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How To : Create single frame animation

You can learn how to create single frame animation by shooting many photos with a digital camera and lining them up properly for editing. The video should run at 30 frames per second and you have to manually control the camera's settings.

How To : Create frame by frame animations in Flash

In this video you will learn to create frame by frame animation using Flash. Frame by frame animation is basically very similar to the traditional animation technique. Among the Flash techniques used in the example is onion skin and keyframing. Create frame by frame animations ...more

News : Meticulously Crafted Tron Optical Illusion

You don't have to go the boring route with Christmas lights this year. Try hacking them, or better yet see if you can replicate this Tron-themed optical illusion made by WonderHowTo favorite Brusspup. Good luck... looks like it took some serious time and patience to get it rig ...more

News : Does This Trick Really Work?

WonderHowTo favorite brusspup demonstrates an amazingly simple coin trick with a plastic hanger and a quarter. In fact, it seems almost too simple to be real. Scrounge for a hanger and quarter and try it yourself, then comment below. More from brusspup: Truly Impressive Fire ...more

News : If Neo Was a LEGO

This incredible brick film titled "Trinity Help" is a frame-accurate stop-frame animation of the famous bullet-dodge scene from The Matrix. Creators Trevor Boyd and Steve Ilett: "By 'frame accurate' we mean that we took all of the video frames from that part of the movie (th ...more

How To : Use the Animation palette in Photoshop CS3

This video shows you how to create a simple animated GIF in Photoshop: first as a frame-based animation, then as a timeline-based animation. You'll also learn how to manage animation options and settings. Check out this video created by Russell Brown now! Use the Animation pal ...more

How To : Create rotating planets and moons in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Make a cartoon character in Flash

This video will show viewers how to use Adobe Flash and how to make a cartoon character talk in this program. This tutorial covers aspects such as recording the voice of your characters, drawing their mouths to speak, and how to sync the recorded speech to the animation. Furth ...more

How To : Edit the animation path 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 gif with Photoshop

In this how-to video, photoshop wizard, Brandon Jackson, explains how to create an animated gif from your images and from video. More specifically, he explains how to limit the number of times/cycles your gif animates, how to specify the duration of each specific frame in your ...more

How To : Make Lego figures fly using stop-motion animation

Stop-motion animation is somewhat out of favor in the digital age, but there will always be a demand for its timeless look. This video will teach you one important technique for making stop-motion animation out of Legos: how to make them fly. Or at least appear to by flying in ...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 : Create a big to small text animation in Flash

A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cool movie text effect in Flash. Start by creating the text; type in "cool", rename the layer and lock it. Now type "movie" and rename the layer. Type in "effect" and rename this layer as well. Now focus on the f ...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 : Create an animation using a motion guide in Flash

This tutorial video, from tasktutorial demonstrates how to create animation using the motion guide function in Flash. You will learn how to create an object, in this case, a ball, and create an animation that makes it appear to bounce. The guide shows you, how to add a motion ...more

How To : Create a jumping letters animation in Flash

This video describes how to create a jumping letters in Flash, first create the text for example "JUMP" and using Break the letters each and then make the layer and now convert the letters into "Movie clips" and now we should add the key frames to our "time line”. Then moves t ...more

How To : Create a black & white mask animation in Flash

In this flash tutorial the instructor shows how to make a black and white mask animation. To do this, first start by importing your image into the flash tool and bring it on to the scene. The image should be wider than the scene. Now select and distribute the layers. Now conve ...more

How To : Slide an object from left to right in Flash

This video is about sliding an object from left to right in Flash. We will be creating a simple, core animation in Flash. First, let's import an image to our scene. Place it here. Now, let's convert our image into a movie clip. Change the frames per second value. Now, go to th ...more

How To : Animate in Adobe Flash

Step 1 Launch the Adobe Flash program and select “Flash File (Actionscript 3.0)” under the “Create New” menu. Change the workspace layout to “Essentials” by clicking on the drop-down menu in the upper left of the top menu bar. Step 2 From the top menu, select File, Import, Im ...more

How To : Create a .gif animation from video

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a .gif animation from video footage. First, open Photoshop, click file and select import video frames to layers. Next, select the video you want to use and open it. Once this is done, you will see the amount of frames in the vid ...more

How To : Make basic animation or moving images in Photoshop

This video shows the process of making animations in the image program Photoshop. It shows users how to open up and navigate the animation dialogue box in Photoshop by adding frames with variations on the image to be animated, with attention to using as many frames as needed t ...more

News : Zoetrope + Bicycle Wheel = Cyclotrope

Kudos to student Tim Wheatley, who came up with this incredibly nifty DIY animation using a bicycle wheel, cardboard cut-outs, and wire to create a magical reinvention of the classic zoetrope, Earth's earliest form of animation (it first surfaced in China around 180 AD!). Simp ...more

How To : Create an animated loading screen style gif

In this how to video, you will learn how create an animated loading gif in Photoshop. First, open the design you want to use for the animation in Photoshop. It should be similar to the design shown. Go to window and click animation to view the animation panel. First, change th ...more

How To : Do stop motion animation in Windows Movie Maker

A stop motion video simply consists of an object that is physically moved in small increments frame by frame so that when the frames are viewed in sequence, the illusion of movement is created. If you have the corresponding stills on your PC, a stop motion video can be create ...more

