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I haven't followed anime for a few years, when did this start and who thought it was a good idea? Do they think that the lazy 3D background characters and lame 3D mechas aren't enough?

Compare that to something like... Gundam UC... faith in anime dying.

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They look soooooooooo bad tbh
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They want to try something new.
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i saw a trailer from an upcoming anime movie made in 3D and it looked awful.
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It's WAY cheaper to produce
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Posted 5/3/15 , edited 5/4/15
Its easier to render stuff in cgi.

CGI isn't always bad, look at Space Battleship Yamato (the new ova series)

It looks bloody fantastic.

CGI when used correctly can look gorgeous and create smooth and realistic mechanical structures.

However, when poorly used and often shoddily animated, it can look really out of place.
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Posted 5/3/15 , edited 5/4/15
depends how much effort is put into the actual animation. Sometimes it can look really good, other times it looks like weightless puppets on strings.

The CG in Etotama for example I'm actually quite enjoying.
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I wish I could find a gif of it but there was an especially bad example of this in Madan no Ou to Vanadis. Whenever they were fighting, they were surrounded by CG soldiers just doing the same swinging animation over and over again. It looked so stupid.
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xxJing wrote:

I wish I could find a gif of it but there was an especially bad example of this in Madan no Ou to Vanadis. Whenever they were fighting, they were surrounded by CG soldiers just doing the same swinging animation over and over again. It looked so stupid.


The super animations in the new Guilty Gear are a particularly egregious example.

What it really makes me think of though is way back in the '90s the Babylon 5 space stuff. My first realization of 'man CG can look BAD!'
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3d is the best yo
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windsagio wrote:


xxJing wrote:

I wish I could find a gif of it but there was an especially bad example of this in Madan no Ou to Vanadis. Whenever they were fighting, they were surrounded by CG soldiers just doing the same swinging animation over and over again. It looked so stupid.


The super animations in the new Guilty Gear are a particularly egregious example.

What it really makes me think of though is way back in the '90s the Babylon 5 space stuff. My first realization of 'man CG can look BAD!'


I don't think they are all that bad. Although the cell-shaded animes do have the problem of low frame-rates being extremely noticeable. Go watch Arpeggio of the Blue Steel, in that one it is really bad. Where hand drawn animation uses tricks to make 12 fps look like 30 fps... cell-shaded stuff usually just looks like a game running at 12 fps.
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Posted 5/3/15
the shift in techniques.
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CGI has its place if done correctly. You can render anime and still make it look like actual anime. Take JoJo's Bizarre Adventure or the Bakemonogatari series. They are both completely computer rendered but look great! On the flip side, to me Etotama battles looked abysmal. The CGI tossed into the DBZ Battle of the Gods end fight was terrible. The CGI choreography from Love Live was also terribly distracting, even when the songs were good.

100% CGI shows where they are not trying to mask that it's CGI (like RWBY) I can handle better. Hell, RWBY was fantastic.
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I just recently decided to marathon Arpeggio of Blue Steel, not knowing it was all CG, and I thought it looked good. It made for an interesting watch. And as aforementioned, RWBY was awesome, so I guess CG is really jarring when it's used alongside 2D animation and looks out of place.
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As everyone else said: there is good and bad CGI. Honestly a few I can name that are good are Etotama, RWBY, and Show by rock (Though this one is disputed between some.) I guess it all depends on the producer.
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