas
» redlinks on March 24th, 2021, 7:01pm
» Sugarshark on March 24th, 2021, 11:50pm
but the newer stuff is superior.
I showed my friend(an animator of modest skill) a 15yr old clip the intro for ParaKiss and asked how much work it took to have the shop windows reflect in the chrome of the car driving and the same was true for the windows reflecting the car
"oh that's easy"
those animators of old must weep at the beauty produced with little to no effort
» Joese on March 25th, 2021, 5:01pm
I remember as a kid how I liked to draw Post-It to do a rough motion pictures and tried to paint on windows and made a sort of Light table to draw and maintain my drawings similar to each other.
I haven't watched any animations recently, but I the last one I saw was made by SHAFT studio and, I must say that if done correctly the combination of them looks great (It's similar to when they play with the different camera shots in movies).