Developing 3D Animations Using Adobe Mixamo

Are you ready for some more 3D deliciousness? Then, ready, set, read!

Just to recapitulate, in my previous blog post, I explored storytelling through the 3D motion comic style. If you haven't read that blog yet, you can rectify your situation by clicking here.

The 3D motion comic style video is pretty engaging, but I was itching to go beyond those frozen characters and put some life into them. The cure for the itch was to roll up my sleeves and get down to some serious 3D animation in Blender. And lo and behold, the characters came alive!

As the proof of the pudding is in the eating, here is the proof of concept (PoC) video. Not to mention, turn up the volume before you hit that play button because... you know why...

I devised a 14-step process to develop this video, but I am not going to bore you with that process now. Just remember the name Adobe Mixamo. I added it to my earlier mix of Blender and MakeHuman to animate the characters in this video.

Now, a little bit about Mixamo…

Storytelling by Using the 3D Motion Comic Style

As an Instructional Designer, I am always on the lookout for effective and natural ways of instructional storytelling

In this blog post, I am presenting a proof of concept (PoC) that I created to explore storytelling by using the 3D motion comic style. I believe this style can be used to create engaging case study-based and scenario-based training videos.
In the past, I used stock photo characters and 2D illustrated characters for storytelling, but they had their own limitations—for example, I spent lot of time searching for the appropriate stock photo characters based on the gender, ethnicity, age, and clothing requirements. But, often I failed to get the exact photos. And even if I got them, I didn’t find them in the poses or expressions that I needed, such as smiling and talking on mobile or working on a laptop.
So, I turned my attention towards 3D graphics, because 3D characters and scenes can be easily tailored to suit our exact storytelling requirements. Not only that, 3D is clo…