Plasman wrote:Very nice, Anna! Shame that's all there is.
Shame, yes it is, especially that an other forumite really indeed does study animation, - Hi Crunchlet!
Plasman wrote:Which program are you using? Is it that Macromedia Flash program?
Much, much, much, better for my opinion, it's called Anime Studio 5, you have more control about your characters, you can rig them with bones, that means, you can reduce the in-betweens to zero, (not the best idea, but possible)
You can use photos, bitmap pictures, and you can also make vectorgraphics and animate them.
Theoretical it would be easy to anmiate Jenny's comics, cut out the character, rigging, and place them on the background again, then animate.
here is an example http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=mwcIgF_byeA
Kaye on a Pastel Defender background
I'd did cut out Kaye, the body has bones like the arm, the machines are simply moved from A to B, and the "zoom", well lt's a simple resize.
For bitmap animation you need *.png pictures,they have to be free, I use photoshop with an alpha channel and save them as png's.
Vector animation is also possible, which is closer to Flashhttp://de.youtube.com/watch?v=gxRv0X3Fynk
All that moving was made with bones, no extra pic was needed, the bone deformed the cloak as I wished
The background is a bitmap.
The outline, yes I should had remove it, but in this test I wanted to see how the interaction was, hey, - that's true!
If you want to know what is possible with the software, just search inside youtube for Anime Studio, or Moho, the name the software had before.
I'm interested in making animations, but I just never seem to find the time...
Shame on me again, I've got the software and no time.
Fact is, my big brother thought: hey, and did want a 60 minutes movie...
Did I mention I have no full experiences yet?
Short films, for learning, should be the first step, I couldn't find time, ...
And mostly the wall is/seems to high for me...
here is a linkhttp://www.lostmarble.com/http://my.smithmicro.com/win/graphics.html
Oh yes, there are two version, one cheap one expensive
You can export as avi and as Quicktime, also as a SWF, (flash animation).