2017-02-25T11:01:31ZEveryone is debating frames per second it seems, well it's time to put that debate to an end!
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2017-02-25T11:01:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Question: What
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZYou may often hear reference to video rendering, render times, render speeds, etc. in the field of computer animation. But what exactly is rendering?
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZVector animation is a term used to refer to animation whose art or motion is controlled by scalable vectors rather than pixels.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZAsking if Flash is better than an animated GIF is rather like asking if a USB thumb drive is better than a floppy disk. Both have their purposes, and both can be useful - even if one is a bit limited and outdated.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZLayers can be confusing for some people, especially when they're used to painting or drawing on a flat surface.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZDisney 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.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZIf you're publishing for the web, you'll need to be able to insert your SWF file into your website, right? Here's a quick guide that will help you figure out how.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZI'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.
2017-02-25T11:01:31Z3D bump maps are used to create raised texture surfaces on 3D models - but they actually start off as flat 2D images.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZIn 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.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZWant 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.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZAs 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.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZCels? Who needs cels? Drawn-on-film gets rid of the cels, the paint, and the cameras to take animation to a micro - and very hands-on - level.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZHow do you animate in Cinema 4D? Easily, that's how!
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZCAD 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?
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZOften people differentiate animation techniques as traditional or computer animation -- but aren't always clear as to what the distinction refers to.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZWhat is a keyframe and what is a keyframe artist? Let's find out!
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZBefore Flash CS4 there were motion tweens and shape tweens - but now CS4 and CS5 introduce classic tweens. What's the difference?
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZIf you're less of a digital animator and lean more towards the traditional, you've probably got a studio as cluttered as mine--and there are some supplies that you just can't live without.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZThere are 8-frame walk cycles, 10-frame motion studies...but how many frames actually make up one second of animation?
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZThe walk cycle is one of the most important animation techniques to master, but you can simplify it a bit in Flash even when drawing each individual frame, whether in whole or in part. This basic stick-figure walk-cycle demonstrates the basic ideas and discusses key concepts of figures in motion.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZReady to dive in and start animating? You may not be as ready as you think. These 5 pre-animation tips will help you define your workflow and direction to make sure you don't flounder on the way.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZIf 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.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZWhile animation is a complex art that can require years of schooling to perfect, for the hobbyist - and even for some self-taught professionals - it’s surprisingly easy to get started from the comfort of your own home and begin producing animations from scratch with just a little studying, hard work, and practice.
2017-02-25T11:01:31ZYou may be more familiar with cutout animation than you think, especially if you're a fan of a certain raunchy animated show on Comedy Central.