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Lecture: Introduction to Animation Techniques

[ WEEK 1 - DAY 1 ]

Class objectives & expectations

Concepts and History

More Morphing:

Show how to make a Zoetrope

Screening (other forms of animation):

Assignment:

 
Lecture: Twelve Principles of Animation And Animating with Photoshop
   [ Day 1 ]    [ Day 2 ]

[ WEEK 1 - DAY 2 ]

Principles of Animation

Technical Demos

Making a Flipbook

  • Using paper and registration on a light table
  • Aligning cards correctly
  • Using onion skinning technique - 3 cards stacked
Animating with Photoshop

Link to:

Frame by Frame Animation in Photoshop

Video Layer Animation in Photoshop

Exporting the Final Animation

File - Export - Render Video

Name it
Select where you want to save it (select folder)

Click Quicktime Export - Settings
  • Video Settings
  • Compression:
    • H.264 for animations
  • Frame Rate = Current or 15 fps
  • Compressor = High NOT Best
  • OK
No Optimize for Internet Streaming - OK

Set size or use Document size
You can set the range to render
You can also set the Alpha - transparency
Set Frame Rate or use the Document Frame Rate

Render

Bouncing Ball In class exercise

Focus on the path of action and timing

Assignment due: Tue 9/2