Animation Exercise #7: Weather This!
By popular demand, Animation Exercises is back!!! I am excited for your interest in this event, and it will be amazing to see what you will create!
Every now and then, animation has to be done in the background or in the foreground that deals with weather and special effects. Water, Fire, Wind, Rock, so on and so on.
For this exercise, let’s see you animate a special effects action. It can be raining, snowing, lava erupting from a volcano, even a flag or a cape blowing in the wind. What will not be permitted this time is a character being animated. Characters are great, and we will return to characters, we do want to see how you would animate special effects.
Now I will say this: Explosions are fine, but please, do not animate something (like a church, organization, politician or a controversial figure, etc.) being blown up. I will not accept or showcase your animation if you do. If you have any questions on that, feel free to ask, and I answer to help you out. Let’s try to make it non political/controversial as possible please.
You like to see a wonderful example of special effects animation, you can reference Studio Ghibli, Avatar: The Last Airbender, or even Animator Cookiefication! You can also check this blog’s special effects tag to see some other great examples of special effects animation for inspiration and reference (some will have characters animated along with the special effects animation).
Well, enjoy the challenge, and looking forward to seeing your works soon!
Disclaimer: We do ask that you keep the animation age appropriate and not vulgar. No hate speech, religion bashing, or anything sexual. We do not want to decline a submission due to an animation that showcases the things we request not to have. Thank you in advance.
What This Exercise Will Help You With: All 12 Principles of Animation
Due Date: August 3.
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