Here is a list of great books on animation, digital and traditional. Continue reading
Never Stop Learning
In this industry, we ALL need to keep learning and solving problems as they arise. Often the best thing to do is to Google or Bing the exact thing you are looking for. However…be sure to check the dates on how-to’s, information and tutorials, and know that not all are correct and/or accurate. Although broad sweeping in their scope, here are a few reliable resources: Continue reading
If you enjoy rotoscoping, here are some techniques to try.
Using techniques we already know, we’ll create the illusion of depth & space. Continue reading
Fun techniques with animated masking!
In Flash, the technique know as “masking” should really be named “revealing”. It can feel backwards, so just think…REVEAL and it’ll be easier. Here are examples of static masking (like a window) with moving content (something moving past the window), and animated masking (the spotlight) with static content (the text). Continue reading
Creating an Animated Symbol in the Library
We have already copied and pasted frames to create an animated symbol from the “handwriting” exercise. This is another approach, drawing directly into the symbol. Continue reading
Sound and images, together at last!
Some simple tips to help make syncing sound easier. Continue reading
An introduction to type and to customizing motion presets.
Once you have your file completed, it’s a good idea to do some housekeeping. Chances are the library has accumulated unnecessary and duplicate symbols. Here’s how to clean it up. Continue reading