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.

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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.

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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

More specifically in this course you will learn:

  • How to create the three action types: Morph, Regular and Smart
  • Enhance rigs further with additional Smart Dials
  • The differences between Copies and References
  • The importance of grouping and action organization
  • Build an actions library which can be used for multiple projects and rigs
  • Build up isolated one step actions which can be linked together with others to create unique animations
  • Setup robust motions such as a walk cycles and learn what it takes to create eye catching results
  • Create an action dial that acts as an alternative to the Actions Panel
  • Import and export actions from and to Moho documents