Lesson8-3

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 8-3: Publishing Your Cartoon

Need a free trial of Adobe Premiere?  Click here to get one! In this final lesson, I show you how to export your video for the world.  Just know, you can always go back into your Anime Studio files to fix and polish things up.  It’s a simple matter of re-integrating your newly exported files back […]

Lesson8-2

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 8-2: Adding Audio to the Cartoon

Need a free trial of Adobe Premiere?  Click here to get one! By using files from FreeSound.org and Incompetech.com, we will finally add in the missing element to our piece of work.  Audio is incredibly important and can totally change the tone and feel of a film.  As you will see in this tutorial, it […]

Lesson8-1

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 8-1: Editing the Project

Need a free trial of Adobe Premiere?  Click here to get one! All of those clips we exported in lessons 6 and 7 will now finally be brought together.  By using the power of Adobe Premiere (or any number of video editing programs like Windows Live Movie Maker, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, etc) […]

Lesson7-4

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 7-4: Animating Van Upside-Down Shot

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! The final shot we will animate for this entire series is probably one of the simplest.  All we need to do for this shot is have Steve look around (by simply tweening his pupils) and then flip the camera upside-down.  This […]

Lesson7-3

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 7-3: Animating Steve Picking Up Hamburger

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! By now, with the animation done in Lesson 7-1 and 7-2, we have all that we need to create a shot where Steve picks up his hamburger.  With some bone animation, switch layers and camera movement, this quick shot will add […]

Lesson7-2

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 7-2: Animating Steve Dropping Hamburger

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! By reusing assets from Lesson 7-1, we can easily create a shot where Steve hits a bump and loses grip of his hamburger.  Some tweaks may need to be made to the hamburger but other than that we will be applying […]

Lesson7-1

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 7-1: Animating Steve Eating Hamburger

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Lesson 7 focuses on the interior shots of the animation.  To start, we will animate Steve holding the steering wheel with one hand and eating with the other.  For the vehicle itself, you may need to do some adjusting, like moving […]

Lesson6-8

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-8: Animating Alien Looking Up

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! For the final exterior shot, we will create a close-up of the Alien laying on the ground and looking up at the UFO.  This will give a point of reference to the Alien’s location (and show that he survived the crash) […]

Lesson6-7

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-7: Animating Alien Fall Close-Up

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Like the “UFO getting shot” sequence, this clip will be spliced in when we get to the editing phase.  By bringing in a few assets from our previous project files, you will create a close-up shot of the Alien falling out […]

Lesson6-6

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-6: Animating the Tumbling Van

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! This is probably the second most extensive animated shot you will do for this series.  This shot requires a lot of tweening and camera movements.  We also throw in an effect where we will need to disable Anime Studio’s default frame […]

Lesson6-5

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-5: Animating Van Missing the Turn

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! This short tutorial shows how to animate the van missing the turn on the road.  This will be similar to Lesson 6-2 as we have the van drive to the right of the screen and have the camera pan slightly. Like […]

Lesson6-4

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-4: Animating UFO Getting Shot

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! The sequence we will be animating for this tutorial involves the UFO getting hit by the Alien’s bullets.  While this may not make sense right now, this shot will be spliced in between Lesson 6-3′s clip when the Alien is firing his weapon. […]

Lesson6-3

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-3: Animating the Alien Shooting Sequence

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Lesson 6-3 is perhaps the most extensive animation work you will tackle during the duration of this project.  Many variables will come into play here, including the animation of the alien, the van’s back doors opening, the van moving, the background […]

Lesson6-2

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-2: Animating the UFO Chase

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! We will be animating the profile shot where the UFO chases the van in this tutorial.  This will be a pretty simple process which includes tweening and minor camera movements. Like always, make sure you don’t’ override any of your previous project […]

Lesson6-1

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 6-1: Animating Van’s Introduction

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Lesson 6 is all about animating the exterior shots of the project.  First, we will start with the highway front angle shot when the van leaps into the air and lands on the road.  This is a pretty simple shot, requiring […]

Lesson5-5

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 5-5: Interior Vehicle Shot

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! For the final tutorial in this lesson, we will draw out the front seat of the van.  Later on we can place Steve in the driver’s seat and animate him appropriately.  You will probably have to do some tweaks with this, […]

Lesson5-4

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 5-4: Off-Road Shot

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! The off-road shot is essentially the profile shot without the road.  With this shot, you will first want to open up the profile highway project file you made in Lesson 5-2 or Lesson 5-3 and go to File > Save As to make […]

Lesson5-3

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 5-3: Curved Road Shot

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! This is the shot where Steve will miss the turn and eventually drive off the road.  With this shot, you will first want to open up the profile highway project file you made in Lesson 5-2 and go to File > […]

Lesson5-2

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 5-2: Highway Profile Shot

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Up next in our scenery list is the profile (side) shot of the highway.  We will be using this scene a few times, especially when it comes to creating new shots from it.  Things will be made easier this time around […]

Lesson5-1

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 5-1: Front Angle Highway Shot

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! Lesson 5 focuses on the creation of scenery we will be using for the project.  Up first is the semi-front shot of the highway.  This will be used later on when the van is introduced in the first shot.  To create […]

Lesson4-4

Steve and the Alien AS Series: 4-4: Drawing the Van

Need a free trial of Anime Studio Pro 8?  Click here to get one! This tutorial is the most extensive one out of all of lesson 4.  Here we will create the vehicle Steve and the Alien will be driving in.  We will need three different angles of the van: a profile, front angle and […]