Cine-animé: adaptations of realistic lighting styles

by Trinh, Ellen Man

Abstract (Summary)
Animé, a style of Japanese animation, has begun to evolve into more than a simple

animation. The stories found in animé have reached a level of complexity similar to

traditional cinema. However, lighting in animé, has been minimal. Using computers

to create animé, rather than creating it traditionally by hand, has allowed greater

opportunities to be creative with lighting. Color and computer-generated (CG) effects

can be integrated with traditional line drawings to create beautiful images in

animé. Since cinematic lighting exhibits some of the finest examples of lighting, this

thesis will analyze lighting styles from three different cinematographers and adapt

them to three anim??e style scenes in 3D. The scenes will be modeled, lit, and rendered

using Alias/Wavefront MAYATM, and textured using Adobe PhotoshopTM. The result

will be a visual CG piece that adapts the lighting style of certain distinctive

cinematographers, while retaining the look of animé.

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:LaFayette, Carol; Akleman, Ergun; Koetting, Daniel

School:Texas A&M University

School Location:USA - Texas

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:lighting anime cg cinematography


Date of Publication:08/01/2005

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