View Full Version : 2d cartoon animation in combustion

04 April 2003, 01:18 AM
Does anyone have any examples of 2d cartoon animation done in combustion? I havent' found any on the web. I know its good for compositing (The place where I might get hired uses it to change Japanese writing to english in converting Japanese cartoons for an american audience), but I'm wondering if it has been used in actual cartoon production.

04 April 2003, 08:20 AM

Look at "Catch me if you can". The Steven Spielberg movie.

The opening sequence was doen with MAX and 2D cartoon animation by combustion.


Discreet UK

04 April 2003, 09:51 AM
is it actual animation

or is it marionette animation (ie chop up a character into pices and move the pieces)

I'm wondering if there are examples of combustion being used to do 2d cartoon animation as in scanning in drawings.. I've seen pics of the opening scene but I havent' seen it... It looked like it might have been marionette style.. I'll check it out though.

04 April 2003, 09:16 PM
>>I'm wondering if there are examples of combustion being used to do 2d cartoon animation as in scanning in drawings..

I would think you would want to use an ink and paint application rather than combustion for work on traditional animation(especially the ink part). I'm sure combustion can do the job, but there are many tools that are cheaper and made specifically for that purpose.

Not combustion, but could have been easily done on it. A couple years ago Cartoon Network was using Inferno's to modify japanese anime that they were showing on Adult Swim. They would paint on bathing suites and other things to cover up nudity.

04 April 2003, 02:26 AM
Wow, that is funny because that is exactly why I'm probably going to use combustion (if I'm getting the job I'm trying for.. I need to learn more about the program though)

the studio I'm trying to work for does alot of painting a skirt on a japanese character to make it okay for american cartoon viewers type stuff...

I just always see "cartoon animation" in combustion descriptions... I just never have seen an example except the marionette style version of "animation" like in the movie Catch me If You Can (I just saw it)....

I figured that if I could do both motion graphics/compositing and 2d drawn animation with it that it would be worth purchasing on my own.

Jack Pfeiffer
04 April 2003, 09:41 AM
There are many cartoon users out there..
There are three listed at Discreet:

Check out the opening sequence of the movie "Catch me if you can" by Steven Spielberg. It was created with by 3ds MAX with 2D cartoon animation done in combustion. You can read more about it here:

combustion and 3ds max are used again to integrated 2D/3D graphics in a workflow for Universal Studios' "Sitting Ducks." There is a good background story at:

Also, the popular PBS children's series "Jay Jay the Jet Plane" uses combustion: Read about it here:



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