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Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.


Grimey Drawer

I think I may need to adjust the eye tracking on my polar bear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEkcJlE0cO0

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Android Blues
Nov 22, 2008



i've been animating anteaters. here's one casting a spell!


SebAndSeb
Apr 23, 2007

hello


So after probably the best part of a decade and a half dabbling in animation on and off I finally finished something:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5CkutRK9x0

Nothing compared to what some of you guys toss up, but I'm happy to have made something more than less than one second long without abandoning it.

I used Rough Animator, which I don't think I've seen anyone mention in here but I've found pretty great for this kind of sketchy, FBF stuff. One of the main reasons I basically stopped doing any animation for a while when trying some of the alternatives to Flash was just how heavyweight and cumbersome most software tends to be for hobby stuff. You're obviously not going to be making professional grade films out of RA, but for messing around directly on a tablet it's the best one I've found, and has a surprising amount of features for 5bux.

There was also an alpha test build of the new Animation Paper sent out recently, have been meaning to give that a try too.

jarlywarly
Aug 31, 2018


Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here goes. I'm a macro photographer, a lot of my images are detailed and high res (~3kx3k), however most views of them are on small/lower res screens and mobile devices. I'd like to make them into short animations which consist of a zoom in and then a moderate but very smooth pan to show off the details better.

What software/formats/panning techniques should I be looking into?

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

jarlywarly posted:

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here goes. I'm a macro photographer, a lot of my images are detailed and high res (~3kx3k), however most views of them are on small/lower res screens and mobile devices. I'd like to make them into short animations which consist of a zoom in and then a moderate but very smooth pan to show off the details better.

What software/formats/panning techniques should I be looking into?
Just off the top of my head, you could do this with Blender. There are undoubtedly other free softwares that could do that but certainly Blender is among them.

1. Import the photo as a plane (enable Images as Planes in the add-ons menu)
2. Key frame the camera moves
3. Render animation from the camera

jarlywarly
Aug 31, 2018


Neon Noodle posted:

Just off the top of my head, you could do this with Blender. There are undoubtedly other free softwares that could do that but certainly Blender is among them.

1. Import the photo as a plane (enable Images as Planes in the add-ons menu)
2. Key frame the camera moves
3. Render animation from the camera

Thanks, this gave me some more closely related search terms and I was able to figure out that Photoshop could do this using the timeline option I'm messing with it now looks promising!

CaptainCrunch
Mar 19, 2006
droppin Hamiltons!

jarlywarly posted:

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here goes. I'm a macro photographer, a lot of my images are detailed and high res (~3kx3k), however most views of them are on small/lower res screens and mobile devices. I'd like to make them into short animations which consist of a zoom in and then a moderate but very smooth pan to show off the details better.

What software/formats/panning techniques should I be looking into?

Blackmagic DaVinci resolve is free and will do that.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
It can be a bit opaque if you’ve never used video editing software before so here’s a good source of tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/user/CaseyFaris777

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


jarlywarly posted:

Thanks, this gave me some more closely related search terms and I was able to figure out that Photoshop could do this using the timeline option I'm messing with it now looks promising!

Since you have access to photoshop you can use Premiere and After Effects if you have the full Creative Cloud. That would be pretty easy to do with AE.

jarlywarly
Aug 31, 2018


An Ounce of Gold posted:

Since you have access to photoshop you can use Premiere and After Effects if you have the full Creative Cloud. That would be pretty easy to do with AE.

I only have the Photography package (LR and PS)

I pretty much got it working in Photoshop after learning a bit about frame timings and smoothness. The effect isn't quite what I imagined though there maybe a better way to go about it in terms of the animation.

jarlywarly fucked around with this message at 10:07 on Aug 5, 2020

ddiddles
Oct 21, 2008

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I


Heres a weird blue guy jumping over a weird orange thing.

Going to see if I can use this animation style of 24fps camera / 4-12fps character movement to draw over with the grease pencil with art just abstract enough that it hides the fact that I cannot draw at all.

