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Animation Resource Search 2010-10-13 00:18:22 Reply

Hey guys I'm looking for additional animation sources or sites to look at and research on since I'm thinking of getting into animating for newgrounds. This could be other flash forums or animation related,sites, or reference materials that could be helpful to those starting out.

Feel free to post your own research here as well or link it if you would like to add to this topic.

I'll start off with the research I came up with so far

Scribd? what is that?

http://www.scribd.com/

it is a document-sharing website which allows users to post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format.

In other words a social publishing site, where people share original writings and documents.

Animation

The Illusion of Life Disney Animation by:Frank Tomson and Olie Johnston

Facial-Expression

Key Poses: planning,sketches and references

How to Make Animated Films by: Tony White

Timing for Animation

Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators by: Michael D Mattesi

The Animators Workbook by: Tony White

The Animators Survival Kit by: Richard Williams

Gesture Drawing for Animation by: Walt Stanchfield

Cartoon Animation by: Preston Blair

Stop Motion Craft Skill for Model Animation by: Susannah Shaw

Animating Drawing 4 Legged Animals

Animation The Mechanics of Motion by: Chris Webster

The-12-Principles-of-Animation by: Frank and Ollie Johnston

Animation Tips & Tricks by: Shawn Kelly

Articles and magazines

The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons 3rd addistion by: Jeff Lenburg

Animation Magazine Feb 2010

The Art of Stop Motion Animation

Animation Magazine

Story-boarding & thought processes

Storyboards: Motion-in-Art by Mark Simon

The Filmmakers Guide to Production Design by: Vincent LoBrutto

Writing for Animation,Comics, and Games by: Christy Marx

Animation Writing and Development by: Jean Ann Wright

Planning for Animation: notes,sketches etc

Producing Independent 2D Character Animation by: Mark Simon

The Human Figure in Motion by: Muybridge Eadweard

A System for Planing and Timing Animation by: Glen Keane

Digital

Action! Acting Lessons for CG Animators by: John & Kristn Kundert-Gibbs

Digital Character Animation 2: Volume #2 Advanced-Techniques

3D max Tutorials: Character-Animation

3D for the Web Interactive 3D Animation Using 3Ds Max Flash and director by: Carol MacGillivray

Animating With Blender by: D.Roland Hess

My animation books

-some books worth checking out in the above links as well as good books to buy if your into animation.

Storyboard Design Course Principles Techniques by: Giuseppe Cristiano
-This book focuses mainly on creating proper storyboards and talks a bit about drawing and other useful things.
- this book can help you for planning out:
media productions
animations
computer games
movies/tv shows
plan out and pitch an idea to clients

-overall the book is really good at explaining different camera shot and how to portray your idea's and thoughts effectively.

The Animators Survival Kit by: Richard Williams(available to read above)
-nice informative animation book put together by Richard Williams the animation director of the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabit. Its pretty funny to read but allot of the content is technical so if you wanted step by step info its lacking but its useful to those who want to animate both 2D and 3D.

http://www.amazon.ca/Carto


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-13 17:28:50 Reply

Wow! great idea and impressive start!! This is what animation101 should have.

I dunno who runs that, but they're slackin'!!! Maybe you could pm that account and see if you can help update it and keep it active! Could be really helpful to a lot of people!! :D


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-16 20:57:41 Reply

np :D glad you guys like them so far

animation 101 was a pretty good find I've added it to my own collection

here is more for the post

NG news post: Want to be a better animator?

Angry Animator's Animation tutorial page

Animation Mentor Resource page: blogs, eBooks and reports, newsletter, podcasts, the Student Showcase and webinars

List of animation tutorials and references by: WhiteShadow


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-17 16:03:16 Reply

Fantastic post! This needs to be stickied or something!

Also, I'm the one who slacking on animation 101. It's been collecting dust for quite some time now. Crev, if you'd like to help, send me a PM!


"Animation is not the art of drawings that move, but the art of movements that are drawn." -Norman McLaren

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-17 23:40:47 Reply

Sure I can help out I'll still add some here as well for those who have bookmarked this already


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-21 13:35:29 Reply

Here are some youtube Animation guide as well as some tips to getting started with flash from JAZZA known for creating of "Larry" as well as "Paladin" and many other projects.

