Manga Director

An interesting-sounding new free comics production software from Taiwan, home of the iClone and CTA developer teams. Manga Director launches today, and promises to…

“automatically converts photographs into cartoon format”

Hopefully it won’t just apply a few naff and unconvincing “trace edges” filters. It’s apparently made by Academia Sinica, the official Taiwanese educational body. They’ve issued press releases without any screenshots or demo images, which isn’t encouraging. Possibly the new Manga Director has something to do with the 2003 open source software of the same name, although that was based on a toon renderer for 3D objects. It’ll be interesting to see what this looks like as a download.