I’ve done a lot of searching, both on this board and around the general 'net, but haven’t found any tips to point me in the right direction for this. Sorry if it’s already been covered.
I want to mix live action and animation. Not unusual, I know, but I want the animation to be 2D, like Roger Rabbit.
I’m not a total newbie to blender or digital illustration… but I’ve only really dabbled and don’t really know the full range of possibilities. I tend to figure out a way to do something, then only do that for ages. I know how to accomplish mixing 3D animation and live action, but I’m a bit stuck about how to go about doing it with 2D. So before I go and hand-draw over every frame gimp or something, I wanted to ask if anyone here had ideas about how to do this?
Would you use a greenscreen? Can you import PNG animations? Is it even possible to make 2D animation with transparent layers? Before anyone posts Ian Ball’s NHS cartoon tutorials, I’ve seen them, and think they’re wonderful, but it’s not what I’m after.
I was hoping there was some kind of compositing trick that would somehow flatten an image and remove its depth.