Called “Live2D”, this innovative system basically “is the world’s first drawing technology to enable 3D rendering of 2D images.” It supports a variety of mobile platforms and is already being used for games utilize hand-drawn artwork. Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.
The Live2D creation tools are available in two versions, supporting content creation using either polygons or vectors. A 3D engine is used to power the polygon based version, so it can achieve fast, fluid motion even on mobile devices. Currently, Live2D is used mainly for dialog-type games with limited movement. But over the next year or two, Cybernoids aims for the tools to evolve to a point where the motions of the characters can be rendered through 360 degrees.