tge animatic looks so good,,,,, i cant believe it its so amazing how long did it take you?? also what animation software do u use, i want to get into animation but i dont really know where to start ;;
That took a month to complete (the weekends, mornings, and evenings, that is). It’s the most polished animation I’ve done thus far—usually I go for a way rougher style to save me some effort, haha.
I use Photoshop CS6 for animation and After Effects for compositing. Check out this write-up for more info on my process from script to finish, or this timelapse of making a single shot. I hope that’s helpful—watching other people do their stuff originally helped me get started with animation.
But how to really get started? Just try to do it.Draw a pic. Draw it again slightly different. Ta-dah, you’ve got a two-frame animation. Put them together in Photoshop or Flash or whatever to play it. Hell, I’ve even seen people use Windows Media Player to compile their animation frames. There’s lots of books and resources that’ll help you get better at animation, but honestly, just messing about and experimenting is gonna teach you so much.
Many people swear by animation exercises—bouncing balls, figures lifting boxes, the lot. Sure, they’ll make you a better animator (better than me, certainly, since I never had the patience to do much of those… except for the bouncing ball, which ironically got used in the TAZ animation). But I personally think it’s more important to nurture a love for the craft by doing stuff you’re really, honestly excited about rather than standardised exercises. Why do you want to animate? Do you have a scene in your head that you crave to see for real? Make that happen. Plan it, sketch it out, and then just do everything you can to finish it. You’ll learn on the way.
Start simple and familiar. I found my groove by doing gif loops; something small and quick, basically painting with a moving part. That worked as a first step for me since it built upon what I already knew (i.e. backgrounds). What are your strenghts, currently? Do something related to those. Do things your own way. The whole reason I do lineless animation now is because I suck at clean lineart so I was like, screw that.
Good luck with your animating! Feel free to shoot me an ask if you get stuck, or need clarification/detail on something. I’d love to see what you end up making.
You know, I don't think I've ever actually spoken to you directly, so here's me fixing that by saying ur super funny and a Photoshop Wizard that I admire a lot 😄😄😄 xoxo
Hi! Thank you! Always good the hear from people you see around the fandom but never really get to talk to - my askbox and IM is open :D and I’m glad my terrible sense of humour amuses someone else but me. let’s hope I can kick my brain into gear and get back to some of that “photoshop wizardry” to which you refer ;) thank you again for your kind words!
I saw something by accident this morning that I wish I hadn’t. It made me extremely uncomfortable. (It wasn’t on my dash, thank goodness.)
If you’re a mutual and you’re okay with Photoshopping Magnus out of an intimate scene with Alec to put any other character in his place, please unfollow me. No hard feelings on my part. I won’t judge anyone.
I just don’t ever want to see that again. Ever. That goes for any canon relationships, but especially for Malec.
Been a while since I updated everyone on the yellow rope. Noodle shed on the 1st, then got a nice, tasty r.at, and this is his first outing of the new year. I tucked him in my bath robe to keep him warm while I was on the computer this morning and he fell asleep in there, then decided to poke his head out as I was getting pictures. I took a few pics of him on my bed (excuse the mess) and got out the good old yard stick to see how long he is. At a year and a half old, Noodle is 3.5 feet long and about 1040g.
Happy new year, all. Best wishes from Noodle and me!
regardless, someone proficient at photoshop can you please make me an edit of one of those split screen moments where they’re all in their lions except shiro is in black, allura is in blue and lance is in red? like this:
i guess i could try myself but i think i’d fuck it up cuz i’m not good at all that
Hi guys it’s Oliver here!! @y3ri made the best banner ever for me because I have no graphic making skills ok. I thought it was time for me to finally make a follow forever so here we are! I’ve only been running this blog for about 8 months now and I’ve met some really great people and made some amazing friends. You’ve all made tumblr such a fun place to be and I’m so grateful for that. So basically, this ff is just a big thank you to all the blogs I follow I love you all <3 (also I wrote a special shoutout to my most important people under the cut).
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Okay, I know I should wait until I track down my actual camera, and charge its battery, and get some natural lighting in which to take a good photograph…but I love this too much and I can’t wait. Besides, the crappy fakeout version that I painted on Photoshop from my badly distorted pencil sketch has got SO MANY notes, and that just cracks me up! (Thanks for that, though, everyone. I hope you like this one even better - I certainly do!)
So here’s a photo of the finished watercolor painting - taken with my phone, this morning. I edited that photo to fix contrast and color, trying to get it to look more like it does in person; I also erased the pink-tinged background (artifact of the phone’s flash). Other than that, it looks about right. :)