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The state of AI for hand-drawn animation inbetweening


This post discusses the current state of AI in assisting with hand-drawn animation inbetweening, evaluating two academic papers and a commercial tool. Traditional inbetweening, cleanup, and coloring are considered, with focus on productivity enhancements via AI. Limitations are acknowledged, particularly with handling occlusion and rotation, but advancements in 3D motion reconstruction and feature matching techniques show promise for future improvements.

  • Blog post from April 17th, 2024.
  • Focuses on AI for hand-drawn animation.
  • Evaluates recent academic papers.
  • Tests Runway Frame Interpolation.
  • Discusses 3D motion reconstruction.