At 5/16/12 04:08 PM, 24thebluesky wrote:
Okay I guess I suck at animation from the work that I've submitted in through the last few days. I have a lot of creative ideas buzzing through my head but most of my ideas seem to just FAIL when I put them in animation form because a lot of them are slow, make little since to viewers,
Hmm, I know what you mean. I used to have this same problem for a while - it's only recently that I've worked around it. It takes time and practice to learn how to correctly execute your concepts. A huge problem I had would be I'd perfectly envision everything I was going to animate in my head, but I'd forget it later on. To fix this, I drew very, rough storyboards when I was envisioning it, so that it doesn't distract my mind from how I'll storyboard it.
Whether the storyboards look decent or not, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that you drew it clearly enough that you know which shot is which and how to pull it off later when you do the animation in Flash.
If you're unsure which shot to use and how to portray your concept, then watch some cartoons similar to the ones you want to produce and gain inspiration from them. Your "Jake story" was a solid concept but it needed work, like I said in my review 5 days ago.
But I spend SOOOOO much time animating but I usually get very little positive results done.
I suggest doing sloppy sketches, animating them and doing the polished sketches and animating them over the sloppy. I test some animations on sloppy sketches so I don't waste my time poorly animating an elaborate character.
So what are your easy steps to animating animations FAST?
I follow the storyboard and try my best to make the animation realistic and believable. But a solution of mine would be if my character was going to do something and it would take lots of animation, give him or her an alternative. That way, the outcome is the same and production time is even shorter.
Do you map out a storyboard first? Like do you get out a sketchpad and sketch the ideas first and THEN write out a script?
Animating random scenes out of order
Putting them together
What are some of your secrets that you can share? ;O
basically that alternative solution thing I mentioned above. and also to motion-tween on minor movements.