Beginner Animation Projects
Intro 20 Frame Animation
- Create a simple 20 frame animation of a single object.
- Draw all 20 frames (20 keyframes, no tweening)
- Copy and paste the object from frame to frame. Don’t re-draw the object every frame.
- You can move or modify the object at every frame.
Instead of animating, learn to draw in preparation for animation.
- Draw a background scene, like mountains, forest, inside a room, etc. Nothing in this scene will actually be animated.
- Draw 2 other objects that will be animated in their own separate layers. These object could include a cat, dog, cow, clouds, bear, etc. Every object that will be animated should be draw in its own layer with nothing else in that layer.
- Do a 20 frame animation of the 2 objects or a longer animation using tweening (below).
Get the computer to do some of the animation.
- Draw a single object or a scene like the Animating Layers above.
- Create an animation using 20 keyframes lasting at least 60 frames (3 – 6 seconds). Set the keyframes at least 3-5 frames apart.
- Get the computer to do animating between the keyframes (tweening).
- Tween not only motion but scaling, rotating, color changing, and morphing.