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Posted 4/3/12
Experimenting with perspective (as much as one can in Comipo) and stuff like the shadow trick. I got a critique on Comic Fury so I figure its probably time to stop being lazy and improve my composition. I also left out sound effects and such on this page, and its possible I might just keep it that way though I am not totally decided. Perhaps I'll just tone it down a bunch.

Lighting was also something suggested, though ComiPo can't really do much about that so I may just have to break out the Wacom tablet and do light and shadow stuff by hand as post processing.

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Posted 4/4/12 , edited 4/4/12
I don't think lightning is very crucial unless the scene deliberately pointed out a light source like in a dramatic scene or sunlight/sunset. But that might be just me.

And for shadows on the character, I don't think putting a completely black models are good.
I usually copied the character layer, put it right below the original character layer (so that it would show the copied layer on top of the original), and then tinkers with the transparency, brightness, and blur, and then resize them a bit, to fit where the position of the light is.

Umm, I'll work on a tutorial when I get back home.

EDIT: All right, it's done.
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Posted 4/4/12
I may give that a try, though the only thing I'm iffy about is the tail up top where part of the shadow hangs in mid-air. Though I think it would work for some models.
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Posted 4/19/12
Nice lighting tip!
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Posted 3/10/13 , edited 3/10/13

TatsukiTakatsuki wrote:


PatrickCRNews wrote:

eternal_shenlong: I thought it was cool! Don't let anyone tell you what to do!


It's not cool, it reeks of horrible Narutard weeaboo.


Whatever man. Chill out.

Back on topic, does anyone know if it is possible to pose hands or individual parts of the body? I have seen some obscure videos but it seems it's only preset posings, which would be bad. Actually, having worked with some other 3D posing software, I know it isn't hard to do, you just clic individual joins, and pose them, like a 3d skeleton. If this isn't in the program I don't know if I will get it, and just continue using other 3D software. Which would be a shame because I'd really love to do some 3Desque manga, and this program is perfect But if I can't pose hand fingers arms or legs in pretty much the way I feel like, I don't see the point. Hell, if I wanted to, I'd like to be able to make a character give the reader the finger, heh.

As much as I have seen of the program, it has lots of potential, but it seems to me as if it's not being realized. I mean, 4 sets of clothing? 4 sets of colors for each clothing? That's like 32 cloting options, 16 male and 16 female. The good part about manga in general is the unique characters as far as I am concerned. Do they add stuff over time, or is the program a dead fish/only sell upgrades?

OK, a bit off topic, but still. I just wanted to ask someone who works in the program these things.

One love.

*EDIT* Wow, I am such a necromancer Sorry for digging up this old thread, I forgot to check the dates before posting.
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^Hah, its cool man, nobody uses this forum anymore. Hell, I'll be surprised if you come back to see this.

Anyways, at this point the posing abilities are pretty limited. You can change the angle of the head and the two hands, but thats all. Honestly, its not as limiting as it sounds if your capable of working outside the box, but its certainly far from perfect. Personally, what I would suggest is if your already able to work with other 3D posing software I would say get that and create your characters, then put the characters into ComiPo as 3D models and continue from there.Reason I say that is while ComiPo is a little on the weak side in the self-posing side of things, it has a lot of benefits as a sequencer and general page layout tool that you cant readily replicate with Photoshop and the like.

As for upgrades and updates, its slow, but it does happen. There are paid packs of data and free packs of data that come at a rate of about one every few months. Its worth noting at this point that what you get in the program is not what you are confined to using though, ComiPo supports 2d and 3d data import, so you can ferret around on the internet for what you need.

The site I link to below is pretty much dead in the water, but its a treasury of links for ComiPo user data.

http://www.comipoforums.com/comipo-resources/
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Posted 3/28/13 , edited 3/28/13
Yup, ComiPo is great for story-boarding and laying out a general paneling!
And, at the very least, if you have absolutely ZERO drawing experience, it's a step up from that.

I figured out a lot of stuff just by playing around with ComiPo.

Thanks for your community Support Spectre!
Also, Congratulations on winning the contest!
Actually, now that I read it, there were supposed to be 5 winners, and there were only 5 entries....
I probably could have entered something. But oh well, maybe the other New ComiPo users will bring new life to the community with their new prizes!
What was the prize anyways?

Oh, and I guess it would be prudent to post the following for FUTURE GENERATIONS:

NOTE TO NEW FORUM USERS:

A new ComiPo gallery has been created and combined with the new "Crunchyroll Comics" ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/comipo )
The Crunchroll Comics forum can be found here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumcategory-564297
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So i'm not the only one who still comes around here then lol.

I actually dont know what the prize is in entirety since I haven't laid hands on it yet, it arrived at my home after I left for an extended holiday in the United Kingdom. Based on what LadyManson told me its 2 T-shirts and lots of orange wristbandy things.
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Found the solution to the stray hair. just remove it before you turn the character into a shadow.
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