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Mastering Manga Studio 5

By : Liz Staley
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Mastering Manga Studio 5

By: Liz Staley

Overview of this book

Time is something that almost every artist doesn't have enough of. If you're an illustrator or comic creator you know just how much time and effort it can take to produce one great page. But the features in Manga Studio 5 can make this process a lot more streamlined and give you more time to create! "Mastering Manga Studio 5" will teach you how to create more comics and illustrations in less time than you ever thought possible. By using the features of Manga Studio 5 like the Story Editor, Custom brushes, actions, materials, and 3D models, you'll learn how to make Manga Studio work for your style and workflow. Go from being a novice Manga Studio user to an expert using the tricks, techniques, and projects in this guide. Learn how to make and share custom tools, set up left- and right-handed workspaces, make custom materials, alter 3D models, and create custom actions. By putting together a custom story project and making your own tools, automating redundant processes, and converting an inked art into a traditional comic art, you'll learn all about the advanced features of Manga Studio 5. "Mastering Manga Studio 5" will teach you what you need to know to produce more work in less time.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Manga Studio 5
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Importing models

Custom models can be imported into Manga Studio 5, so long as they are a C2FR, FBX, LWO, LWS, OBJ, 6KT, or 6KH file format. If you download a model from the Internet and it's in a .zip file, you may need to unzip the model in order to import it. Some models can be dragged in directly from the .zip file. However, if the model doesn't import from the ZIP file, try extracting the files and importing them again.

Importing a model into Manga Studio is as simple as a drag-and-drop. On your computer, locate the file where your custom model is located. Then simply left-click and drag the file onto your Manga Studio canvas. I have a model of a horse that I want to import to this page, for example:

When you release your mouse button, the model will be imported into your canvas. Now I have a horse model to rotate around and work into my scene.


If your imported model is too large or too small for the rest of your scene, go to the Tool Property menu. There is an option there to adjust...