Advice 1: What programs are suitable for creating cartoons

Creating cartoons at home is quite difficult, but very fun. However, before pursuing computer animation, you must find programs that will be able to master even for the novice animator.
"Finding Nemo"
There are many programs in computer animation different difficulty levels. Perhaps the simplest of them is Crazy Talk. However, it is not intended for serious work on the cartoon. Rather, it is a fun "toy" that allows you to create "animations" on the basis of photos, drawings or found on the Internet images of people and animals. Moreover, the resulting "animations" can articulate.

Program 2D animation


Much more opportunities CrazyTalk Animator. It can help to create a full animation. It contains many ready-made templates, characters, and "scripts" movement, facial expressions, scenery. You can create cartoons and not using the templates and based on your drawings, photos or any images. Work in CrazyTalk Animator can be a first step towards the development of professional programs in computer animation.

Fully professional program Anime Studio Pro is nice because it combines the widest possible with a fairly simple and user-friendly interface, which can master even a novice cartoonist.

One of the best programs for creating 2D cartoons is also considered Toon Boom Studio. It is quite possible to learn to anyone who wants to engage seriously in the creation of a professional computer animation.

Program 3D animation


Get started creating 3D animations, you can start with the development programs Reallusion iClone PRO or Smith Micro Poser Pro. They contain templates of 3D models, which allows faster to understand algorithms to create 3D animations. More sophisticated programs of 3D animation is Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3D Studio Max. Although this is the realm of professional cinematography and television. They allow you to create complex animated characters and visual effects.

Computer animation – an exciting experience, promoting the comprehensive disclosure of creative abilities of a person. Anyone who wants to master this complex, but is an interesting case, will be able to find the program appropriate level, and then improved in his hobby (or even profession), mastering higher level skills. And, maybe, funny animation, Crazy Talk, eventually turns into a full-fledged three-dimensional character, made in Autodesk Maya.

