Thursday, September 27, 2012

Teaching Myself Flash! Part 2

Onion skins are God's gift to animators. I played around with the program and finally figured out how to draw on each frame instead of just altering objects.

And after I discovered the onion skins, this got a LOT easier.

So I tried the bouncing ball again to test it out:

Yeah, it's rough and I understand, but I'm actually proud of this one.
I'm gonna play with this a lot more from here on out.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaching Myself Flash!

So, as we all know, Flash is an animation program. It's very often used by animators and yet... I've never used it. I've used many other methods of animating (Photoshop, Anime Studio, Paper, My own hands, etc.), but I wanted to take a crack at this one.

I'll admit... One look at it and I was stumped.

So I'll be poking around it and trying to figure it out.
But I'm not completely lost because I managed to make a ball bounce with it!
Yeah, it's not pretty. I know that it bounces on two different planes.
Nevertheless! I will learn this software and I'll post my steps along the way.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gesture Sketches!

So, I was on's figure drawing tool and was playing with a little bit of digital gesture drawing. This is what I came up with in twenty minutes: