2016-10-23T11:01:33ZAnimating is about much more than just sequencing frames together to create motion. It's about telling a story - and it takes quite a bit of thought, imagination, and planning to make sure it's a good one.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZThe animation industry has a tendency to look at animation, but maybe we should be looking at film too.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZDisney is no doubt one of the most famous names in the animation industry, known for providing entertainment directed to adults and children alike; with theme parks around the world and a world-class animation studio and business franchise, the company nearly dominates the industry.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZComputer animation can be be fun, but it can also be quite costly. But it's not always necessary to spend that kind of money; for the curious, the studious, or even the aspiring professional, there are much more cost-effecitve ways to get your feet wet. If you know where to look and how to shop, it's not that hard to compete with the big boys without spending the big bucks.
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2016-10-23T11:01:33ZYou may often hear reference to video rendering, render times, render speeds, etc. in the field of computer animation. But what exactly is rendering?
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZConsidering how expensive animation software can be and the difficulty of returning software to many retailers, picking the wrong animation software for your needs can be a costly mistake. What questions should you ask yourself when selecting an animation software package?
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZOften people differentiate animation techniques as traditional or computer animation -- but aren't always clear as to what the distinction refers to.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZWhether you're drawing 2D animation for cel painting or doing the preliminary pencil work to be scanned in for a computer animation, a light table is one of the most important tools for frame-by-frame animation that you'll ever own.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZCAD programs seem like just another type of 3D animation software - but really, what's the difference? Why do CAD programs get their own special classification?
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZFlash has many useful applications; from character animation to programming, it offers a dynamic platform for a multitude of uses. What's your favorite use for Flash?
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZKeyframe Caddy is a simple Flash plugin that'll make you work faster, smarter, better, stronger just like Daft Punk said you would!
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZIf you want to add actual expression and realistic mouth-movements to your animation, it helps to study how the shape of the mouth changes with each sound. These ten basic phoneme shapes can match almost any sound of speech, in varying degrees of expression--and with the in-between frames moving from one to the other, are remarkably accurate.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZIn case you missed when it was covered in Lesson 5, here's a quick tip on how to use the trace bitmap function in Flash to turn bitmap art into vector images.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZUsing keyframe animation is great, but there's a trick to make it even better.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZExamine an abridged history and impact that Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs had on the world of animation.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZUsing a storyboard will help you organize your animation, and match you mental visualizations of scenes with the written script. If you use a storyboard you'll find that you'll be able to plan your animations more cohesively with clear marker points to show progress, and you'll save yourself a lot of time and trouble when struggling to make the entire thing come together from beginning to end.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZWhat is a style frame and how can it save you from headaches down the road?
2016-10-23T11:01:33Z: What Is Sand Animation? Most people think of animation as either paint on cels, or pixels on a screen
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZWhat's an Adjustment Layer in After Effects and how can it make your life easier?
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZYou've probably seen some pretty cool 2D animations that use style tricks a little different from the standard side-scrolling, black-lined textbook animation. There are tons of ways to make your animation stand out using unique tricks and experiments; here are a few pointers you can try.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZI'm not about to throw my towel in the ring over the fight between which is better, Japanese or American animation...but nonetheless, let's take a look at a comparison between the two and what makes them so markedly different.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZWant to try before you buy, or looking for something simple but functional with no strings attached? Here's a list of various animation software packages available for download. Some are entirely free, some are shareware, some are free with limited functions (with more available after paying), and some are free trials that either expire after time or come with certain critical options disabled.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZAn animation key frame is a single still image in an animated sequence that occurs at an important point in that sequence.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZAs a 3D modeling program, Google SketchUp successfully unites principles of line drawing with 3D for a bare-bones program that lets you produce surprisingly complex 3D artwork.
2016-10-23T11:01:33ZWhat's a style test and how can it help you in your animation projects? By saving you time and sanity!