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Using a vCam in Adobe Flash

By using a vCam, you can easily simulate a camera without the added stress of moving individual assets around the Flash Stage. This tutorial shows where you can get a vCam and how to create some simple effects with it. Link to vCam: http://www.filz.us/view/5b59567e-c31/ Software Required: Adobe Flash CS3 or later Skill Level: Intermediate Recorded By: […]

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Setting Up Eyes for a Detailed Head Turn in Anime Studio

In Part 1 of this three part series, we take a mug shot of a character and rig his eyes for blinking. Not only can this animation be used for many things down the road, but it will allow us to create a convincing head turn in Part 3. Part 2: Rigging a Mouth for […]

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 4: Animation, Polishing, and Extended Q&A

In this session the actual animation will be recorded and you will see the final result. Chad will then explain how to build more complex animations and show you a little on video editing. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 3: Setting up the Animation

In this session Chad will teach you how to apply bones to a character and prepare elements in the scenery for animation. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 2: Creating Scenery

In this session Chad will show you more of the tools in Anime Studio and explain the camera system as he demonstrates how to draw a set for his animation. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 1: Designing a Character

In this session Chad will show you how to create characters using a variety of tools in Anime Studio. Learn the functions of the drawing tools and why it’s important to work with layers. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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Winners of the Steve and the Alien Contest

The top three winners have been picked! Watch and find out who will win the grand prize. Thanks again to everyone who participated in this contest. I would also like to thank Smith Micro for their generous donation of prizes for this contest. It was a lot of fun, lot’s of great talent out there. […]

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Steve and the Alien Finalist Showcase

The contest is over and now it’s time announce the winners! These top five videos will compete against one another next week at a shot for first, second and third place. First place will receive a copy of Anime Studio Pro 8, Poser Pro and Manga Studio EX4 Second place can choose between 1 of […]

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Steve and the Alien Anime Studio Contest

Create the animation.  Finish it.  Win a prize! To celebrate the launch of the Steve and the Alien: Anime Studio Tutorial Series, we are giving away a free copy of Anime Studio Pro 8, Poser 9 and Manga Studio EX4!  Here’s what you have to do: Download a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8. […]

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Creating a Looping Background in Anime Studio

Looping backgrounds or environments are useful for creating a prolonged panning effect. It can also help cut down on resources in some situations. Anime Studio’s cycling abilities allow us to create this effect.

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The Sequencer Timeline in Anime Studio

The Timeline Sequencer in Anime Studio allows you to sequence animations and other assets on the timeline. This is useful for moving a bunch of keyframes at once, adjusting audio and timing the appearance of your assets.

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Important Books on Animation

Animation is a very complicated process and the best way to tackle it is to absorb all the knowledge you possibly can. Below are a list of books I recommend you try reading if you’re really interested in this subject: Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writers, Filmmakers, Video Artist, and Game Developer […]

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Frame By Frame Animation in Anime Studio

While Anime Studio wasn’t designed to be a robust frame by frame animation software, you can still achieve the effect with Switch Layers.

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Introduction to Physics in Anime Studio

Anime Studio comes with a physics component that allows your objects to react to one another in various ways. This tutorial will walk you over the basics of this feature.

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Creating an Ending for Your Flash Cartoon (Youtorial Demo)

All things must come to an end and in this demo we start the process to finishing up your cartoon. We will finally begin to see how the cartoon looks from concept to animation. This video is only a preview of the full lesson. To see the lesson, gain access to project files, and view […]

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Jumping and Obstacles in Flash (Youtorial Demo)

In this Adobe Flash Youtorial demo, we see the first part of setting up a jumping animation for our character. In the entire tutorial, you will create a gap for the character to run and jump over. This video is only a preview of the full lesson. To see the lesson, gain access to project […]

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Adding a Moving Background in Flash (Youtorial Demo)

In this Adobe Flash tutorial demo we begin the steps for setting up an establishing tracking shot. The entire tutorial takes you through the steps of how to create a scrolling background from start to finish. This video is only a preview of the full lesson. To see the lesson, gain access to project files, […]

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Creating a Door Opening Animation in Adobe Flash

In this Adobe Flash lesson I show you two methods for creating a door opening animation. First, I use the Classic Tween method and lay down some keyframes while doing some minor re-sizing and re-positioning. Next, I use the 3D rotation tool, which is useful if you have Flash CS4 or CS5.

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Drawing and Animating the Boulder in Flash (Youtorial Demo)

In this Adobe Flash Youtorial demo, I show you how to start designing the obstacle our character will be running away from. In the full lesson you will polish the design and learn how to animate the boulder. This video is only a preview of the full lesson. To see the lesson, gain access to […]

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How to Create 3D Animation

By Zoli P CREATION OF 3D ANIMATION The magnetic charisma of animation is so strong that its audience is drawn towards it, as it is a human tendency to be fascinated by things which are unusual and beyond reality. One feels an urge to experience it for real and become a part of it. This […]

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Different Types Of Animation

By Henri Lind Entertainment comes from the creative, smart people that will be displayed through various forms of media. Let’s take a look at the types of animation… Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, The Simpsons – those cartoons are popular drawings by children and adults. All these cartoon characters are the creation of wonderful art of […]