Good looking production and its holds up well for its age.
I saved the best 'til last!
Star Trek: The Motion Comic
Now, I'm normally not a big fan of crossovers - they ussually degenerate into a cliched fight to show which is better - but this is so elegantly done that I would forgive it anything! aesthetically this works for me on every level! The story is simple and I'll admit I didn't twig what it was until... um the second half. As an audio fan the lack of a voice track seemed strange to start with but once I got absorbed by the animation it just didn't matter!
So how did he do it? The artist, zombiespy
, says, "I used Serif Photoplus X2
to convert the captured images to comic effect PNGs and Anime Studio Pro
(SmithMicro) to create the scenes. Serif MoviePlus X3
The first bit I can understand - Photoplus X2 is evidently graphics editing software similar to Photoshop but at a much more basic level. It sounds similar to PhotoImpact
, a program I used for many years which I got from a magazine cover disk (the major source of my software!), before moving to Gimp. There are many different filters you can apply to pictures, to give them different effects - to make them look like they were made with water colours, marker pen or chalk. So what the artist has done has been to take screenshots, digitally cut them out and then apply filters to them to make them look like hand-drawn graphics.
As for the rest, I assume that Anime Studio pro assembles the graphics in such a way as to give them the illusion of depth and movement and Serif Movie Plus turns it into a video <shrugs> I know nothing about either of these programs, although I must admit that Anime Studio looks like a pretty simple way of making animated characters and Serid MoviePlus has the ability to chromakey, something which opens a myriad of possibilities!