Lighting and Visual Effects

Lighting and visual effects includes how to position lights and other effects like fog to add depth to shots. Comic speech bubbles are also included here (layering speech bubbles over the top of the shot contents). This is covers effects not covered by Cinematography which covers camera positioning and camera effects.

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Implementing Captions in Unity using UI Document

Here is my current implementation of captions in Unity, the writing you see at the bottom of the screen that shows what the character is saying. You might do this when the original movie is in a different language, or in my case, I am using captions to avoid having to worry about voice actors…

Web Stories and Comic Speech Bubbles

I am planning to reboot my “Extra Ordinary” animation series using web stories. The animated version was fun, but I found it too hard for a hobby project to work with friends as voice actors, and full animation with speech bubbles (no audio) feels weird to me. It feels like poor man’s animation. (I tried…

Speech Bubbles in Unity

One of the projects I plan to undertake is to create a cartoon series using “web stories”, a format for browsing through visual content on the web. It is particularly convenient on a mobile device, with most content vertical. Web stories support  static images and video clips, with single tap to continue on to the…