Tradigital Animation Tutorial Using Flash (or your choice of software)
“Tradigital”, if you haven’t figured it out already, is an industry word combining “traditional” and “digital”. The days of pencil and paper animation at most studios are long gone but that doesn’t mean those same frame-by-frame techniques can’t live on with our tools du jour. There are still old-timers teaching the young-bloods how to animate the old fashioned way, one drawing at a time. We couldn’t find one of those old-timers to teach this course though, so we’ve got Conan Sinclair instead!
Conan is a full time freelance animator working on cartoons and game projects in Victoria, Australia. He has prepared an amazing four hour course on the “tradigital” skills he uses in his work.
Part 1 – This first part covers basic animation techniques applicable to any program you choose to animate with, but the instructor does spend some time early on teaching a few of the tools within Flash that he will be using throughout this series of lessons.
Part 2 – Learn how to do a head turn animation, starting with two key poses, then working with timing, ease-in and out’s, and in-between frames.
Part 3 – How to get more flexibility in your animation when going from one keypose to another.
Part 4 – This part covers dialogue animation using mouth shapes (or phonemes) and then the instructor brings in an audio file to sync an animation to.
Part 5 – This last part teaches how to clean up your animation, paint in a more polished, professional look to your frames, then include Layer effects to add a variety of styles to your final piece.
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