How to Animate

Instagram 101 : How to Add Animated GIFs to Your Stories

If you've ever made an Instagram story, you probably know you can add stickers to your stories. These stickers are interactive but, like real stickers, they don't move ... until now. In a Jan. 23 update to the app, more action can be added to your stories with animated GIF sti ...more

How To : Create realistic animated smoke in After Effects

This video editing software tutorial shows you how to create animated smoke in After Effects. You will learn how to create authentic smoke for any special effects purpose such as fires and action sequences. See how you can use After Effects CS3 filters to create animated smoke ...more

How To : Make an animated GIF in Windows Movie Maker

SchizoFilms brings the viewers instructions on how to make an animated GIF in Windows Movie Maker. First open up Movie Maker. You will need to import pictures. To do this, click the button on the top left of the screen that reads 'Import Media'. Find your files here and import ...more

How To : Animate text and titles in Sony Vegas

Bill Myers shows how to quickly animate text and titles in Sony Movie Studio and Sony Vegas using the intro title from the LOST TV show as an example. Find more like this at http://www.bmyers.com

How To : Animate a bouncing ball in Maya

The bouncing ball animation is a classic beginning point for animating in every 3D software package. This tutorial shows you how to do it in Maya. Part two will concentrate on keyframes. Part three will turn the bouncing ball into a character set. Part four will cover using th ...more

How To : Make your own animated flip book

Why make a flip book? Because all animation – even stick-figure Flash animation and multilayered, highly technical 3-D effects – is built on, and can benefit from, the basics of the craft first developed by artists working at the beginning of the last century. And while fancy ...more

How To : Make an animated optical illusion out of paper

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make an animated optical illusion with paper. First, start off with one ball and copy it five more times so that it goes in a line to the corner. Make sure there are six balls in total. Next, create a striped pattern shown. There are ...more

How To : Create a basic animated banner in Flash

This web development software tutorial shows you how to create an animated banner in Flash that you can upload to a website. You will learn how to use the timeline, learn Flash layouts, and discover animating as you create your website banner in this Flash tutorial. The video ...more

How To : Animate rotation in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate a walking stickman with Flash

A tutorial on character animation in Flash that teaches you how to create a walking stickman or stick figure. You'll also learn how to mulilate him and create blood effects. Part 1 of 2 - How to Animate a walking stickman with Flash. Part 2 of 2 - How to Animate a walking sti ...more

How To : Animate a free camera in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to create and animate a free camera in 3D Studio Max. Not only will you learn how to animate the camera in 3ds Max, you will also learn how to use the timeline and auto key features. This 3ds Max tutorial is best viewed full screen.

How To : Animate to sound in 3ds Max 8

Attention: Digital 3D animators and modelers, watch this 3ds Max video tutorial to see how to add sound as reference to your scene for lip synch or animating to key events. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, f ...more

How To : Create and animate a stop motion LEGO brickfilm

Create and animate a stop motion LEGO brickfilm! Yes, that's right... you can make your very own animated brickfilm, but wait... what exactly is a brickfilm? Brickfilms are animated films using LEGO, Mega Bloks, or other plastic construction building block toys. Most are stop ...more

How To : Animate a pencil drawing a curved line in Flash

Learn how to use Masking, Motion Tweens, and Motion Guide Layers to create an animated pencil drawing a curved line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. This is an intermediate level Flash tutorial. Animate a pencil drawing a curved line in ...more

How To : Make an animated dancing GIF picture in Photoshop

In this Photoshop video tutorial, see how to make an animated dancing GIF picture in Photoshop. With Adobe Photoshop, you can do virtually anything, and with one single photograph, you can create a dancing animation of your character. After a little manipulation, save it as a ...more

How To : Set up and animate a book in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial presents a lesson in how to use MoGraph to set up and animate a book. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free ...more

How To : Animate a character in Maya

This is the basic bone animation using a character set and the hypergraph within Maya. Geared for kids to learn 3D modeling and animating this video is great for beginners.