How To Draw PT.1 - Construct

How To Draw PT.2 - expressions (part 1)

How To Draw PT.2 - expressions (part 2)

How To Draw PT.3 - poses (part 1)

How To Draw PT.3 - poses (part 2)

How To Draw PT.4 - color / lighting

How To Draw PT.5 - hands

How To Draw PT.6 - hair

How To Draw PT.7 - Animation Setup

How To Draw PT.8 - Animation part 1

How To Draw PT.8 - Animation part 2

How To Draw: Mouths!

How To: Organize layers in flash (part 1)

How To: Organize layers in flash (part 2)

How To: Lip Sync in Flash (part 1)

How To: Lip Sync in Flash (part 2)

if there are anymore from JAZZA that is useful I'll post it in here


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-22 07:54:48 Reply

Wow thanks! This is really helpful!


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-27 08:42:19 Reply

np glad you liked it I'll be posting a bunch tomorrow I'll see about getting some more video related to learning visually if not it will be mostly references and guides.

again if you have any sites or stuff you would like to add feel free to add your links in here whether it is flash related or not.

heres another one till tomorrow:

SpikeVallentine who has made allot of animations for both Newgroundsas well as Deviant art made this flash tutorial.

Unleash your Imagination

its a bit technical but it does have visual examples on how to do fbf and goes in depth in certain areas. Also includes tricks and tips on using flash to help start up your own creations.


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-10-29 17:08:36 Reply

Well i'm certainly bookmarking this page for future reading, thanks for all the links, i'm sure theres a wealth of knowledge here that'll help me no end :)

I would of mentioned the Animators Survival Kit by Richard Williams but i see you have it already listed.

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-11-01 21:29:43 Reply

Here are some more video links I found to get you started with flash animating

Nukyew2's Flash Tutorials 1: Getting Started

Nukyew2's Flash Tutorials 2: New Documents

2D Drawn Animation - Sketching in Real Time ( A M Baig ) shows the general process of drawing frame by frame in flash

ANIMATION TUTORIAL Drawing ( A M Baig )


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-11-13 10:07:26 Reply

Here is some research I had put together for a few helpful groups on Deviant art who where looking for alternatives to flash.

This list contains a variety of different free animation programs for all whether you are into stop motion,traditional, 3D, or digital animating.

For those who plan on getting flash to animate but don't have the money at the time both Pencil and Ez toon have the same onion skin option as flash does so you can get some frame by frame animation practice in beforehand.

Advice:Free Animation Software

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2010-11-25 01:09:19 Reply

Here is something I have found a while ago to help come up with characters or backgrounds for animations,artworks, as well for 3D works as well.

>>Alchemy<<

Alchemy lets you brainstorm idea's visually to explore an expanded range of ideas and possibilities in a serendipitous way.

This program for free to use and works on mac and pc and doesn't take up allot of space on your computer.

How do you use the program?

Tools
its suggested to have a tablet for this if not its ok to do without one

Just start messing around with the features such as splatter, randomize, etc there is no wrong way of using it.

Use your imagination look at it and figure out what certain patterns could be(example of this would be like looking at clouds and guessing what they look like).

if it helps pick a theme or subject before finding what shapes look like what

here are some examples of what people have come up with

gallery http://al.chemy.org/gallery/

video's
http://al.chemy.org/workshops/
http://al.chemy.org/videos/

you can check out the forums to see others examples as well as tips to use it

Some Questions & Answers

I'm trying out the program but can't get anything to look like people or animals

I can't either though some will be able to and other can't if you can draw well enough with it you can still get prop idea's or designs out of the program you can apply to your drawings and animations.

Cool program can I use it for anything else

You can save out the images you make in certain formats and bring them into programs such as photoshop,gimp,flash, and even use it to make stencil for 3D sculpting programs like Z-brush,mudbox or Sculptris( free as well http://www.sculptris.com/)


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2011-01-05 00:02:26 Reply

Here is some more research I found for those who are in the animation industry or multimedia design

Demo Reel 101

Interview 101

Freelancing 101

Examples of demo reels & design


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-01-10 19:50:32 Reply

Been busy lately to post anything due to working day and night shifts together so here is some more research I have come across.

Don Bluth has come out with a series of dvd tutorials that you can follow along to and learn the fundamentals you need to learn about animation. Most of the videos below you can notice some time lapse were it skips but they are more to give you an introduction of how you can learn from each.

