I've finally decided to try using some 3d in developing backgrounds for my 2d cartoons. The reason is that I want to include more road riding shots where the background is animated without having such a lot of work doing it. Not that 3d ain't a lot of work, but I think it is a better solution in the long run, and I think I can design materials in it that will work in my 2D world.
ANYway... is anyone aware of general 3D text that can give me an idea of some basic solutions? I've done some basic 3D modeling (once built a harley in 3D max and I learn fast.
I figured out how to make terrain, and I'm working out trees, but I want to stick a road on my terrain so the camera can follow it (as a path) and have trees etc going by. I guess I could do the road in 2d and just slap it over my 3D stuff...
Oh, I'm using Anim8or, a free 3d program, and Terranim8or, a (also free) terrain generator for Anim8or. I know other programs have a leg up on this, but I'm on a budget and this is hands down the best free program I've found.
I'm open to all kinds of ideas... Thanks!
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