Advice 2 : How to create a cartoon on the computer

In the era of universal availability of computer technology when the development of even complex and specific programs becomes a matter of days, creating cartoonand the computer seems very simple form of creativity available to each user.
How to create a cartoon on the computer
Instruction
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In creating mutiplication film with a computer there are typically two difficulties: technical difficulty, ie you need to have certain skills and knowledge in drawing, anatomy, physics, and the use of appropriate software, and the complexity of creative – almost every user can easily get a set of images move across the screen is pointless and plotless, but a film to call it would be a shame.
Technically to create the effect of animation – motion graphics on the screen, you can use almost any software that has a function of controlling objects in time. For example, this popular people names from the line of Adobe: Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects, or even the infamous Adobe Photoshop. In each of these products has a working space of the window frame, it is possible to place independent objects, each on its own virtual layer, and has a panel changes the characteristics of these layers in time – the so-called TimeLine (In Flash and AE from timeline is visible by default in Photoshop access to it is opened through the Window menu>Animation, where in the bottom right corner of the window there is a mode switch Frames/Timeline) In this panel in front of you vertically, there will be a list of layers, and the horizontal time axis, which will indicate, depending on the settings, the time in frames or seconds. Spending a few minutes to read helpa feeling and intuitive tools, you can easily learn the simple procedure: select one of the created layers, for example, there will be a drawing of a superhero, put in the beginning of the time axis near the setting position of this layer KeyFrame (keyframe), after a period of time, for example, a second along the time axis, put another keyframe and change the coordinates of your drawing, for example, raise it up on the screen, and in a second of screen time make a third keyframe and move the layer to its original location. You can start playing the animation, you'll see a new masterpiece of modern cinema – hopping layer. If loop playback over a new blockbuster, the audience will not be bored: every two seconds will occur action superhero will break your seat for a second and back down to its original position. Depending on the type of keyframe it will jump sharply or smoothly, changing position in time more or less smooth. Can start to petition for a tuxedo. Oscar is yours.
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And now for the other, less talented and more hardworking.
The creation of the animated film begins with defining the idea of the film. What do you want to tell the audience that in the world there are heroes, that everything is bad, that everyone dreams about freedom, about how to do a real woman, how can you enjoy a new morning? When you realize that you are unique bearer of such thoughts, experiences which is not enough for a modern viewer that you can help him to realize it, you can proceed with the next step.
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Script. It is better that it was recorded, even if you claim that writing a script is a waste of time and have already bought a Tux. The fact that in the simplest scenario, like, "one dude runs up to the second, gives him on the head, and their eyes fall out, he falls, and the first says: ha ha ha" there are at least six segments and seven time points in which to begin and end an action. The number and meaning of these points will be familiar to you before you proceed to the distribution of the film on the timeline – that is, the script needed in order to plan a reasonable technical means.
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Then it makes sense to pay attention to important stage – the creation of the characters. Here it starts with sketches: take a pen and paper and draw those who need to impersonate the role, painted in your scenario. Some believe that it is better to do in boring lectures. The choice is yours, especially if as prototypes of the characters you are the fellow on the Desk and a caricature of the view of the teacher. In fact, the potential of animation does not limit your imagination, and the characters in the film can be as primitive balls with eyes and inflated yokels with all anatomical details – it all depends on the art of your drawing and from the available amount of work to animate conceived character.
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There are several approaches to the technical implementation of animated characters:
the image of the character from frame to frame can be drawn again – it's classic hand-drawn flat animation, giving unlimited opportunities for transformation features and bodies of the characters.
- parts of the body of the character can be solid objects, hand-drawn or created in some other way, for example, photographed with real body parts, and animate such a character is in the mutual change of position of these parts.(the so-called "animation relaying") overall, it's more like a truth of life – your hand or head is never in the sky, and not flattened like a Saturday morning cartoon. This technology prevents infinity of experiments on the form of the characters, but often in these delights there is no need to transfer the idea of the film.
- characters can be modeled and animated in three-dimensional space. Their movements, therefore, will depend on how the time change the coordinates of the key points in the system of three-dimensional vectors.
For each type of animation has its "ground" under the necessary technology of a computer program. Three dimensional animation is done in 3D graphics packages, usually using different programs: one for the geometry modeling characters, creating textures and colors, and others – actually, for programming their movements, the fourth – to render and the final image.
Classic hand-drawn animation, too, has their favorites among the software, from highly specialized professional system to be simple enough and "omnivorous", type favorite with all the a Flash. Very unassuming to the level of training of the animator is animation reruns. Here you can use and as already mentioned Flash, and, for example, AE, which proved the presence of these required options, such as working with lighting, camera movement, depth of field, etc.
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Depending on the chosen technology, you should recreate your characters in the figure. Likely to begin this work is with a simple scan sketches and ciscoview with paper. You can use these drawings directly, just treating them, or specifically leaving the image is not processed, then the movie will retain the color and texture of paint and material. Or you can build on the basis of scanned paper images vector duplicate of the character. Flat or three-dimensional.

Advice 3 : How to make cartoon from photo

A professional photographs (and lovers) have already managed to try and love shooting technique called stop-motion, allowing you to make videos using photos. This technique is not new, but lately has become very popular.Stop-motion allows you to breathe life into motionless objects opens up many opportunities for the Director's moves. How to make animation with camera?
How to make cartoon from photo
You will need
  • the camera, any video editing software, objects for drawing (optional)
Instruction
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Option one: you take everything you need for cartoon items, paint the scenery, in General, create the entourage and transgress to shoot. Your task is to capture the subject in action. To do this, build a scene however you like to see her on the screen and take a picture. Then make the minimal changes scene and shoot it again. Any, even the most insignificant action should be captured in a single frame, then the transitions between the photos turn out smooth and beautiful. For example, if you are photographing a baby machine, riding on the table, then every few inches of its movement should be taken of the individual it is very important not to change the angle!
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If you wish to make drawn cartoon using the camera, you will need a lot of paper. On the same principle of drawing on each sheet a separate frame. If you take the example of the same machine, then you first draw it on the right edge of the sheet, the next sheet, move it slightly to the left, etc. Each sheet also photographed separately.
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Having all the necessary photos, proceed to the installation. You can use any program for video editing: Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Movie Maker, etc. In turn is inserted scenes footage in a window for installation, and choose in the settings the frequency of change of frames. If you want to get the cartoon resembled an ordinary tape rather than a sequence of pictures - choose the frequency of 10 frames per second and above if you want to preserve the effect of a discrete shooting is 3 frames.
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Mounted separately scene bonded each other, and then place the music and credits. Now your cartoon is finished!
Note
In order for the image was the best quality, use a tripod, in this case frames of the same scene will not be "jumping". Also think about the lighting, no reason for it to not changed within the same scene.
Useful advice
Learn the functions of your camera, many of them have a feature that allows you to do time-lapse photography. Prosumer cameras can even mount the frame sequence into a single video.

