COURSE COM2145: ANIMATION 2
Prerequisite: COM1145: Animation 1
Description: Students explore the evolution of various animation styles and techniques (traditional and digital). Students apply planning, idea development and storytelling techniques to create an effective animation.
Assignment 1: Complete this research assignment on the techniques and uses of animation. Make sure to hand it in when done!
Assignment 2: Complete this tutorial from the artist known as “Zeurel” on DeviantArt. This is a Walk Cycle tutorial. A walk cycle is a looping animation of a character walking. Sounds simple, but is difficult to get right! You may need to try it several times to get an acceptable animation. A good one will be smooth, with no “stuttering”.
- Walk Animation
- *One thing, the new version of Flash/Animate needs a tweak to the animation setup. Don’t use “Insert Blank Keyframes” during the setup, just use “Insert Keyframe” instead.
Assignment 3: Use your completed Walk Cycle as a template to draw your own original character walking. Below is an example. You can either draw over your rough animation, or redraw it on a new layer – up to you! For a final touch, tween a background that moves behind the character.
Learn more Animation
YouTube is full of amazing, professional and free resources and tutorials. Here are some of my favorites: