Lesson4-3

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 4-3: Drawing the Alien Space Craft

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! The UFO is a big focus in our animation.  In this video I will use all the familiar Anime Studio drawing tools to create the vehicle.  I go for a “classic” retro UFO look.  The style is minimalistic, but that doesn’t […]

Lesson4-2

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 4-2: Drawing the Muzzle Flash

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! The muzzle flash is the barrel effect that displays when the Alien shoots his gun.  To achieve this effect, we will import the gun into the new project file and create multiple instances of the muzzle flash in a switch layer. […]

Lesson4-1

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 4-1: Drawing the Gun

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Lesson 4 is all about drawing the objects and props.  First, we will start with the gun that the Alien will be wielding.  We will create the gun with the same tools we used to draw out the characters.  This prop […]

Lesson3-4

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 3-4: Applying Switch Layers to the Alien

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8? Click here to get one! Like Steve, the Alien will need wwitch layers to accomplish certain animations.  Here we will create a mouth, right and left hand switch layer to prepare the Alien for expression changes and gun wielding.

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Steve and the Alien AS Series: 3-3: Animating the Alien with Bones

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8? Click here to get one! This video will be very similar to Lesson 3-1 in which we applied a bone layer to Steve.  I will cover creating the bone layer, drawing out the bones, binding the layers, applying patch layers and tweaking the limbs.  By the […]

Lesson3-2

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 3-2: Switch Layers for Steve

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Switch layers hold two or more instances of a graphic which can be called upon at any time.  This is ideal for mouth movements, blinking eyes and many other actions.  By setting up switch layers for our characters now, we cut […]

Lesson3-1

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 3-1: Creating Steve’s Bone Structure

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Lesson 3 begins with the creation of a bone layer for Steve.  The bone layer is used to create a skeletal structure that we can match the character’s limbs and other body parts to.  From here we can rig Steve up […]

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Steve and the Alien AS Series: 2-2: Drawing the Alien

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! We will use similar techniques and tools we used to draw Steve to create the Alien.  When I originally drew the Alien I gave him green skin.  I discovered later that this clashed with the green color of the van so […]

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Steve and the Alien AS Series: 2-1: Drawing Steve

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! By using Anime Studio’s Add Point tool, along with the Paint Bucket, Shape and Eyedropper tools, we will design the first character for our animation.  While I show you how to create the character, you don’t necessarily have to design him/her […]

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Steve and the Alien AS Series: 1-2: Outlining Your Cartoon

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! While the outline for this particular animation is already made, it’s best to learn some good practices when it comes to pre-production in cartoon creation.  Because from here, you may want to create your own stories to animate and the best […]

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Steve and the Alien AS Series: 1-1: Introduction

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Welcome to the first lesson in the Steve and the Alien: Anime Studio Tutorial Series.  This video focuses on some basic requirements that should be upheld during the duration of this series.  Above all else, remember these points: Get a copy […]