60
168
0
A basic guide to animating
9.2K Views|1 Today
© 2010 - 2019 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
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Comments (48)
Izuri-Chan93's avatar
Izuri-Chan93|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this tutorial :) it helped me practice a lot, I hope to keep improving! but this helped teach me a lot of things I needed :)

www.deviantart.com/izuri-chan9…
Reply  ·  
Panimated's avatar
Panimated|Professional Filmographer
I should re-make this tutorial sometime, it's quite old now! But I'm so glad it was still helpful! :aww: Your final animation looks really nice, well done!
Reply  ·  
Izuri-Chan93's avatar
Izuri-Chan93|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) I still got long ways to go but for my first attempt of animating again after years I am happy with it haha. Not as smooth as yours but I think more practice will help with that ;) if you remake I will check it out too haha, I need lots of study material :) 
Reply  ·  
Bandit819's avatar
Bandit819|Student Digital Artist
kuroshin on icon 
Reply  ·  
JesseBurn's avatar
JesseBurn|Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you for this! Very helpful, your site is great.
Reply  ·  
Rika24's avatar
Rika24| General Artist
it's not letting me download :(
Reply  ·  
karribou's avatar
karribou|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?
Reply  ·  
Panimated's avatar
Panimated|Professional Filmographer
I've actually been thinking about doing something like that. Maybe if I get some extra time on my hands :)
Reply  ·  
karribou's avatar
karribou|Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! That would be great!
Reply  ·  
sindos's avatar
sindos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I did use it!
Here: [link]
Thank you!
Reply  ·  
Panimated's avatar
Panimated|Professional Filmographer
cool! It looks nice! :)
Reply  ·  
sindos's avatar
sindos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
^3^
Thankies!
Reply  ·  
sindos's avatar
sindos|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, I loved it! I shall try later this day o,o
Reply  ·  
willburthecat's avatar
It looks really good! I just wish that i could watch it):
Reply  ·  
Panimated's avatar
Panimated|Professional Filmographer
Try seeing it on youtube! [link] :)
Reply  ·  
willburthecat's avatar
willburthecat|Hobbyist Artist
K BUT I'M REALLY BUSY!:{
Reply  ·  
willburthecat's avatar
It looks really good! I just wish that i could watch it):
Reply  ·  
NoreyDragon's avatar
NoreyDragon|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?
Reply  ·  
Panimated's avatar
Panimated|Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yes, independently moving symbols are one of the wonders of flash! :D
Reply  ·  
Neovirah's avatar
Neovirah|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!!
Reply  ·  
Panimated's avatar
Panimated|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!
Reply  ·  
Neovirah's avatar
Neovirah|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 ;)
Reply  ·  
Panimated's avatar
Panimated|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! :)
Reply  ·  
Neovirah's avatar
Neovirah|Hobbyist General Artist
I have tryed before but i can try again. Thanks for the help! =)and nice animation XD
Reply  ·  
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved