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Old September 5 2009, 02:35 AM   #218
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Re: Starship Farragut: The Animated Episodes Questions

NEO f/x wrote: View Post
For those interested, here is another review.
It's kind of funny that the review mentions the color mismatching on TAS where a sleeve appeared to be a different color than the shirt, of all things.

Just a factoid for those curious why this happens on a lot of cartoons: it usually isn't a coloring error at all, it's that no animation cel is 100% transparent, so that the same color on two different cels looks different because the one further down in the pile is dulled by the cells above it. At studios like Disney they mixed slightly different versions of the same color for different cel layers to minimize this (the deeper in the stack, the more bold the color).

Clearly, this isn't an issue on CG as used in the animated Farragut film.
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