Building 3D Sets in Moho Pro by Chad Troftgruben

Building 3D Sets in Moho Pro

A step-by-step guide for building 3D sets from scratch using Moho Pro's design and layer tools.

Convert 2D Vector Layers to 3D Objects

Learn how to convert your own vector drawings to textured 3D objects. Exercise files includes textures if you need them!

Build Sets Using Real Depth

While Moho Pro (Anime Studio) is built for 2D animation, it has simple yet cool 3D modeling abilities that allow you to speed up workflows and add visual pizzazz.

More specifically in this course you will learn:

  • Sketch a 2D concept
  • Build 2D assets for 3D conversion
  • Build 3D objects with multiple pieces
  • Create seamless textures
  • Apply textures to simple and complex shapes
  • Animate 3D objects
  • Effectively Animating a Camera
  • Work with Image Streams 
  • Animate a 2D character in a 3D scene
  • Polish scenes with blend modes and blurs

Project Files Require Moho Pro 12 or Later

In order to open up the project files that come with this course, you will need a copy of Moho 12 or later. You can download a free trial of the software by visiting the Smith Micro store!
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What's included?

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Downloadable Source Files
Building 3D Sets in Moho Pro Source Files
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Course Overview
3 mins
Prerequisites for this Course
2 mins
Laying Out a 2D Concept
Sketching Out Your Scene
2 mins
Readying a Document in Moho
4 mins
Drawing a Tree
11 mins
Drawing the Rocks
4 mins
Drawing Other Scene Elements
6 mins
Assembling the 3D Scene
Understanding 3D Conversion and Layer Order
6 mins
Arranging 3D Floor
7 mins
Setting Up Background Elements
6 mins
Setting Up Foreground Objects
6 mins
Modifying the 3D Tree
6 mins
Texturing and Finalizing Layout
Creating Textures
6 mins
Compressing Textures
3 mins
Applying Textures
8 mins
Duplicating Trees and Rocks
9 mins
Animating the Scene
Animating the Lava
3 mins
Animating Big Bubbles
10 mins
Importing Particles as Image Streams
5 mins
Animating Our Character
11 mins
Polishing the Character
5 mins
Animating the Camera
8 mins
Atmosphere and Polishing
Adding Clouds
4 mins
Using Blend Modes and Blurs
7 mins
Exporting Your Work
3 mins
Final Thoughts
1 min