How To : Make a claymation video

In this Film and Theater video tutorial you will learn how to make a claymation animation video. This is a Zappos how to video. The equipments that you will need for this are a camera on a tripod, a trigger so that your camera stays steady, constant source of light and clay. M ...more

How To : Create a gradient image animation in Flash

Now you can easily animate gradient image using Flash. For this you need to open flash, and then import an image which you want to work with. Create a new layer. Draw a rectangular. Go to color option and choose liner. You have to keep alpha in one side of gradient. Ad few key ...more

How To : Re-create J.R.R. Tolkien's logo in Xara3D

Open Xara 3D. Hit show or hide cursor. Type the name JRR Tolkien. Open Animation Options. Set to swing 2. 4 frames per cycle. 1 frame per second. No pause. Angle 0. Select the second "R" and change the animation. Flip the "R" around so it is a mirror image. Go from frame one t ...more

How To : Create a cool image animation using mask in Flash

This tutorial will show you how to create a cool image animation using mask in Flash. First lets import image file and now lets create a new layer. Choose oval tools and now lets draw a shape just outside our scene. Then go to frame 30, and add the key frame and select transfo ...more

How To : Make animation using clipping mask in Flash

clipping mask Sponsored by SimpleRetouch.com Start by creating a task with the name Mask, then Choose a color and a font size. Create a new layer and move the Image to Layer 2, use control plus to zoom in and a use key frame 90 at frame Then Hit F6 Enter the frame at frame ...more

How To : Use video safe frames in 3ds Max

If you plan to produce animation for television, then you have to watch this video. In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to use Video Safe Frames. This feature helps you make sure your animation fits on a TV screen. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left ...more

How To : Bring Xara3D to Flash

In order to bring Xara3D animations into flash you have to first go to the Xara3d screen and select export animation from the 'File' drop-down list. Now save the file so that it replaces a flashexport.swf file. That is all you need to do to export the animation to flash but th ...more

How To : Create basic animation in Photoshop CS3 Extended

For video post-production, Photoshop CS3 Extended now includes video-format and layer support to edit video files frame by frame. The resulting video can then be exported to a variety of formats including Flash. In this Photoshop CS3 video tutorial you will learn how to create ...more

How To : Make a storyboard

Making a storyboard before shooting a movie is like drawing a blueprint before grabbing a hammer and nails. Do it well, and make sure your film is structurally sound. You Will Need * Several loose sheets of blank 11-by-17-inch paper * A pencil * A ruler * And a shooting script ...more

How To : Turn someone into Hulk in GIMP

First of all open the image of Daniel Craig. Go to 'layer' and create a 'duplicate' the current layer. Then from top choose 'colors' then 'saturation'. Now click the 'r' from right side bar and also adjust up the 'hue' to 108 till he looks green. Now adjust the 'saturation' ba ...more

How To : Transform shapes in Flash

This simple video tutorial teaches you how to create an animation of basic shapes transforming from one shape to another when using Flash. The tutorial handles drawing basic shapes, such as squares and rectangles and resizing and transforming them one by one. Then, through t ...more

How To : Discover claymation stop motion animation

Making an animated film? This short and easy animation tutorial provides beginners the bare minimum to begin creating a claymation or stop motion animation film. This instructional video shows how to move claymation characters, how to control the lighting, and how to create a ...more

How To : Animate layer properties in Photoshop CS3

This video shows you how to use the Animation palette timeline to create an animation in Photoshop. You learn how to paint on individual frames of a video layer and how to manage settings. Check out this cool video created by Russell Brown now! Animate layer properties in Phot ...more

How To : Add effects to dynamic text fields in Flash CS3

Todd welcomes us to a new episode of the YouTube show All Things Adobe - Chad and Todd Podcast. This episode concentrates on adding alpha and rotation effects to Dynamic Text Field in Flash CS3. First we get to see a 100 frame text animation and the preview works perfect in th ...more

News : T-Shirt War (Stop Motion Style)

This clever stop motion film by comedy duo Rhet and Link uses 222 t-shirts and few special effects. To learn more about the process, check out the second video in the gallery below. Says Rhet and Link: "We changed shirts over 100 times each, taking individual pictures of eac ...more

News : Choosing a 3D Animation School

Animation Training: In terms of training, few actually get the "right" training. They go to a crash course program like Mesmer f/x (which teaches you about brand X software in 3 short weeks), put together a rather weak demo reel in the same timeframe, and then hit the streets ...more

How To : Animate photos using Photoshop for beginners

In this how to video, you will learn how to create an animation with pictures using Photoshop. First, open an image in Photoshop. Double click the layer to unlock it. Next, open another picture in the program. Select and copy the first image, then paste it into the second imag ...more

How To : Create a phenakistoscope (early form of animation)

The phenakistoscope is a predecessor of the flip book, but don’t worry: it’s easier to make than pronounce. Step 1: Sketch a plan of your animation Plan out your animation with sketches. There should be 8 to 12 steps, each representing a frame. Step 2: Draw a circle Anchor y ...more

How To : Animate for games in Flash

A video that demonstrates the use of Adobe Flash for creating sprites for use in animation in games. In this video, a game character is shown doing various actions which range from simple stance's to complex combo's The video explains the use of sprites and keyframes to be u ...more

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