Okay so I am getting sick of stupid questions surfacing in the animation forum.
What FPS to animate at? What stage size?
It would be so easy for people to just search google or do a forum search!
Now I made this thread for Newbies to post questions instead of spamming the forum.
Here are a few things I will tell you in case you don't know.
Frames per Second:
I use 24 FPS, But that is only to be used at an intermediate level.
Beginner's should use 18 or 20 FPS.
How to make a Flash:
Make your script- The story
Character Sketches- Create all of the characters it can be a basic sketch as long as it keeps the idea fresh in your mind.
Storyboard- Make a rough plan of how you want the animation to go.
Animate the rough- This is basically the last storyboard or animatic. It is pretty much creating better movements for the animation
Final Animation- Clean the rough make the final animation
Polish- Ink the animation add effects
How to fight animators block-
Get some inspiration
Watch some high quality animations!
Watch some movies. Animators Block is usually brought on when you don't have fun or your not pushing yourself OR pushing to hard. Whichever the case you need to ease into your comfort zone. When you get to the point where you have a warm fuzzy feeling inside when you animate that is when you know your out of the animators block. Also not following the animation sequence above brings this on as well. Staring at the flash layout doesn't help much trust me you won't think of anything. AND PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!
I hear this one alot.
What program do you use derrr?
Uh well its called fucking flash animation so what do you think?
Wanna be a flash animator download flash. You can always get it for free if you know what I mean but I'm not going into detail as I actually bought my flash. Download a trial of the latest flash if you want to try it. or Download a trial of Flash 8 Professional.
I'm sure some other people have things too add but I'm tired so you guys can add it.
Thanks for reading