You have the option of buying the full lessons per topic which run about $19.95 American or you can get 8 of Animation DvD set together for $136.00 . Also you could buy the Online Membership for a month or a year to additional animation advice or tips from their archive. Part of the membership also includes the chance to watch a live animation seminar with Don bluth every Wesnesday at 4:00pm sharp Arizona time like Justin.tv you can have the chance to ask questions and have the chance to have them answered so you can actively participate.

Learn to Draw

Don Bluth Animation Tutorial: Monkey See Monkey Do.

Don Bluth Animation Tutorials: Draw as you Please

Don Bluth Animation Tutorial: Getting the Feeling

Learn to Animate

Don Bluth Animation Tutorial:Nuts and Bolts

Don Bluth Animation Tutorial: Bouncing Ball

Don Bluth Animation Tutorial:Texture and Timing disc 1

Don Bluth Animation Tutorial: Disc two
Some other related video's:

Don Bluth draws flowing hair

Don Bluth Illustrates Bird Flight


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-01-10 20:02:45 Reply

I got one of the best DVD's for animating in 3D: Learning 3D Character animation with Jeff Lew

This is one of the DVD's that we saw in animation class, Really interesting.

And if you want some Production tips, you should take a look at the bonus features of The Killer Bean

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-01-10 20:05:22 Reply

please make this post a stickie, there is a waterfall of knowledge for future Animator and
animators-to-be.

this post is awesome

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-01-10 22:53:49 Reply

I highly recomend animator's survival kit.
Nice post, you help me a lot

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-04-17 12:09:31 Reply

np :D

went and made a section for the Alchemy on deviant art with more links and content will update it if I find any new video's or information.

Advice: Alchemy Software

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-04-27 08:49:59 Reply

Bumpin' for usefulness.

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-04-29 10:50:37 Reply

This post is awesome. Thanks a lot Crev!

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-05-06 22:56:08 Reply

thankyou


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-06-15 10:01:12 Reply

Thanks for the positive feedback guys

Been busy allot at work with night shifts and hoping to land a new job so I can concentrate on animating again

Got around to finding a bunch of art related books took almost 40 hours last few days over at /www.scribd.com. IT took awhile since every time you went back to the main list it would bring you back to the first page and that was out of 500 pages I looked at. I know it isn't animation related but I thought it would be useful here since allot of people interested in animation can learn to transfer these skills over when they do the animation exercises or compare them to the animation books above.

Going to post this in a new reply below since there is a character limit and posting allot of links


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-06-15 10:06:49 Reply

Crockman's Lair How to learn to Draw Manga

How to Draw powerpoint

How to Draw General Anime Faces

How to Draw Things in Nature by: Rob Court

How to Draw Things in Nature by: Rob Court

How to Draw Comic Hero's and villain by:Christoper hart

How to Draw Folds and Clothing

How to Draw Cartoons by: Brain Platt

How to Draw Animals by: Jack Hamm

Learn How To Draw Good Tutorials

How to Draw Kung Fu Comics by:Cheung, Man Wai

How to Draw Celtic Key Patterns by: Andy Sloss

How to Draw Comics Comic by: John Byrne

How to Draw Manga Photoshop Techniques

Fun with a pencil by: Andrew Loomis

The Art of Drawing by: Willy Pogany

Drawing Portraits by: Giovanni Civardi

Figure Drawing for all its worth by: Andrew Loomis

Successful Drawing by: Andrew Loomis

Lessons from Michelangelo by: Michael Burban

Animal Drawing

The Art of Drawing the human body

How to Draw Blitz Cartoons by: Bruce Blitz

How to Draw Manga:Compiling Application and Practice by: Hikaru Hayashi

How To Draw Manga:Giant Robots by: Hikaru Hayashi

The New Drawing on the Right side of the Brain by: Betty Edwards

Pencil-Drawing-Techniques by: David Lewis

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner by: Claire Watson Garcia

