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icelandicorangutan
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Wanting to start animation Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 08:05 PM Reply

Hey guys, My name is icelandicorangutan, and I created an account after months of lurking on Newgrounds. I really want to start animation, but I have no idea where to start. I have some great ideas for animations, but I really need to know how to get started. If you animators could lend some tips and what software to download, it would be such a great help.

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Response to Wanting to start animation Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 08:23 PM Reply

In order of importance:

Draw lots.

Get flash to animate with. If all your doing is animation, then you can go back as far as CS4 and still have all the tools you need.

Get a hold of this book if you can.
Animators Survival Kit

Learn sound design if you don't have someone doing it for you. It will go a long way to making your animation better.

Read some basics on framing, composition, and editing. You will find this in film study.

Maybe get a Tablet, but I have known some good animators that just use a mouse, so it is in no way required.

Then again maybe you just want to get flash and screw around with it. Either way, good luck.


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Response to Wanting to start animation Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 09:37 PM Reply

At 8/13/12 08:23 PM, 23450 wrote: In order of importance:

#1 Animation Forum


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