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At 1 day ago, InnerChild548 wrote: find great animation
save the swf
upload and claim as my own
ama gon chill
Think of Idea
Plan first scene in my head
Animate as I go
That's usually what I do, I've never story boarded before
Mine is,writing a plot, drawing it out as I go if I miss some details I'll add in later,then I paint it onto a cell animation.
I used to use flash a lot but it's just not the same as the traditional work.
This is how I do it:
1. Come up with completely stupid idea
2. Decide "HEY, I MIGHT JUST ANIMATE DAT SHIIIT"
3. Write out a very basic storyboard and script (it basically just looks like a little comic in my notepads)
4. Voicework and background music/sfx
5. ANIMAAAAATE DAT SHIIIIT
6. Cry when its done
In terms of the order of how I animate, I draw the backgrounds first, overlay the character, then do lip syncing.
1. sketch / storyboard ideas
2.record dialogue / music if any
3. rough backgrounds
4. rough : animatics / keyframes / inbetweens
5. polished keyframes then inbetweens (lip work if any)
8. polished backgrounds
9. music / sfx editing
10. render tests
more or less the way i go about em, sometimes all sounds I save for last or do backgrounds first depending on the look and type of animation.
This is only for the biggies.
Brainstorm idea bullets on notebook
Build a chain of events
Write a rough draft script
Storyboard (Essential so I have a guide for the shots)
Effects and Backgrounds
Mine as of now:
Animatic (somewhat incomplete / sketchy)
Line + Color
Music / Voice / SFX
Lip Syncing (if applicable)
Preloaders / Credits
Portal, Chat & BBS Moderator
Turn on Livestream and Grooveshark, create the characters, write the script, record the audio and do the acting, make a storyboard/animatic, show my editor, plot out loose BGs, draw keyframes, draw extremes, draw inbetweens, color, show my editor again, bring all exported files into after effects and final cut for post production, watch completed episode!
I start out with photoshop like program (gimp, ectra) then export it all into flash, like the options of brushes way better.
I dont know how you pen users do it.
At 1 month ago, Otto wrote: Fall asleep
Ha ha, you're amazing man! <3
Swimming in a pool of ever-flowing creativity.
My Technique for animating goes like this:
Wait till it's 9:30 pm to start writing the story;
then I have a drink of Beer;
followed by a Chic-a-fila;
then watch anything done by Seth Mcfarlane; (This really gets the mind going)
followed by some more beer with honey roasted peanuts;
followed by another Beer to washed down he peanuts;
afterwards, I help myself to another bottle of beer;
then Sleep for two hours while television is left turned on;
then wake up with an idea worth animating.
Grab crayon, paper and start doodling,
Then I scream, "TajÅ« Kage Bunshin no Jutsu" POOF-POOF-POOF-POOf-poooooof
and Viola, an animation is created.
It works every time.
Animate Madness thing
Get struck with more bordem
continue animate Madness, do a different Madness Animation or resume a ingored animation
more madness animating until 2 in the morning
I spend most of my days watching madness combat and tributes, i (try to) write possitive review on animations, but i don't put bad comment, I make humor out of it and move on
Think up really awesome idea while on a bus.
Go home and start to animate
Find out that I am nowhere near as good as I think I am
Play Xbox and cry.
At 4/11/12 02:53 AM, thekiwi wrote: step 1:
Write ridicules script.
record voice of script parts.
make story board (in flash timeline) according script and voices.
basically the same except sometimes I don't use voices
- come up with stupid idea
-trash that idea
- come up with something i can actually do
- write it out
-look for references
-make a list of what scenes to work on first
- whip out the ol pen and pad and get to sketchin
- search online for references
- play some jpop/jrock music
- scan in stuff
-vectorize said stuff
- bitch on chat on how horrible i am
- render some scenes
-get pissed that the don't look anything like what i envisioned
-re do them
-bitch on chat
-finish and edit everthing
- post it to NG
- Bitch that nobody watches it or comments
I dont actually write anything.
Everything will be in my mind
and I just start drawing rough sketches on paper.....
then scanning it....
Drawing it neatly in the software
Braking down the character
Drawing the BG and props
and finally start Animating
Well, I'm working on one of my first animations right now... For me it's basically going through it as I go, and planning in my head. I'll think of better techniques in the future. :P