View Full Version : animation software?
01-01-2004, 03:49 PM
I was wondering if any of you knew of any kind of affordable equiptment to make some cell animated shorts. I know it consists mostly of drawing but what makes the images flip so that the animation "comes alive"?
01-02-2004, 12:38 AM
You only need a camera and *any* editing program to do this kind of traditional animation. Of course you need to master the technique to be able to draw a frame after frame so that it "flows". Stop-motion animators have a special device on their camera which shows the previous frame and the frame they are currently working on. The can flip back and forth between those two.
I have to say that you are entering and enourmously diffucult and extremely time-consuming genre. IMHO it might be a better option to learn some 3D cell animation. It's much easier and faster, and that's where the future is any way.
You can use even photoshop to do cell animations. Just make the frames on different layers and then export them as image files to your editing program.
01-02-2004, 11:18 AM
Thank you very much.
I realise its a time consuming thing to be involved in but i keep hearing that you wont be taken seriously as a filmmaker until you make some great shorts and ive always found short animation to have more impact than live action. Dunno why. The strange thing is I wouldnt want to stick only to animation as im not that artistic so id probably need to hire an artist. I just cant make my mind up.
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