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An Animation Revolution

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Apr 21, 2011 | 5:37 PM EDT
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I'll make something else now...

For the record I am indifferent to the software. I have no problem with people wanting to create animation with it for fun as long as those with loftier ambitions aren't letting their skills stagnate. I spent a lot of time with 3D movie maker as a kid because I didn't know how else I could create animation and I really wish I had discovered flash sooner. Brad Bird began his first animated film at 11 years old so you're never too young to start!

So please remember that my animated counterpart is a caricature in more ways than one; I didn't really jump on a horse when Skyrim was announced and I'm not about to go postal on someone who wants to use some gimmicky animation software, just consider the alternatives.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Point Well Taken

I like that you were able to make a valid statement in an entertaining way. I notice some other reviewers say you are unduly picking on Go! Animate. That misses the point, which is "if you aspire to making great animation, don't be lazy." People may rush to the defense of software like Go! Animate with the reasoning, "I don't have your drawing/animation skills." Well, if an aspiring Flash artist uses Go! Animate for such reasons, aren't they really just admitting they are lazy?

Two recent Flash animations come to mind: "Pokemon But With Animals" by RyanHatesMilk and "Contra Rampage" by Rambo Joe. If you view these flashes, you can make an argument that the artists have underdeveloped art and animation skills, and might even say some of the animation sucks. But that doesn't keep these Flashes from being great flashes, and if you look at the artists' body of work as a whole, their skills improve with time. Why? Because they put heart and effort into it. Which Go! Animate likely is missing in its toolbox.

So thank you for making the point that great animation is about more than just slapping some images on a screen. And for doing so in an entertaining way. Anyone aspiring to be a flash animator just needs to watch this and take the lesson to heart.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


all my fives goes to HappyHarry. Awesome job Harry


Rated 5 / 5 stars


it is the best of all time because go animate sucks and it related to captin america in a funny way


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yeah about time someone spoke out against GOAnimat

Yeah, just awesome...


Rated 5 / 5 stars