Advanced Drawing Skills by: Barrington Barber

Manga Drawing Basics

Drawing Nature by: Stanley Maltzman

123 DRAW Cartoon Aliens and Space stuff by: Steve Barr

Techniques for Drawing Female Manga Characters by: Hikaru Hayashi

The Practice and Science of Drawing Art

The Art of Basic Drawing by: Walter foster

The Art of Drawing by: Willy Pogany

Perspective Drawing Handbook by: Joseph D'Amelio

Secrets of Drawing Comics by: Rich Buckler

The Art of Animal Drawing by: Ken Hultgren

The Art of Drawing-Portraits by: Giovanni Civardi

Figure Drawing for all its Worth by: Andrew Loomis

The Fundamentals of Illustration by: Lawrence Zeegen

Successful Drawing by: Andrew Loomis

The Art of Drawing the Human Body

Drawing Dynamic Hands by: Burne Hogarth

Drawing the Human Head by: Burne Hogarth

Anatomy and Drawing by: Victor Perard

Painting and Drawing Children by: John Norton

Drawing the Head and Hands by: Andrew Loomis

How to Draw What You See by: Rudy De Renya

How to draw Comic book Heroes and Villains by: christopher hart

How To Draw Manga Compiling Application And Practice

Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs by: Lee Hammond

The Art of Animal Drawing by: Ken Hulgtren

Drawing on the Funny Side of the Brainby: Christopher Hart

Figure Drawing Without a Model by: Ron Tiner

Classical Drawing Atelier by: Juliette Aristides

You can draw anything with cartoons and illustrations by: Alec Ellis

Learn to Draw Manga by: Crockman Lair

Pencil Drawing by: Michael Woods

123 Draw-Cartoon Wild Animals by: Freddie Levin

1-2-3-Draw-Cartoon-People by: Steve Barr

50 Robots to Draw and Paint by: Keith Tompson

How to Be Creative by: Hugh MacLeod

123 DRAW Knights,Castles, and Dragons by: Steve Barr


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-06-15 10:10:29 Reply

here is the last two

123 draw cool cartoonstuff by: Steve Barr

Trees and How to Paint Them

going to try and set some time every week to post more links here as well as in animation101 if I'm not working almost everyday at my night job.


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-06-15 16:05:30 Reply

I help write things for Animator Island, so feel free to check that out! Tips, tricks, and secrets of animation.

http://www.animatorisland.com/

Hope it's helpful to you. :)

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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-06-20 02:34:38 Reply

At 6/15/12 04:05 PM, JKR wrote: I help write things for Animator Island, so feel free to check that out! Tips, tricks, and secrets of animation.

http://www.animatorisland.com/

Hope it's helpful to you. :)

looks pretty good thanks for sharing

going to try doing the "Say No to Stickmen" article when I get the chance


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-06-20 16:13:57 Reply

At 6/20/12 02:34 AM, Crev wrote: looks pretty good thanks for sharing

going to try doing the "Say No to Stickmen" article when I get the chance

Awesome, send me a PM and let me know how it goes! :)


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2012-10-07 17:41:29 Reply

I'm gona post in here so I can have a reference for this page ;) quality resources in here!


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2013-04-01 06:52:14 Reply

Been a while since I posted anything here finally saved up for a computer after 3 years. Should be getting back into adobe and 3D max again soon.

I Think this time around the links will be more of places for people to check out and get idea's and inspiration for the times when you have a artist block or want to try something new.

Here are links that show a mix of Digital, design,animation, art, and flim

CartoonbBrew is a site where it has the latest updated news, trends and ideas in animation. A Great place to check out to come up with ideas and see examples of animations of those within the industry.

Motiongrapher.com is source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers.

Abduzeedo

TheDesignInspiration

Splashnology

Flovorwire

InspirationLab

Cssauthor

Designspiration

Trendsnow

Inspiremonkey

Meathaus

Byteweiser

TheInspirationRoom

CartoonStock

2ExpertsDesign

Bashooka

Designussion

http://cartooncave.blogspot.ca/

123Inspiratiion

Cgmotionbox

LittleBoxofIdeas

WebNeel

GameSauce

Trendhunter

HynridLavaCracked


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Response to Animation Resource Search 2013-04-05 16:22:54 Reply

At 10/13/10 12:18 AM, Crev wrote: Hey guys I'm looking for additional animation sources or sites to look at and research on since I'm thinking of getting into animating for newgrounds. This could be other flash forums or animation related,sites, or reference materials that could be helpful to those starting out.

WOW!!! :O Thank you for posting this! Great stuff, man. Cheers!