2D Character Animation
|Institution:||Maryland Institute College of Art|
|Category:||Animation, Motion, Visual Communication|
|Filed Under:||Digital, Illustration, Storytelling|
Use cell and path animation techniques to draw and animate a Character in a Scene
- Draw a storyboard consisting of 20 scenes. apply various shot compositions in your storyboard (close up, extreme close up, POV shot, long shot, etc.) to make your animation visually intriguing to the viewer.
- Draw a character - define your character in various poses: face, full body in frontal and profile views.
- Animate your character in the scenes you created: use Adobe Animate, use the Animate Scenes to create your animated storyline across the timeline for each scene.
- Preview your animation - export as .quicktime or .mp4 format to preserve audio/video
- Fine-tune and publish your project
Use cell and path animation techniques.
Use animation techniques, , morphing, tweeting and path animation.
Import, record sound, create voiceovers, digitize audio.
Create storyboard to illustrate storyline/timeline.
Use Adobe CC (Illustrator and Animate) software to create vector illustration and animation
Draw character - thumbnail sketches - Week 1-2
Create and animate a character in Adobe CC - Week 3-5
Draw scenes - backgrounds - storyboards, Integrate character into storyboard - Week 6-8
Animate scene/character in Adobe CC - Week 8-10
Learning Resources: Storyboards and Shot Composition
Students use cell and path animation techniques, improve vector drawing in Illustrator and Animate. The assignment introduces Integration between Adobe CC programs.