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How to make easy peasy animations

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 10:14 PM


I will not be providing support on this program anymore. If you have any questions, please check here: emofurihelp.tumblr.com



a tutorial on how I made this....

Disclaimer: I don't speak an inch of Japanese. Everything here is 
based off my experiences, what I've learned from others, and my own 
intuition/common sense

System requirements: I don't have an official translation, so this is 
based off Google translate. 
- Windows Vista and up (including 7 and 8)
- DirectX9 (it's fine if you have a newer version of DirectX.)
If you don't know what DirectX is, you probably don't have it. You 
- Japanese system locale
Beyond this, I don't know what the specific requirements are. I will 
update this if I find them, though. 

About:


What is Emofuri?: It's a free 2.5D animating software that makes 
animating EXTREMELY easy for artists to bring their drawings to life. 
I don't know how long it's been around... You can purchase a full 
not-so-easy version for 150,000 Yen (roughly $1,500USD). The free 
version is, as they claim, easier to use. There's a free trial for 
the full version if you want to see for yourself. 
Essentially, you draw a character, and it moves it as if it were a 3D 
model. There are tons of presets and body sliders!

You can NOT used EmoFuri for commercial purposes. However, they allow you to use E-Mote(full version) and the E-Mote 90 day free trial for commercial purposes. (correct me if I'm wrong here xD;; Google translate isn't 100% reliable) So if you want to do animated commissions or a commercial VN, check that out. Not everybody can afford $1,500, so it's nice that they allow you to do this with the trial version as well. 
I've downloaded the trial version of E-Mote myself, and there is really no difference between it and EmoFuri. They're essentially the same program O_O;;; Nothing is different. Weird. 

Let's get started!


Firstly, set your system locale to Japanese, or else the program will 
just crash. Locate your computer's control panel (Windows only. I do 
not know if Emofuri works with Macs or not...) And click the "Clock, 
Language, and Region" button. Then "Region and Language". A menu will 
pop up. There are four tabs on the top, click the tab that says 
"Administrative". The 2nd box is the setting for system locale. Click 
the "Change system locale..." button, and choose Japanese from the 
list. Your computer will automatically restart.

Okay, now you're ready to download and install EmoFuri! Take yourself 
to THIS page
Click the first pink download button for a direct download, or the 
2nd for a torrent download. 

When it's downloaded, you should be prompted for an installation. 
It's all in Japanese, so follow my instructions carefully! 
First slide: click next button. It's easily distinguished by the big 
(N)> on it. 
Second slide: Accept the terms and conditions by clicking the first 
radial button (it has a big (A) at the end of it), then click next.
Third slide: Click next
Fourth slide: Choose where you want to install the program if the 
default position is not good enough for you. There is not a next 
button here, but click the one in the middle. It should begin to 
install. 

At this time, you can open it. But I'll get to that later. For now, 
let's go over how to go about preparing your drawing for Emofuri!
I recommend Photoshop for this, but if you want to use SAI or GIMP 
(or whatever drawing tool you use...) it's fine. I say Photoshop 
because it will make things a lot easier.
With your art program of choice open, navigate to the installation 
folder where you saved Emofuri. 

Note: The template file has layer folders/groups. I've been warned that Photoshop Elements does not support this. 

m2tools CheeseWare > EmoteMovieMaker > template > E-mote3.0テンプレート > 
E-mote3.0テンプレート基本画像(正面)

Now... You should have something that looks like this: 

This right here, is the template that you will use to create your 
character. There are two other templates that I know of, including 
two other samples (non templates)

What you'll want to do first is make a layer ABOVE all the other 
layers and bucket fill with white. 

You'll want to make another layer above the one you just made. Make 
your sketch so that it fits the template. From the top of the head to 
the waist. I'm not encouraging that you trace, but use it as a loose 
guide.

Once you finish your sketch, enable view on the SECOND folder(if it's 
not showing already). (Ignore the first folder for now) 
Disable view on every object in the folder one by one except the 
first layer in the folder.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE RENAME ANY OF THE FOLDERS OR 
LAYERS. IF YOU RENAME IT, THE ITEMS ON THE LAYER WILL NOT SHOW IN 
EMOFURI. 


Erase what's on the layer and draw according to the layer name. 
Eyelashes on the eyelash layer. If you need to use multiple layers, 
copy the layer name in case when you merge the layers it doesn't have 
the same name. 

After you're done with that folder, collapse it and disable view, 
then move onto the next folder. 


If your character has long fringes or just long strands of hair that 
goes in front of the body, put them in the "hair(front)" layer. 


If you hid the face folder, but noticed that the template character 
also has a nose on the body layer... Well... Don't do the same thing 
they did. Seriously. Don't. 

The reason there's a chest layer is because EmoFuri has boob physics. 
Whatever you put on the chest layer will jiggle. If you don't want 
jiggly boobs, just erase what's on the chest layer and leave it 
blank. (Though accessories would probably look cool, like scarves or 
something) 

Another important thing, say that your character's hair normally 
covers their ears. Draw the ears on the head layer anyways. The hair 
will move during the animation. 

