Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Animate Late!

We've been working on a new animation that will be online in a few weeks...ONLY a few weeks. Max and Tim were cranking on it late tonight:

Here Tim uses the lightbox to make tweening illustrations. The cartoon is illustrated by a cartoonist named Jordan Crane but Tim approximates his style to make extra bits and pieces. Everyone knows that this is the way traditional animation works but we actually don't need to do this very often. Our (and most everyone's) technique in Flash is 80% pupeteering and 20% new drawings. This reduces the time it takes to load.

Here's Max workin' some animation magic. Most of the extra drawing is done on that big tablet where his mouse should be. It's an Adesso brand tablet, not as good as the industry standard Wacom tablet but about 1/3-1/4 the price for the size.

He just made a woman explode but our lips are sealed until this is done.

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