You must have come across a flip book when you were younger and find yourself unable to resist flicking it over and over again once you have started. And after each time it leaves you with a feeling of amazement, as you see static images come to life in front of your eyes.
In this edition of #AD4EVER Back to Basics, we will introduce to you stop motion animation, an animation technique that shares some basic principles as flip books. As one of the oldest techniques in the history of animation creation, stop-motion is a timeless and essential animation skill to add to your knowledge base. Continue reading “#AD4EVER Back to Basics V: It’s Time for Stop Motion Animation”
(Featured image from the famous South Park TV series)
This week we are taking you on a trip back down history lane, teaching you one of the oldest and simplest animation techniques that has evolved with time. Cutout animation has witnessed the change in society and embraced the ease of making animations using the latest technology without losing its fundamental principle. Continue reading “#AD4EVER Back to Basics IV: Cutout Animation – A Technique Evolving with Time”
Building on the techniques we have covered in the two previous tutorials, this week we are going to introduce to you the inbetweening animation technique– an essential skill that can make a significant difference to your work. This technique is used in many types of animation, including traditional hand-drawn animation and the modern digital animation. The application of this technique can greatly contribute to creating the sense of flow, which is at the heart of all good animation. Continue reading “#AD4EVER Back to Basics III: Learn Inbetweening – Another Animation Skill in Your Bag”
This tutorial focuses on three of the Twelve Basic Principles of Animation: Arc, Timing and Spacing, Slow In and Slow Out. Get to know what they are now!
Explore the crucial principles of animation and create your own flying bee animation.
Last week we have released the second video of the series of #AD4EVER Back to Basics tutorials. Building on the techniques and concepts shown in the last lesson, this tutorial takes you a step further and teaches you three fundamental principles of animation developed by the respectable animation pioneers from Walt Disney Studio in the 1930s. Continue reading “#AD4EVER Back To Basics II: Essential Animation Techniques From Disney Animation Pioneers”
Here’s the first set of tutorial videos that you’ve been long waiting for. In the videos you will find a step-by-step guide to create animations, and everything that will get you started. We have sorted the videos that demonstrate different animation-making techniques from the very basics to advanced functionality, all provided by Animation Desk. We hope to provide you with the resources that get you one step closer to an outstanding animator!
Along with the tutorials, we are also bringing #AD4EVER contest back in the game! Objective? Apply the tips and tricks you’ve learned from the videos and make an animation clip yourself. It’s as simple as that! Continue reading “#AD4EVER Back to Basics Event Now Live!”