Draw the body parts as shown in the template. Notice how they drew 
the whole head? Yeah. Do that. Even the ears if the hair normally 
hides them. 

Even if the back of the hair is hidden by the head, draw it like in 
the template because the hair will move, and you will see gaps during 
the animation. 

After you've finished the art part, close the folders and enable view 
on everything. 

Remember that first folder that I told you to ignore? Well you can 
stop ignoring it now. 


There are 6 red boxes. Move them in accordance to the eyebrows, eyes, 
nose, and mouth. If the boxes are too small, you can resize them. (I 
don't recommend making the boxes smaller to fit smaller eyes better, 
I've yet to test this.)

The blue pivot point needs to be moved to the mouth. The red to the 
neck, and the green to the waist. Make sure the lines are centered.

Save it somewhere (keep is as .psd) where you can find it. 

The hard part is done! Yay! Now close out of your art program and 
open up EmoFuri!

Here, I even attempted to click every box to see what it 
does translate for you!


Note about the "toggle background" option, when it's unchecked, the 
background will be a dark red. I don't know how to make it another 
color, or if it's even possible. 

If possible, open up the manuals and translate the pages with Google 
translate. You'll probably learn waaaaaay more from that. 

Now, click open! It should automatically take you to the template 
folder. 

Open the one that I have circled. 
Your screen should look like this now:


There are a whole bunch of pretty tabs on the left. For now I'm only 
going to focus on the 2nd (red) tab. The fourth line down, there's a 
thing that you can open. Open it aaand... Look! New menu~


Okay, you want to see your character in action now, don't you?
Alright, alright. File > import .psd
Locate your .psd that you made earlier and open it. You'll get this 
big box with confusing buttons on it. Just ignore the contents of the 
box. 
Click the box that I circled. 

If you did everything right, you should get something like this: 

Click play and cry as you see your OC move~

As for exporting...
You are given the option to export as WMV, PNG, and GIF. I recomment 
you NOT export as GIF. Lots of people, including the people that 
could actually read Japanese, reported having issues with this (like 
crashing. Lots of crashing.) PNG results in saving every individual 
frame of the animation into your pictures folder.You should export as 
WMV. 

If you want to learn to turn WMV into GIF files... I will not explain 
it. 
There are tons of tutorials and videos that will help you with that. 

oh gosh this took so long to write x-x;;; I hope I was able to 
explain well enough! I don't know everything about this program so if 
you have a question, I might be able to answer it. This is news to 
English speaking people as of the past couple days. Hopefully a 
better tutorial will come out in time c: Thank you for reading!! 

FAQ


Q: Some parts of the body/hair are cut off when I import them!

A: Ah, this has to do with the boundary boxes that are in the last layer group. You will have to expand them.
The first one (red) will needs to be over the whole body. the second one (purple) needs to cover the body (from the neck down), then the green one needs to cover the top of the head to the end of the hair. Hopefully that helps c:


Q: All I see are "????" !

A: Are you sure you changed your sysem locale? Double check here: fuwanovel.org/faq/setting-wind…


Q: Is the free version only capable of portrait style animations?

A: No. You can make your own full bodies or chibis, it's just that you'll have to do some complicated settings. I will write an in-depth guide soon!




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Skin by firstfear (modified by aoiitsuki)
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:iconshannonxnaruto:
shannonxnaruto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd :heart: to use Emofuri but, I don't want to chance wrecking my Laptop/Computer by converting it all to Japanese. (As I also don't understand Japanese writing.) *Sigh* :iconfoxsighplz:
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SeafoamGreenGirl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Changing the system locale to Japanese won't wreck your computer. In fact, everything will still display in English; for me, the only significant change was Skype changing to Japanese (though I just changed it back through Skype's settings). You can change the locale and download Emofuri and your computer will be just fine.
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shannonxnaruto Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks for letting me know. :iconfoxthumbplz:
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:iconreploid:
REPLOID Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
really amazing! thanks :heart: I'll go and try it xD
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:iconking-nyan:
King-Nyan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
I can translate this program easily ^^u