How To : Animate a basic biped in 3ds Max

Check out this Autodesk 3ds Max video tutorial on how to animate a basic biped. This 3D graphics application will have your digital character walking in no time. Creating multiple footsteps in 3D Studio Max is a cinch. So, if you're a beginning 3D modeler, than this would be ...more

How To : Animate a pencil drawing a straight line in Flash

Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross introduces drawing techniques in Flash, as well as how to use Masking, Motion and Shape Tweens to create an animated pencil drawing a line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. Animate a pencil draw ...more

How To : Animate text in After Effects CS4

This software tutorial gives you an overview of how to animate text in After Effects CS4. Learn how to employ manual and automated text animation techniques in After Effects CS4 as well as how to adjust the range selector and add animation properties. If you want to get starte ...more

How To : Animate growing vines in After Effects CS5

Learn how to use After Effects CS5 to create a simple growing vine animation. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with CS5's new features, you're sure to be wel ...more

How To : Add animated travel maps in iMovie '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add animated travel maps in iMovie '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes managing ...more

How To : Create an animated text banner in Adobe Photoshop

Need a little help with your new Adobe Photoshop graphics editing program? Working with Photoshop can be a bit tough if you don't know what you're doing, so instead of getting out the books, check out this 'no nonsense' video tutorial to learn how to create an animated text ba ...more

How To : Animate a camera on a path in SketchUp 6

This SketchUp software tutorial shows you how to work with moving cameras. Learn how to animate Sketchup "cameras" along a precisely drawn path using the camera position tool. You'll also cover the uses of Layers and Scenes to help create a final animation in SketchUp 6.

How To : Draw a graffiti artist holding animated spray cans

Spraycans filled with paint have been the graffiti artist's chosen medium of artistic creation since the street/urban art form began. Graffiti artists utilize spray cans daily to create sociopolitical commentary and to animate their work, so why not give these important tools ...more

How To : Animate a layered Photoshop image in After Effects

This friendly tutorial guides us through the process of creating a simple animation from a still image, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. Although the narration is at times difficult to understand, the tutorial provides a good way to learn one common technique of ...more

How To : Animate scale in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Create an animated desktop (GUI) on Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to create an animated desktop (GUI) on Ubuntu Linux. This is a modified version of A-Desk v.14.1 that includes more videos ...more

How To : Create animated titles using layers in Sony Vegas

Windows Movie Maker has some pretty cool text effects. One of them is a layered effect for titles. Here is basically the same thing in Sony Vegas. I wasn't 100% sure if it was Furyp (I should have been saying Fury P)that requested this tutorial and I appoligize for not rememb ...more

How To : Animate text & handwriting in Adobe After Effects

Corey Barker demonstrates a technique for animating text using the stroke effect in After Effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photo ...more

How To : Animate GIF files from video using Photoshop CS3

This tutorial shows you how to make an animated GIF out of any video on Adobe Photoshop CS3. If you are having problems with the video not showing up, then: Does the video file work in other programs, and do any other video files work in Photoshop? You might have a codec miss ...more

How To : Animate objects on and off slides in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use advanced builds to animate objects on and off slides in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and pa ...more

How To : Animate text highlights in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more

How To : Animate World of Warcraft characters for Machinima

UncleTom of Azerothian Super Villains fame introduces the first episode of How 2 Machinima. This series of tutorials is aimed to introduce both the fundamentals and advanced techniques of WoW machinimaking. In this episode you'll learn about the basics of WoW Model Viewer.

How To : Animate with Macromedia Flash MX

This software tutorial shows you how to create a stick figure animation using the draw tools in Flash. Animating in Flash is made easy with the onion skin tools so watch and see how to create your own cartoons in Flash.

How To : Create animated frozen titles in After Effects

This After Effects tutorial will show how to create a nice, smooth animated text effect, which turns your icy font into a frozen font. This is a great animation that can be easily learned, whether you're an AE pro or novice. Laurence Grayson chills out as he shows you how to c ...more

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