Just grabbed a mixamo animation and exaggerated some of the poses.

https://i.imgur.com/E7qu0Xo.mp4

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



CaptainCrunch posted:

Blackmagic DaVinci resolve is free and will do that.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
It can be a bit opaque if you’ve never used video editing software before so here’s a good source of tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/user/CaseyFaris777

I second this. Blackmagic products are great and generally the free versions are almost as powerful as the licensed versions.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

hi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCDKcmjxPIU

fauna
Dec 6, 2018


Caught between two worlds...

this is profound

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk


hi goons. i've just posted a state of the nation open thread for CC. please come and share your thoughts!

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Hey experienced goons... I am currently writing for a client that is behind in animating webisodes. They have a couple of them finished but they need 2 more 2d animated vignettes which equal about 2m and 30 seconds of animation total. They want it done in 4 weeks, and as you can see from my previous posts, I'm just not the guy that can do that.

I need more years! Anyways, the client asked me if I could do it and I told them no. They asked if I could recommend someone and my first thought was a few of you from this thread.

E: I'm going to let this sit for one day. It's for The Smiley Corporation. They own the rights to the smiley face and they are making a new line of character toys. These animated webisodes are what they want to use to push the toy line. They are already available in France and the show has been announced.

If anyone that can whip out fast animation is interested, let me know and I'll send over a sample of the first few they have animated to show you what they are looking for.


I am going to recommend they try upwork!

An Ounce of Gold fucked around with this message at 23:04 on Oct 14, 2020

scrub lover
Apr 22, 2005


Here's a thing I was hired to do. Did everything but model the ship at the beginning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyudISHgiUY

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

greetings, I made a short:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp702yBpZu8

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Nice. Did you do all of the animation? I'm digging the mixed media feel of it. I assume you've been practicing in Blender a lot. That's all good stuff.

Since the thread isn't dead for a moment I have a small update. The company that I wrote a few animated webisode scripts for did a 500+ kid focus test, and our episodes beat every known IP except Simon the rabbit. Take that Angry Birds!

They were so happy with the results that I've been commissioned to write a few dozen more.

Mister Beeg
Sep 7, 2012


I've been doing animation on and off for years, but with the pandemic going on, I decided to do it full-time. And honestly, I've been having fun.

You can see a bunch on my YouTube channel, but here's one I'm particularly proud of, a crossover between my two webcomics. I co-animated this with a friend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6iNkAUM77M

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011




The latest show I worked on got revealed, it was a really fun show with a really hands off client. Hopefully it gets picked up by a streaming service and gets more seasons ordered.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/5XZm1W

perepelki
Dec 11, 2020

know before Whom you stand

Ccs posted:

The latest show I worked on got revealed, it was a really fun show with a really hands off client. Hopefully it gets picked up by a streaming service and gets more seasons ordered.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/5XZm1W

Mister Beeg
Sep 7, 2012


Ccs posted:

The latest show I worked on got revealed, it was a really fun show with a really hands off client. Hopefully it gets picked up by a streaming service and gets more seasons ordered.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/5XZm1W

Very cute! Hope the show's a success

NC Wyeth Death Cult
Dec 30, 2005

He lost his life in Chadds Ford, he was dancing with a train.


I really liked this and I wish most people put this kind of effort into essay/shorts like this. if you don't mind one piece of criticism, I feel like the hand drawn stuff popped in the beginning/middle but the lack of it in the second half unbalances the feel. Adding the screaming kid running through one of the caption interstices would pull it together. Subscribed and looking forward to more stuff! Thank you for sharing.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

Thanks a lot for the feedback! I'm working on more things of this nature now, including more hand-drawn oriented stuff. I appreciate your observations there, as this was as much a technical exercise as a finished work.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

Here is a new program

https://youtu.be/F4_Xz8MIkSM

Mister Beeg
Sep 7, 2012



This looks fun! I love how you switch to multiple animation styles as well. The Chuck Jones and Dr. Katz Squigglevision sequences in particular are my favorites. The cartoon radio concept is fun.

perepelki
Dec 11, 2020

know before Whom you stand

hahahahaha i love this so much

the fear is in me now, maybe one day it will save my life

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Mister Beeg
Sep 7, 2012


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UEkwliTaXw

A little piece of animation I did, released last month.

I'm in the middle of making a full-length cartoon featuring this character (she was also in "Cat and Kat", which I shared few posts up). One of her shtick is that she can take off her tail and change its shape (an idea influenced by the really old Felix the Cat cartoons), hence why I did this short as a test of sorts.

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