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Stephan van der WattWhat are these effects called?
by on Jul 22, 2013 at 1:44:52 am

Hi there! Recently I've seen a video that made me wow and I would like to know what the effects in the video were called. They seem to be like little drawn-on animations but I want to know the specific name of them. Here are some images of the effects:

This trumpet moves slightly when trumpet noises happen in the song.

When he flicks his fingers a little animation shows up.

When he slaps down his hand an animated dust cloud thingy appears.

And finally in this one when the scissor blades meet then a little droplet effect shoots out.

I'm really interested in these effects and I was wondering if anyone knew what they were called and possibly where I could learn them?
The video this was found in:

Please help! Thanks c:

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John CuevasRe: What are these effects called?
by on Jul 22, 2013 at 12:05:56 pm

Most were hand drawn. They may have animated scale, position but it's started with a drawing. There have been a few conversations about this on the Cow in the past. Here's one that discusses it in the expressions forum.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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