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24 / Decemberunderground
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Posted 5/2/16 , edited 5/2/16

namealreadytaken wrote:

Aikatsu, Precure, Shirobako, Gochuusagi all used CGI to some degree, and i quite enjoyed those shows. the CGI for gochuisagi was simply beautiful. can't say the same for the cgi in Precure movies though.
CGI itself isn't bad per see, unless it's very badly done *cough db super sm crystal cough cough*


I havn't seen DB Super yet and I noticed some in Crystal but it nevered felt really bad or jarring like it did in Berserk/God Eater/Burst Angel.

In fact a anime I sort of like I guess and now that I watch I just think god the animation is so nice why they did fuck it up with all this CGI is Blue Sub 006 however that is a really old anime where the CGI does look aged now (even though it was praised back in its day) and bad but should never have been used I get it was cheaper than animating everything in the water but it would have looked so good today if it was actually drawn like others.
The thing is a large majority of CGI now *cough* God Eater *cough* just looks like it hasn't gotten better since 2000.
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If it weren't for CGI we'd be getting a crapton of still frames instead.
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Posted 5/2/16

bobland wrote:

If it weren't for CGI we'd be getting a crapton of still frames instead.


Rather see a still frame of a good drawing than movement of badly done CGI that jitters.
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Technically almost all anime is CGI now adays. I don't think any companies these days are using sweatshop frame by frame drawings.

Pokemon and Precure make good use of blending 2D and 3D CGI together. Railgun and Full metal Panic if you want older anime.

Now personally I have a issue certern ufotable and their excessive use of motion blur. Looks at UBW. Although normally most studios use after effects moderately so I have no issues.
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I think if it is blended in right it works, while I do enjoy traditional 2D animation all the way, as long as the 3D is in the style of 2D or the insertion of the 3D is seamless, I'm fine with it.
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I hate bad CGI.

Though not often, it can be done well.
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Posted 5/2/16

llysender wrote:

Technically almost all anime is CGI now adays. I don't think any companies these days are using sweatshop frame by frame drawings.

I have to wonder how many times people that say they hate CGI have viewed CGI-rendered frames or elements that were hand tweaked and didn't even realize it.

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it depends on the anime and how it is used.

Berserk's CGI looks like ass for example, but in a show like Gundam it almost makes sense.
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I prefer preserving the 2D animation look, but technically whether it is CGI or 2D all anime these days is computer rendered. The difference in CGI and 2D is simply one of design and aesthetics, whereas in the past 2D looked 2D because of the technological limitations of the equipment being used to create the animation (hand drawing and painting acetate cels and all that). Whether to choose to go with a CGI appearance, 2D or a combination is a matter of the animator's preference and whatever seems suitable for the genre or storyline. You wouldn't make an anime based off a slice of life 4-koma into a CGI movie, but there's no reason it couldn't be done, or hasn't already. In contrast, action stories with lots of tech adapt well to a CGI environment. I don't think it's even a matter of budget anymore, a typical gaming PC has more than enough processing power to render a decent CGI film.
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I hate it. Every time it showed up in the Fate shows I thought it was awful. The best you can hope for when CGI is used is that it doesn't stand out too much and look too bad, it always looks worse than it would had they drawn it.
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As others have noted, CGI is now so widely used in anime that most people do not realize that they are looking at something rendered, and it has been this way since Fujifilm stopped making the glass cels used for traditional animation about fifteen years ago. It took a little while for me to get used to it (because many shows from the early '00s looked like ass, IMO), but now it's the norm.

What does bug me are those annoying CG cars. It feels like they keep using the same one over and over again (... and it feels like the one they use is the one from Initial D, even though I know it's not).
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Posted 5/2/16
I like a lot of CGI in anime. Most of it is breathtaking.

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I hate when cgi is obvious compared to the rest of the artwork. When the cgi blends well with the drawn artwork or the work is entirely (well done) cgi I have no problems with it.
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It can be used decently sometimes, as long as it's not so out of place it pulls me out of the show, then I'm ok with it.
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As long as it's not the actual characters, it can be nice. 3D model characters just look stiff and unnatural. Watching them is like playing a really crappy, early 2000s videogame
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