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Karim CherifCharacter Animation: Flash or AE
by on Mar 26, 2010 at 3:32:48 pm

Hi People

I did a couple of character animations in AE, but I am starting to think that it might be faster and more efficient to do them in Flash.

What do you think?


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Joey ForemanRe: Character Animation: Flash or AE
by on Mar 26, 2010 at 3:47:23 pm

Depends on what you want.
Flash now has Inverse Kinematics http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/features/?view=topnew. AE's puppet tool is similar, but the results are less predictable, and has a more organic feel with the way it deforms.
But that's irrelevant if you're doing cel animation. Flash has onion skinning, AE doesn't, so I think Flash would be the better choice for that.



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Michael SzalapskiRe: Character Animation: Flash or AE
by on Mar 26, 2010 at 3:59:21 pm

You can do inverse kinematics in AE too...it's just a bit complicated.

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Karim CherifRe: Character Animation: Flash or AE
by on Mar 26, 2010 at 4:08:54 pm

Yeah I notice the IK in AE is under-developed... sadly. Perhaps CS5 ;-)
Until then Flash will have to do.

Are there any good books on that?

Karim Cherif
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Nathan HallRe: Character Animation: Flash or AE
by on Mar 26, 2010 at 5:22:35 pm

Lynda.com has a "class?" on animating characters. .... After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

I just had to do about 5 minutes of character animation for a project and the lynda.com training was helpful. Good Luck!


http://www.anchormedistudio.com


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