The Process1. Script2. Storyboard3. Scratch Audio4. Animatic5. Character Design (Drawing)6. Digitize Character7. Rig Character8. Animate Scenes9. Post-Production
Script● Dialogue● Description of scene and characters● Camera operations
Exercise - Script
It’s evening. The light from outside is still able to illuminate the basketball court. As though there is some mysterious force guiding it, the ball bounces from one end of the court to the other end. And slowly comes to a halt.
StoryboardA visual representation of the script. Each panel depicting what occurs in the scene.
● Think comic strip
Exercise - Storyboard
● ToonBoom Storyboard Pro● Windows Movie Maker/ PowerPoint● Adobe Photoshop● TVPaint● Paper
Scratch Audio● Practice audio● Saves time in studio● Actors practice lines● Used in animatic and for animating● Sound Effects and Dialogue
The Bouncing Ball is a good example of timing and spacing. The impacts- where the ball is hitting the ground- that’s the timing of the action.
The Bouncing Ball.
And spacing: the ball overlaps itself when its at the slow part of its arc, but when it drops fast, it’s spaced further apart. That’s the Spacing.
The two basic elements of animation.
Squash and StretchThe Bouncing ball is often used to show animation ‘squash and stretch’- that is , the ball elongates as it falls, flattens on impact with the ground and then returns to its normal shape in the slower part of the arc.
Squash and Stretch
Pencil TestA movie made from the original rough pencil drawings. Pencil tests are made so that animators can see what their animation looks like in motion before the drawings get sent off to be inked and painted and eventually shown in the finished movie.
BackgroundSynfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X
BackgroundBlender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. Examples from many Blender-based projects are available in the showcase.