Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I did animation!!

I don't know if I have mentioned it before but I work at an Animation tertiary school doing administration. I've worked there for over 4 years now and have never tried my hand at animation, despite being surrounded with all the tools to do so. Until last week. I got to work on Friday and my computer had spontaneously decided to just not work. So my friends at work showed me how to do basic animation in Photoshop (which is also how you make gif's). After that, and my computer still not being fixed, I asked my friend Alyssa (over on Odd Enough) if she could teach me how to flip. Once I had that down, I was handed the first week's scene for a first year student- bouncing ball. I spent about three or four hours doing the inbetweens and following the keys. It was so much fun, and a hell of a lot more thought goes into the drawings than I ever thought. Here is what I managed to do...

There are volume issues and some drawings are not quite right but I am so impressed with myself for being able to do this. I'm working on the scene after this (bouncing tv) and will share it once I have linetested it.

Rhiannon xxx


  1. Well done! I'd love to be able to do stuff like this.

  2. Thanks Sarah! It was pretty fun to do, but a lot harder than I thought!