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A basic guide to animating by Panimated A basic guide to animating by Panimated
Call me stupid but I can't figure out how to make it playable online XD ssssoooo you'll have to download it. Sorry! *help wanted!*

I've animated a my cave lion Abeo in a runcycle and I'm gonna show you how I did it :3 Call it a tutorial if you want, I did in the video... xD
Includes tips to how to make nice-looking smooth animations as easy and fast as possible without using tweening and result in looking all crappy, cheap and "AdventureQuest"-ish..... xD I use the programs Adobe Flash CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Please watch the whole thing to see the final animation!
Time taken:
Part 1-3 took about 3 hours
Part 3-6 I think took 4-5 hours...
making the music took 2 hours
and editing the videos and all, two days, 10 hours or so... god damn it I hate iMovie... Better than windows movie maker though, MWUHaha! xD

You'll probably want to turn off the volume after a few seconds, the song I made is really annoying... XD

I would greatly appreciate any comment, and as much critique as possible!

And everything- animation, tutorial, music, character - is copyrighted to PantheraSonya
Visit my new homepage! : [link]

My next video will probably be some runcycle or something lame, as I'm making a game :3 Maybe I'll make an opening-video or something... hmmm...

Bwaahaa, why does the quality suck so much in the end?? O_o
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:iconbandit819:
Bandit819 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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:iconjesseburn:
JesseBurn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you for this! Very helpful, your site is great.
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:iconrika24:
Rika24 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   General Artist
it's not letting me download :(
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:iconkarribou:
karribou Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I really enjoyed this tutorial. I was wondering if it would be too hard to make a step by step tutorial but explain the ULTIMATE basics... I am just getting started and don't know anything about animating... Is that possible?
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I've actually been thinking about doing something like that. Maybe if I get some extra time on my hands :)
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:iconkarribou:
karribou Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! That would be great!
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:iconsindos:
sindos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I did use it!
Here: [link]
Thank you!
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
cool! It looks nice! :)
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:iconsindos:
sindos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^3^
Thankies!
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sindos Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, I loved it! I shall try later this day o,o
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:iconwillburthecat:
willburthecat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It looks really good! I just wish that i could watch it):
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Try seeing it on youtube! [link] :)
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:iconwillburthecat:
willburthecat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
K BUT I'M REALLY BUSY!:{
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:iconwillburthecat:
willburthecat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It looks really good! I just wish that i could watch it):
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NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Woah this was epic!! By the way, if I plan to fully animate in Flash, then I could convert some parts (ears/tail) that are moving separatedly to symbols, so I don't have to redraw them over and over, right?
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yes, independently moving symbols are one of the wonders of flash! :D
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Neovirah Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that was really helpful thank alot!! but i dont understand Flash at all, can i do the whole animation in photoshop?
And how did you do that in the end that lookt like the lion ran forword?
Greatful for answers!!
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Panimated Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
No problem, I'm happy to help! Yes, I think you can use photoshop as well, you just have to be a little more inventive x) I used a tool in flash called "tweening" to make it move forward. Flash is an awesome tool, you should try it!
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Neovirah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No,i just cant understand how to animate in flash!! it doesnt work!!!! =,( please can you or anyone explane how flash CS3 works with layers, timeline and everything?!?!
If you can PLEASE HELP ME!!! very VERY gratefull for answers =)

and im will be glad for tips for other animation programs ;)
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Panimated Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
aww, no I'm sure you can get it to work! Have you tried searching for "basic flash tutorial" (or something like that) on youtube? I'm sure there's lots of helpful stuff there! :)
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Neovirah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i have not serch so much before. but i found some good stuff at youtube now and i understand the basics now!!!!

i think i wasent so patient before i was desperate!thanks so much for the help!! XD

but i think i can be a good animater in the future
( im just 13) i have done som good stuff now XD
but one more question how do you upload animation?? i have no idea!! =D
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Panimated Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I'm happy you found it helpful!
You can upload flash-animations by making them .swf-files, they can be viewed on deviantArt :)
Just click "File" up in the toolbar, then "export...", then "export movie" and in the dropdown menu choose "flash movie" (or quicktime, if you want to upload it to youtube or something).
And your animation will be saved as an animation you can upload for everyone to view in their browser!
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Neovirah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you i will try that!! you are so good at explane things =)and you are a really good artist!!
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Heheee, thanks ^^ *blush*
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:iconneovirah:
Neovirah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have tryed before but i can try again. Thanks for the help! =)and nice animation XD
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KuraiNekoSan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
helpful?
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IT'S AMAZINGLY HELPFUL. THANK YOU SO MUCH ;w;
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Haha, no problem Kurai! :D
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slyDakotacat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! that really helped allot!
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad! ^_^
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slyDakotacat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
is this how you made your icon?:XD:
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Not exactly, When I made the icon I just made a background and drew the silhouette directly on another layer :P It was just too small to make a sketch XD
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slyDakotacat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lolz!
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dandypandy12 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks REALLY helpfull!!!
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ZKCats Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh never mind it loaded after I waited for a while :D
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
oh, good! ^u^ I hope you like it :)
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ZKCats Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I loved it! >w< Thank you so much!
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ZKCats Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
...I can't download it... I click on the "Download File" button but nothing happened. ^^;
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SnowPain Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for this useful tuto! ^-^ im trying to figure out how to make animation (:
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad you found it helpful! Good luck on animating, it is really giving once you get one finished :D
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SnowPain Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im starting to enjoy making them :la: i made my first one [link] going to make a running/walking animation but i have littel problems with placing back :0
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Panimated Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Oh no, looks like the link doesn't work :cries: Oh well, i'll just have to raid ur gallery >:3 run cycles are a great place to start, I love making them myself :)
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SnowPain Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh i accidentally put''im'' there. here is the real link [link] :3
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Still doesn't work xD But it is the one with the blue-ish wolf with blue markings blinking, right? *comented* :meow:
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SnowPain Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im gosh i suck at linking deviations XD haha yes!
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TrelDaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops O-o; Sorry I think I accidentlly print requested it ^^; sorry
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
no problem! :)
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kingtut98 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A very neat little tutorial- everything looks very simple, yet also pretty fiddly and time consuming. Still, that seems like the stuff that practice would help with. It's great to see something right from the bare bones (literally, in this case) through to the final product.
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Why thank you very much! :)
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Dapple-Stream Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it, and I found it very helpful! ^_^
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NobiRobi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It sounds really interesting, but apparently I can't watch it D:
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