I hope you've already learned a thing or two today, but let's talk about ways to get started with animating.
A quick question before we get started.
How do you want to use animation?
I think we'll probably hit the full spectrum of options here, but feel free to jump in with questions!
(Start with triumph bc it just gets hard and frustrating)
Today, you can use any drawing tool. Draw the first image, save it. Then SAVE AS & change the first image. Do this as many times as you need to.
Here's the only GIF I can find right now that I made this way. Sorry it's kinda morbid.
Take pics with your phone if you do it on paper, line them up when you crop them. 👍
But now you want more. You can do it!
The next thing I would suggest is to learn a new tool or technique. Challenge yourself!
Not sure what next step to take? Message me. I'm nice!
Here's some examples of my progression.....
Then I moved on to altering shapes. Notice how the mouths and eyes change shape. That took me way longer than it should have to figure out, and I'd definitely do it differently if I redid this!! 😂
This was also a huge lesson in organizing my assets!!!!!
(Assets == all individual pieces needed for an animation)
And it's such a subtle animation!!!!!
I'm way too proud of this one. 😂
(I feel like I'm the only one impressed by this, tho, bc I remember animating this kind of thing by hand) 😅😅😅
I just wanted to create a proof of concept that I could expand on in the program.
(It me when I had my skunk stripe)
Here's DARWIN the Jelly (from the live video).
This is still a work in progress, but will be one of 5 chars used for a series of cute #SciComm pieces (and available to talk about others' science)
Babi the Bacteriophage.
Babi isn't one of the 5, but I'm in love with it, so.....it'll get used somehow. 😍
Again, available if anyone wants to collab with Babi for their #SciComm project.