Best program to use for Paper less animating

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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by Marji4x » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:20 am

Doll_face, there's always MonkeyJam. If you have a webcam or scanner you can import your drawings into it and it can sequence the frames into an animation. It's a free downloadable program.

http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/

There's also apparently a free vector program out there that's supposedly comparable to what Flash does. Uzuri knows more about that one though. I haven't messed around in it yet.
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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by doll_face_ashley » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:03 pm

Thanks, I'll think about it. :)
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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by SilverLuna » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:23 pm

That's a funny name URL xD
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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by AmySFX » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:30 pm

Why no love for ToonBoom?
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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by Marji4x » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:42 am

My previous studio tried Harmony (made by the ToonBoom folks) a while back and it was waaaay too complicated to be any use for us. I think ToonBoom is maybe easier? But I'm not sure. My studio now uses Flash so that's what I know so I use it at home too :)
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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by AmySFX » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:34 pm

The TB program is just like everything else. It still takes some time to learn it if you want to use it well. I haven't used Harmony before. The onion skinning is great though and you can get some really nice line work. Plus, you can buy it for only $130 at academic pricing. Disney used it for The Princess and the Frog and it was also used for The Simpsons Movie.
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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by Stygian » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:48 am

The uni I wanna get into uses ToonBoom and when I went for an open day we got to see some students working in it and chat to them about it and stuff. They said although it takes a while to get used to, it's easy once you've got it and creates really good results. It's true, it does - we also got to see some stuff done in it and it's very smooth!

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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by AmySFX » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:53 pm

My friends nagged me into getting it. I am very slow to budge on things, so they had to do a ton of convincing. I finally relented and got it. They have great tutorials.

And I just started learning Maya. I hear you can get some interesting 2dish effects on there. For example, remember the scene from Lilo and Stitch where stitch throws a blue VW beetle? The beetle was actually CG animated! o.o
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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by Cadha » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:37 pm

[color=#4000FF] I use Pencil (free download)!

Tis awesome :cheese: I haven't successfully been able to use it for inking etc but for drawing up your animations its very good :) [/color]

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Re: Best program to use for Paper less animating

Post by Lieu » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:30 am

TV Paint is getting really popular! I've seen a lot of amazing student films using it

http://www.tvpaint.com/v2/content/article/home/

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