Oh and thanks for this tutorial o/
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:iconrociozero:
RocioZero Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, this tutorial made my day! I always wanted to try EmoFuri, and you saved my life~ I cried like an idiot staring at my OCs moving ;w; THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :iconaawplz:
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StreamIt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
for some reason the links dont work? Oh gosh ogre face (media) 
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:iconaoiitsuki:
aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's weird.... I just tested them and they work fine. Maybe it's your internet browser or security settings?
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:iconstreamit:
StreamIt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah that's what i thought...Panda Emoji-14 (Pfft) [V1] I Hate You Computer..Onion dumb computer... ooh well.Emoticon 02 - Maeh 
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there isn't one
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RuffyLuffyMuffy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there! First of all, thanks for this very great tutorial. I would truely love to use it, but I can't. I have a problem and maybe you can help me. I simply can't run Emofuri. I set my local settings to Japanese, my computer language to japanese, I have DirectX11 and no matter how I install it. I just get ???????? instead of japanese signs.  This prntscr.com/4jjbnk is what I get and then it closes itself. Do you perhaps know any way to fix it?
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:iconaoiitsuki:
aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will not be providing support on this program anymore. If you have any questions, please check here: emofurihelp.tumblr.com
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:iconruffyluffymuffy:
RuffyLuffyMuffy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine, I was able to figure it out. Thanks anyway^^
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Crystalequus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do I get the legs and skirt to show up? I can't seem to figure it out, it's quite confusing.
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will not be providing support on this program anymore. If you have any questions, please check here: emofurihelp.tumblr.com
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:iconjv-vengeance:
JV-Vengeance Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
um....
anyone know how to add glasses & scarf ? :confused:
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:iconmerakhni:
Merakhni Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
professorbel's tutorials on tumblr are very useful for adding special parts!!
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:iconjv-vengeance:
JV-Vengeance Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'll just wait for english patch ^^;
but, thanks anyway :D
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:iconlucariozelda2000:
LucarioZelda2000 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind, i got it. ^^
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:iconlucariozelda2000:
LucarioZelda2000 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do have Windows, but I'm still trying to find the settings to change the locale.
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:iconperrikara:
Perrikara Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you get a lot of questions - but when I open any .psd file it has a background with the EmoFuri logo all over it. Is there anything I can do about this?
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you could change the background o-o if you have the .psd open, just replace it with another once as long as you keep the layer name
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Booboobunni Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made it all the way to the end, but after I save it it is only a few seconds long, is this because I have the free version :baffled: 
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think it might have something to do with infinite looping animations. 
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Booboobunni Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thanks but I figured it out by changing up the settings a bunch! Hug 
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Choaru Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So i made a model and uploaded it to Emofuri ;3;
But the head doesn't show up ;'c
And i don't really know what to do now :c
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PrincessJarvan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I secretly have this book marked, but, I need help and youre super smart,
I made my animation and such but the open mouth is always on screen, 
Is there a way to fix that? 
thank you <3
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Klomonx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Writer
I'm sure you get a ton of questions, so I doubt this is gonna be answered, but I'm trying to figure out how you save the .wmv to show the whole...avatar? Like yours, you see all the girl's hair/body, but in mine, the top half of my avatar's head is clipped off. Where/what do you do to fix this?
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:iconaoiitsuki:
aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should be able to click and drag the avatar in the conversion window, there's also an option to zoom in/out.
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:iconklomonx:
Klomonx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Writer
Hm... alright, I'll check it out. Thank you!
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xShinigami-Kid-kunx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I import accessories into emofuri? I already know how to name them I just need to know how to import them.
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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xShinigami-Kid-kunx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've checked that before many times and renamed my layer with Sai but it doesn't work, so I am going to try with PS instead.
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Midnight-Rhythm911 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the tutorial but I need a bit of help, I've done what you've said with the boundary boxes but it's still cutting off a lot of parts when I open it in the program am I doing something wrong? :(
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Rina-ran Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Locate your .psd that you made earlier and open it. You'll get this 
big box with confusing buttons on it. Just ignore the contents of the 
box. 
Click the box that I circled.

The box she shows for those directions. For the list on the side, I went through the ones that make big blue and white dotted lines appear around parts of my character. I noticed one of the box's lines were exactly where it was cutting off a portion of my characters hair, and another for her arm... etc etc. I adjusted those boxes to go around her entirely. After that, they stopped being cut off.
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Midnight-Rhythm911 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay, thank you now I know :)
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconmidnight-rhythm911:
Midnight-Rhythm911 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it helped me a lot!
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Sparky-the-Scraggy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't get it to work..
I'm having the same issue as the person down there who sent you that screenshot of the windows - prntscr.com/43mmrd
Except, I tried to install the directx thing, but it always ends up saying "Setup could not download the file. Please retry later, or check the network connection." or something along those lines.

Does anyone have any idea on how to fix it??
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:iconaoiitsuki:
aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Download and install this www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo…
Let me know if it works c: 
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darkninja45 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question about putting the Japanese Locale on, will it change anything on your computer other than the fact it can recognize Japanese?
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:iconaoiitsuki:
aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It should only allow your computer to recognize Japanese and run programs in the language. 
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darkninja45 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK thankyou! I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't do anything else
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SwerveStar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O This is literally exactly what I needed! Thank you! ^w^
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Toukoni Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I got the files to open and everything, but when I open EmoFuri, this happens prntscr.com/43mmrd
do you know whats wrong or how I can fix it? ;A;
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would assume it's your directx. Not sure.
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Toukoni Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I got it to work and I finished them, thank you!
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Nanzywolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i did change the system locale and it's still in japanese
that's not my problem because of this tutorial but it's still not opening it opens a few smaller windows and a box to click on
i first thought it was like to agree in some terms but then nope it just ends up closing ._.
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aoiitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"i did change the system locale and it's still in japanese"
Changing the locale will not translate the program. It will only make your computer able to run Japanese programs. 
Download and install this and tell me if it works www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo…
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