Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Adam and Dog

Noon Lecture Today - Co Founder of Sony Pictures Classics

Today there is a great lecture about movies going on at 12:15. Michael Barker, co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics will be giving a lecture on “Why the Oscars Still Matter” in the Math building room 109. Sony Pictures Classics is responsible for the distribution of many Oscar nominated films such as Midnight in Paris, Capote, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, along with this year’s winner for Best Foreign Language Film Amour. Thanks to the Department of Communication Studies for hosting this event.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fresh Guacamole PES

Project 4 Character/Environment

Design one animation of a character in Flash. it must be an original character, in an original environment. Your animation must show the character interacting with his/her/it's environment in someway.

Project due: swf and fla due by the end of class Thursday 3/7

You are not allowed to use the Flash trace options on the background design. Your character must have a flexible rig. Sound will be added in class.

Flash Masking Tools

Project 3 Walk Cycle

Design a simple character and have him perform one complete walk cycle.

Due: 2/19

Must use the Flash Bone Tools

Character Animation in Flash

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Walk Cycle

from Richard William's book "The Animator's Survival Kit"

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bouncing Ball Terms

Here is a tutorial about the bouncing ball project for hand drawn animators.  It contains many of the necessary terms for understanding the project, such as squash and stretch, arc, and timing.  

Thanks to the angry animator...

Project 2 Bouncing Ball

Complete a realistic looking bouncing ball in Flash. Must contain realistic easing, and squash and stretch. Even better if rotation, shadows, and a background are incorporated.

Due at the beginning of class Tuesday February 5th. 

Easing in Flash
Squash and Stretch
Motion Tweens
Motion Editor

Here is a handout on drawing a bouncing ball by hand from the Angry Animator

Don Herzfeldt - Billy's Balloon