Saturday, February 11, 2012

Maya Toon Tools

While fiddling around with Maya, I noticed there was a set of tools under a tab labeled as "Toon." As a fan of "cartoony" aesthetics for films and video games, I decided to look into how they could be used. As I had guessed, the tools are used to give that "cartoony" look to an animation, as seen below.

Impressed with the results, I decided to dig for more information and ended up finding this informative video on the tools (see below). The best part is that the video is made with toon tools as well so it also makes for a good example of what you can do with this style of animation. Come to think of it, cel-shaded video games such as The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker and Okami seem like they can be made with these tools as well!

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