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Create a Complex Character of Movable Parts - Animation - About.com
In this lesson, we're going to learn how to "cheat' on making detailed animated characters in Flash without actually drawing every frame.
http://animation.about.com/od/flashanimationtutorials/ss/flashlesson5.htm
Building an Animation-Ready Character from the Ground Up
You may be an amazing detail artist, but how good are you at creating effective animation-ready art? Cartoon art is different from illustration in that it focuses not  ...
http://animation.about.com/od/flashtraditionalanimation/ss/animreadychara.htm
Flash Animation 5: Creating a Complex Character of Movable Parts
What you have to think of when you're "breaking down" your character is how he/ she will be moving, and from what points; when animating humanoids or ...
http://animation.about.com/od/flashanimationtutorials/ss/flashlesson5_2.htm
Animation Character Sheet/Character Breakdown Basics
Before you start animating, it's a good idea to draw up a character sheet/ character breakdown of the subject of your animation, both for reference and to ...
http://animation.about.com/od/otherusefultutorials/ss/charactersheet.htm
Flash Animation 5: Creating a Complex Character of Movable Parts
Once that's done, select your parts one at a time and copy-paste them to a new document. Save them as transparent gifs, 256 colors, no matte. We don't want ...
http://animation.about.com/od/flashanimationtutorials/ss/flashlesson5_5.htm
Flash Animation 5: Creating a Complex Character of Movable Parts
In this lesson, we're going to learn how to "cheat' on making detailed animated characters in Flash without actually drawing every frame.
http://animation.about.com/od/flashanimationtutorials/ss/flashlesson5_3.htm
Flash Animation 5: Creating a Complex Character of Movable Parts
This is where it gets a little complex, but this part will save you a lot of trouble down the road. Although I've broken Lex down into movable parts, we now need to ...
http://animation.about.com/od/flashanimationtutorials/ss/flashlesson5_10.htm
Flash Animation 5: Creating a Complex Character of Movable Parts
Here's the part where we all come back together, regardless of if we imported rasterized files into Photoshop, drew straight into Flash, or even used Flash to ...
http://animation.about.com/od/flashanimationtutorials/ss/flashlesson5_8.htm
Flash Animation 5: Creating a Complex Character of Movable Parts
Now we'll finally be taking all of this into Flash. To start with, I opened a blank document, and then set it to 6:40x480 with a black background; I chose 640x480  ...
http://animation.about.com/od/flashanimationtutorials/ss/flashlesson5_6.htm
Creating a Complex Character of Moving Parts ... - Animation
Collected here is a gallery of still shots and media files of a few examples of About.com Guide Adrien Sanders' computer animation work.
http://animation.about.com/library/blflashless5step10exp.htm
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