Major Cooke wrote:1. Well, machinimas referring to videos being made through any method while still contributing to the source could be counted, can't they? If not, then I guess I'll just call it fan-made.
I suggest you try Google.
Major Cooke wrote:5. Uh... Have you tried animating sprite characters the way Introversion does? It's a lot more difficult with the low experience on my end than it looks. That might be something a flash user could pull off, but I'd have to find a different way, being that it's 3DS Max we're talking about. So for now, they are just 3D models. I could make them flatter, though... We'll see how it looks.
No reason to do it the way IV does. However, you could make them much, much thinner, and get something closer to the original look. They would still have a visible third dimension, but much reduced.