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Hand-Drawn Animation in Flash

Course Summary

Achieve a richer, more dynamic look for your Flash-based animation by incorporating hand-drawn animation techniques.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
       What you should know before watching this course
    1. Flash Setup
       Recognizing the Flash style
       Customizing Flash for a hand-drawn workflow
    2. Planning the Scene
       Creating thumbnails
       Creating rough keys and pose tests
       Plotting head arcs
       Fixing timing charts
       Plotting arm arcs
    3. Animating the Scene
       Creating tie-downs of the keys
       Adding the secondary keys
       Challenge: Clean up the final keyframe
       Solution: Clean up the final keyframe
       Symbolizing body parts
       Setting up the light table
       Creating loose breakdowns
       Cutting or adding frames
    4. Drawing the In-Betweens
       Tying down the breakdown drawings
       Using the shift-and-trace trick to control volumes
       Creating the in-betweens
       Adding a final breakdown
    5. Coloring and Final Touches
       Coloring the character
       Fine-tuning the colors
       Retiming the animation
    6. Cleanup
       Demonstrating an acting scene
       Breaking a frame into a rig
       Rigging a head and dialog
       Comparing cleanup styles
       Cleaning up a keyframe
       Fixing animation in cleanup
       Cleaning up the Flash rig
       Cleaning up the breakdowns
       Cleaning up the in-betweens
       Coloring the keys
       Fine-tuning the scene
       Comparing line treatments
    7. Hybrid Approach
       Drawing a difficult transition
       Creating the tie-downs using the hybrid method
       Retiming with Timewarp in After Effects
       Next steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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3 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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