Advice 4 : How to remove puppet cartoon

Puppet cartoons is removed from the ready-made characters-dolls that have moving body parts. Such cartoons can be quickly done at home.
How to remove puppet cartoon
You will need
  • Dolls, backgrounds, interior details, digital camera, computer, tripod, Adobe Premiere Pro
Instruction
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Create space for a future cartoon. Based on the scenario, determine what the interiors and decorations you need. From carton assemble the triangles corners of rooms and decorate them according to the intent of your cartoon. The space should be proportional to the size of dolls.
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Put decorations on a stable surface. Ordinary table in a room with constant lighting. Be careful while working, any unplanned shift of scenery will be visible in the cartoon. If, during the shooting of the movie will change the ambient light, it will also be noticeable.
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In front of the table decorations put the tripod. Install the camera. The lens should be only the space of the scenery and the characters are dolls.
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Slowly moving the doll change the position of its body parts. Photograph on the basis that each photograph is only one thirteenth of a second of your future cartoon. If you remove the hands, cartoon doll will be very professional. But for children such detailed study will seem boring. Therefore, it is possible to photograph everything in real-time and hands in the frame will be just an artistic decision.
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Follow the amount of free space on the memory card of the camera. If the place is over, leave all the items in the same place, and carefully, without moving the tripod and camera, remove the card. Copy its contents to the computer, and then insert a blank card back.
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After all the scenes of your movie uphotogallery and copied to the computer, run the program Adobe Premiere Pro. Create a new project in the same format as your footage. Click File -> New Project. Specify the location where you will store all articles of your movie. Enter a project name.
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In a project, click File -> Import. Select all the photos in your movie and click "ok". In the window with the materials of the project will be all the necessary elements.
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Select all photos from the work zone with the source materials. And move them on the Timeline for the road work with the image.
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For the first movie as a sound track, use better music. Working with text is very difficult to do this, first record the sound, then calculate what number of frames you have to Uttagsautomat. This all complicates the process.
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Click File-> Import and select the sound file to your movie. Similar to the photo, drag it to the Timeline, on the audio track. Press "Enter". Begin the process of proschityvaniya your future cartoon.
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Click File -> Export. Select the directory where to save your movie and enter the future name. Press "Enter". At the end of the export process, go to the previously specified directory. Your cartoon is ready.
Useful advice
To simplify use ready-made doll, take the whole cartoon in one size in chronological order.

Advice 5 : What programs are suitable for creating cartoons

Creating cartoons at home is quite difficult, but very fun. However, before pursuing computer animation, you must find programs that will be able to master even for the novice animator.
"Finding Nemo"
There are many programs in computer animation different difficulty levels. Perhaps the simplest of them is Crazy Talk. However, it is not intended for serious work on the cartoon. Rather, it is a fun "toy" that allows you to create "animations" on the basis of photos, drawings or found on the Internet images of people and animals. Moreover, the resulting "animations" can articulate.

Program 2D animation


Much more opportunities CrazyTalk Animator. It can help to create a full animation. It contains many ready-made templates, characters, and "scripts" movement, facial expressions, scenery. You can create cartoons and not using the templates and based on your drawings, photos or any images. Work in CrazyTalk Animator can be a first step towards the development of professional programs in computer animation.

Fully professional program Anime Studio Pro is nice because it combines the widest possible with a fairly simple and user-friendly interface, which can master even a novice cartoonist.

One of the best programs for creating 2D cartoons is also considered Toon Boom Studio. It is quite possible to learn to anyone who wants to engage seriously in the creation of a professional computer animation.

Program 3D animation


Get started creating 3D animations, you can start with the development programs Reallusion iClone PRO or Smith Micro Poser Pro. They contain templates of 3D models, which allows faster to understand algorithms to create 3D animations. More sophisticated programs of 3D animation is Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3D Studio Max. Although this is the realm of professional cinematography and television. They allow you to create complex animated characters and visual effects.

Computer animation – an exciting experience, promoting the comprehensive disclosure of creative abilities of a person. Anyone who wants to master this complex, but is an interesting case, will be able to find the program appropriate level, and then improved in his hobby (or even profession), mastering higher level skills. And, maybe, funny animation, Crazy Talk, eventually turns into a full-fledged three-dimensional character, made in Autodesk Maya.
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