I just love the expressive nature of anime! For this free feature, we're doing some suggestion of motion! I've seen it a handful of times in various situations, but honestly, this one blew my mind when I finally noticed it. A lot of times we want motion, but we can't get it, because in relation to the camera, it's actually quite static - we therefore need environmental queues or visual language to help us understand what is going on.
Enter STATIC SPEED!
A VERY simple tool to help you say something quite significant!
Included: - Animated Suzanne Demo file that also contains the nodegroup (Lumberjack not included, but available - link below)
Instructions: - Append the nodegroup for the compositor - Make sure you understand how masking works - You need the Normal Pass and Cryptomatte or ID mask - No vector pass is used here - Add - connect as per labels and boom - works!
Settings: - Line Scale - Scales the texture that forms the lines - Rotation - Allows you to change the angle of the lines as a whole - Line Length - Stretches the line texture to create longer singular lines - Influence - Follows a dissolve effect instead of a fade, so you can thin out the lines as they vanish, instead of just fading out.
I'm sure you're gonna love this one!!
I hope you guys get massive use out of this and don't forget to check out the Lumberjack if you're interested, hehe. https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/character/man/lumberjack-character
GOD bless you!! :D