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The University of Tokyo, Naemura Laboratory / Hitachi, Ltd. [Manga Perspective]

CLIP STUDIO PAINT includes ultra-realistic 3D technology called Manga Perspective  This was created based on the results of research by the University of Tokyo, Naemura Laboratory and Hitachi, Ltd.

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CLIP STUDIO PAINT includes ultra-realistic 3D technology called Manga Perspective  This was created based on the results of research by the University of Tokyo, Naemura Laboratory and Hitachi, Ltd.
(August 2013)

Details

CLIP STUDIO PAINT, our manga and illustration software, includes Manga Perspective, a function that makes it easy to create the right perspectives for manga.

The Manga Perspective function was developed with cooperation from Hitachi, Ltd. based on technologies devised by the University of Tokyo, Naemura Laboratory and Hitachi, Ltd. in "Research and Development of Ultra-realistic Communication Technologies with Evolutionary 3D Imaging Technologies", a consigned study by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

Manga perspectives (such as drawing an extremely large fist on its own to signify that a character is about to be punched) are an expression technique that is often used in manga and illustrations to add impact and realism.
The Manga Perspective function was developed to help artists create these perspectives.

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Image for 3D Character Materials
 

 

CLIP STUDIO PAINT has a function with 3D models to help artists to draw.When a 3D character (or one of the standard 3D drawing figures included for drafts) is displayed using Manga Perspective, this creates a manga perspective, where the area near the "camera" is shown in a much larger size than the rest of the character's body.

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Example of the effect created by applying the Manga Perspective function to a 3D drawing figure

The Manga Perspective function applies manga perspectives to a 3D space without transforming the 3D model itself in any way. This is done by compositing multiple camera parameters in one picture based on a principle called the multi-perspective principle.

The manga perspective is displayed in real time even if the pose or angle is changed.
While some previous technologies already produced the same display results, these created manga perspectives by transforming the 3D model itself at a fixed pose and angle. If the camera was moved slightly or the model was moved or rotated, the visual size effect and shape balance were lost, requiring the 3D models to be transformed again each time.Creating manga with 3D models requires trial and error with factors such as poses and angles, and there was a gap in the market for technology that could withstand this.

The Manga Perspective function is also included in CLIP STUDIO ACTION, our 3D animation software, making it easy for anyone to add impactful manga perspectives in 3D animation.

 


The effect created by applying the Manga Perspective function to 3D animation

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Click the link below to download the latest version of CLIP STUDIO PAINT and try out the Manga Perspective function.

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