In this video, learn about planning an animation with a thumbnail.
- [Instructor] Before we begin to animate, … we have to make a thumbnail. … I find if you don't thumbnail, … you get into trouble very quickly. … I'm just going to make a very quick thumbnail sketch, … make a new layer, call it Thumbnail. … Pick a brush and let's get a nice drawing. … Hold down Shift if need a ground plane to draw. … If you hold down Shift then you can draw … perfectly straight lines. … It's pretty cool. … And I'm going to very roughly do like … a magic carpet standing here. … That'll be number one. … And we're going to have an end pose maybe here, … and that'll be number 17, … and we'll have another key frame here. … I'm going to cheat this. … I'm not going to do anything too fancy. … I'm going to slide the foot across. … So the foot's not really even lifting off the ground much … and we'll make this one number nine. … So it's just under a second. … When I plan my thumbnails, … the next thing I'd like to do is to … just block in where the in betweens will go. … That'll be number seven, number five, …
This course was created by Dermot O' Connor. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Drawing the character
- Layering and coloring
- Animating with layers
- Drawing keys and breakdowns
- Drawing inbetweens
- Animating objects vs. characters
- Rendering the animation