Simple Animation

How To : Make a simple animation in Adobe Photoshop

Steps to make Sprite animation in Photoshop are:1. Open a spreadsheet of your own choice; in this case we are going to take running animation.2. Once your spreadsheet is loaded, zoom-in until you get a four page, for ease of use.3. Zoom-in to the required movement, after zoom, ...more

How To : Create a simple text animation in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to to create a simple text animation in Flash using Motion tweens and the Distribute to Layers command. Create a simple text animation in Flash. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Create a simple whip animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

This is a tutorial on a way of animating a whip in Cinema4D. The main focus of this tutorial is using Spline Dynamics. 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 functio ...more

How To : Use simple stop animation in Adobe Flash CS3

Second part in a series of YouTube videos illustrating just how easy it is to use Adobe Flash CS3 to create simple animations. In a few simple steps, you'll learn to use keyframes to make figures come to life, and state changes to help add the illusion of motion to objects thr ...more

How To : Make a simple spin logo animation in Cinema 4D

Nick from Greyscale Gorilla demonstrates how to create a very simple spinning logo animation. Using Cinema 4D, Mograph, and Random Effecter, Nick combines different textures and camera angles for a rich, slick finished product. Check out his blog entry here: http://greyscale ...more

How To : Use simple shapes and masks to make a cool animation

Nick from Greyscale Gorilla shows you how to make a very intricate animation sequence in After Effects. Although it's very complicated, the final output is very simple and sleek. He demonstrates some very useful tips and tricks for better After Effects efficiency.

How To : Create simple camera animations in Cinema 4D

In this C4D video tutorial, learn how to do simple camera animation, texturing, material setup. 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 enjo ...more

How To : Make simple GIF animations in Photoshop Elements 6

This video shows us the method to make simple GIF animations in Photoshop Elements 6. First we have to make a file with different layers. Click on the icon below the 'Layer' option to make a new layer in the file. After finishing the file, go to 'File' and the 'Save for Web' o ...more

How To : Keyframe in After Effects

Nick from Greyscale Gorilla shows you how to do one of the bread and butter effects in Adobe's After Effects: keyframing. He shows you a simple animation of a boxcar going around a race track.

How To : Ease motion when animating in Flash CS4

In this Adobe CS4 project tutorial, designer David Stiller works with the new Flash CS4 motion editor and its easing functions to adjust the speed of movement in a simple animation. The easing graphs allow for adjustments to motion speed to be made visually. See how to use the ...more

How To : Get started using CHOPS in Houdini 9

Created by Andrew Lowell this tutorial video focuses on the basics of CHOPs and an introduction to the Motion View in Houdini 9. Through the creation of a simple animation learn just how useful CHOPs can be when working in Houdini 9.

How To : Use the bone tool to create animation in Flash CS4

The bone tool is one of the most important tools in Flash for creating basic animations. It allows you to give your characters virtual bones which you can manipulate to make them move. This video tutorial will show you how to use the bone tool to create a simple animation of a ...more

How To : Use timeline effects in Flash

This beginners Flash CS3 software tutorial shows you how to work with timeline effects. The Flash tutorial will cover user of the timeline, Flash layouts and keyframing. If you are new to Flash CS3, watch and learn how to use timeline effects and create some simple animation m ...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 : Use travel mattes in Final Cut Pro

Walter Biscardi demonstrates the basics of travel mattes in this Apple Final Cut Pro Video Tutorial. Learn what travel mattes are and the difference between alpha mattes and luma mattes. In part two we'll learn some simple animation and drop shadows. In part three Walter will ...more

How To : Use camera mapping in 3ds Max and Photoshop

Mapping the camera properly in 3DS Max is, like doing most things in 3DS Max, a bit of a challenge but very rewarding when you get it right. This six-part video will teach you how to use Photoshop and 3DS Max together to create a simple animation of a title and some punching b ...more

How To : Create a custom flash cursor in Flash

In this flash tutorial the instructor shows how to create a custom cursor. This is created using shapes and simple Action Scripts. First open the flash tool and create a simple shape. Then convert the shape in to a movie clip and add simple animation to it where it switches co ...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 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 : Become a cartoon animation master

Want to become a cartoon master? Want to make your own animations? Well, you've found the right place! This cartooner's free online interactive tutorial teaches you, step-by-step, how to draw and animate - the easy and fun way. There's even some shortcuts and animator's secre ...more

How To : Create a 3D page flip animation with Blender

This clip offers detailed, step-by-step instructions how to create a flip page effect animation by manipulating simple deform modifier parameters. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital arti ...more

How To : Tween with ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4

In this advanced level tutorial, learn how to tween with Actionscript 3.0 in Flash CS4. This video starts out slow with a simple fade-in animation and later gets more complex. Subjects covered in this tutorial include: Tween class, creating tweens, timers, timer events, tween ...more

How To : Use different types of keyframes in After Effects

Nick from Greyscale Gorilla boils down the basics of keyframing. Many beginning users of After Effects try to use too many different keyframes and styles. Fortunately, this tutorial shows you simpler executions of the same concepts. Check out this link for the After Effects p ...more

How To : Streak a plate and see bacterial culture growth

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this flash animated video tutorial specifically relevant to your student laboratory courses, specifically microbiology. If you're a student at any school of biology, this information will be helpful ...more

How To : Animate a 3D airplane 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 : 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 : Animate vector graphics in Flash CS4 with tweens

Creating great-looking animation is what Flash CS4 was made for. This video tutorial explains how to animate vector graphics in Flash using the classic motion tween and a simple mask. It provides step-by-step, detailed instructions that should allow you to animate any image yo ...more

How To : Make claymation

There's something magical about stop-motion animation made with clay, it's an ideal medium for depicting strange transformations. In this short tutorial you'll learn how to make a simple claymation movie of your own. The video introduces you to some of the materials you'll nee ...more

How To : Create a 3D blowing leaf animation in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to create a simple scene of blowing leaves. This technique makes good use of alpha mapped leaves, particle systems and a particle instance modifier to achieve the result. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer ...more

How To : Program Houdini 9.5 with Python

Working with the Python programming language is hard if you're not familiar with it, and working with it in Houdini is even harder if you don't know what you're doing. So familiarize yourself with some Python and follow this masterclass for Houdini 9.5 on programming with Pyth ...more

How To : Build muscles with the muscle tool in Houdini 9

In the following lessons you will learn some essential tools and techniques for working with muscles in Houdini. In the first lesson, you will learn how to rig up a simple muscle arm using Houdini's Muscle tool. The Muscle tool uses meta-balls to capture your character's skin ...more

How To : Tie a Double Uni knot to join two fishing lines

Every fisherman has dealt with having to tie their own fishing knots, and when you come into a situation where you have two similar fishing lines with different rated strengths. Tying this fishing line together is simple and can be done with the Double Uni knot, sometimes call ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...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 : Animate a crack on a plane in Blender

Learn how to create a simple cracking animation when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well s ...more

How To : Draw in Flash

This is a very simple Flash animation tutorial designed to teach beginners how to freehand draw in Flash. Easy to see an follow, learn how to use the pencil and color tools to draw in Flash.

How To : Make a helicopter animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this C4D video lesson, you'll learn how to create and render a simple 3D helicopter animation in Cinema 4D. 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' ...more

How To : Create a 3D flag animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this clip, you'll learn how to use C4D to generate a simple 3D flag animation. 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 vi ...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 : Make a Lego man walking animation

If you're planning on being the next Ridley Scott of brickfilms, then maybe you need to start off with a few basics, like in this video tutorial about how to make a Lego man walking animation. Creating a world of moving legos for your "legomation" masterpiece starts with the s ...more

How To : Animate in Adobe Fireworks CS3

Watch this video tutorial to find out how to animate in Adobe Fireworks CS3 (Fw). Fireworks was originally developed by Macromedia for those of you who didn't know. Here, you will learn some simple and basic animation in Fireworks, great for just starting out.

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