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  More Ep. 2 WIP: simple scene 1 animationsMarch 25, 2009 9:16 PM | url
 
I wonder what this person is shouting:
 

 
"THIS IS FINAL ART!"?
 
I think at just halfway through the final art for scene 1 of episode 2 I've already got more frame-by-frame hand-drawn animation than in the entire episode 1. That isn't actually saying much, but it's something I hope to be able to do more and more as I go, as opposed to just tweening things around the frame with automatic tools, because it's the carefully managed irregularities between drawings that give animation its unique sense of life.
 
Hand-drawing animation frame-by-frame is pretty labor-intensive if it's a complex shape, though, so I have my little cheating single-in-between technique where I use just a single frame with a hand-drawn "motion-blur" shape in between the start and end shapes:
 

 
It can be surprisingly effective if done right. Huzzah for cheating!
 
 
 
 
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