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Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
The Beauty of 3D Modeling with SketchUpI was recently chatting with fellow inker :iconjavandrews:, who, among other things, does cool illustrations of spaceships. We talked about the difficulties of getting the shading right, and I suggested using Google's SketchUp to model the ships in 3D. This allows the artist to rotate the modelled object, and see what the shadows would really look like from different angles and at different times of day and year. This is a godsend if you're illustrating a story and you need to show the same objects repeatedly from different angles.More Like This
SketchUp is free and pretty easy to use. I'm generally baffled by 3D modelling, but I whipped up a few buildings pretty quickly. So this isn't a tutorial (there are plenty of those online); just a demo of what can be done with relatively little effort. If you're a graphic storyteller, this could save you buckets of time.
I built this model of the Custom House in Salem, Massachusetts (it's where American writer Nathaniel Ha