Translating Characters From 2D to 3D and Vice Versa

Linda Vuorenvirta, Illustrator, Animator, Designer

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5 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:18
    • 2. The Basics

      5:40
    • 3. 2D to 3D

      16:40
    • 4. 3D to 2D

      14:17
    • 5. Examples

      10:33

About This Class

2D and 3D styles are equally popular in animation, illustration, and other visual media today. Independent creators and big-name studios deal in both, and sometimes even rework old characters in a new style (Disney's done this a lot recently, as I'll talk about in the examples video!) How can this be done successfully, without compromising the integrity of the characters? They should be immediately recognisable as themselves regardless of what style and media are utilised. In this class, I'll try to pass on what knowledge I have of bringing 2D characters into 3 dimensions, or indeed the other way around.

Credits

Basics

https://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Artists/atanazy

https://www.cgtrader.com/aptyhawk22

https://www.cgtrader.com/sculptor

http://jagged-eye.deviantart.com

https://www.cgtrader.com/nasiel

TV shows and characters property of Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, and applicable creators

2D to 3D

Harry Clarke, from Faust (by Goethe), 1925

Chas Robinson, from Lilliput Lyrics, 1899

3D to 2D

https://www.cgtrader.com/aptyphawk22

https://www.cgtrader.com/milkyway

Examples

TV shows, films, and characters property of Disney and applicable creators