After countless people asking me how it is I animate my creations, I now present this (long overdue) tutorial that I hope can answer some, if not all of your questions about what I keep in mind when animating.
I tried to keep it very general and follow a loose flow of how I make my animations, however I know there's some things I simply glossed over or didn't even mention, which I did so as to not get too technical with things. These are rules I try to follow in EVERYTHING I animate, no matter what it is or what I'm working in, so I wanted to try and show those rules in this tutorial.
If you have ANY questions at all, or are confused by something in the tutorial, please feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to answer your questions.
Also, if you happen to have any tips on how I could make this tutorial better, please let me know. I want to try and make this a useful, easy to use reference, so if you have any ideas on how I could do that please sound them out. I already know this could be more useful with a Table of Contents, but when it comes to topics to cover I could go in a whole bunch of different directions.
With that said, I'm gonna go get some sleep now...
Do not download and view. For optimum viewing, watch on the DeviantART page.
So here it is, I'm finally uploading what I managed to finish of Chess Titans for my final project at college. As it is now, it is only half way finished, and unfortunately it will remain that way since I didn't want to work on it over the Summer, and will not have the time to complete it whilst I'm at Uni. Which is why, despite not being entirely happy with it, I'm putting it up for you guys to see.
This was my first attempt at a PURELY TRADITIONAL animation. Although I compiled each frame using Adobe Flash (which is why it's in the Flash category), I hand drew every single frame you see within the animation, and what you can see here I managed to create in just over two weeks, and was enough to get me a double distinction in my final project at college. I am aware that there are many mistakes, and a few continuity errors (like the main character's hair), but it was all part of learning the processes and techniques of traditional animation.
Before you compare this to my most recent animation Speed Demon, you have to understand the differences between working digitally and traditionally, and be able to appreciate the level of effort and the amount of time required for traditional animation. Although this is no where near as professional as Speed Demon, it took the same amount of time to make, and being my first time working entirely traditionally- required a lot more patience and willpower.
I hope you can appreciate what I managed to create. Be nice. 8D;
i made teh musics! . .. ... .... ..... all right so maybe its not that long... but it is dubstep! ... kinda anyways, its late and i dont know what else to say. made in FL studio and dumped into flash. sounds (c) whoever made the generic FL studio sounds :edit: ANY criticism is welcome AND encouraged!
-----> Deviant poll "cute desserts" This poll is part of my contest "cute desserts" with the work of the 10 finalists, the first 3 are win some prizes and first place will be animed by my, help me to choose the most beautiful and fun ---------------------------------------------------
Esta votacion es parte de mi concurso "postres lindos", con los trabajos de los 10 finalistas, los 3 primeros se llebaran algunos premios y el pimer lugar vera a su personaje animado por mi, ayudame a elegir el mas lindo y divertido
Animation made to experiment in fire, water, and smoke.
Nyanny the Cat is from the Irrational Fears Girl comic. She has my weird voice ):
I did it for class, the assignment was a warm up in flash with the idea of a flash greeting card. The water was the most difficult and time consuming because I wanted to get it generally right. I didn't want to spend too much time on it by adding foam or anything.