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Free Animation Programs
Want to try before you buy, or looking for something simple but functional with no strings attached? Here's a list of various animation software packages available for download. Some are entirely free, some are shareware, some are free with limited functions (with more available after paying), and some are free trials that either expire after time or come with certain critical options disabled.
Should You Use the Free Version of Google...
As a 3D modeling program, Google SketchUp successfully unites principles of line drawing with 3D for a bare-bones program that lets you produce surprisingly complex 3D artwork.
Do You Know How Many Frames are in 1 Second of...
There are 8-frame walk cycles, 10-frame motion studies...but how many frames actually make up one second of animation?
How to Create a Basic 8-Frame Animated Walk-Cycle
The walk cycle is one of the most important animation techniques to master, but you can simplify it a bit in Flash even when drawing each individual frame, whether in whole or in part. This basic stick-figure walk-cycle demonstrates the basic ideas and discusses key concepts of figures in motion.
Flash Tips: How to Embed Your SWF into a Webpage
If you're publishing for the web, you'll need to be able to insert your SWF file into your website, right? Here's a quick guide that will help you figure out how.
How Japanese and American Animation Differ
I'm not about to throw my towel in the ring over the fight between which is better, Japanese or American animation...but nonetheless, let's take a look at a comparison between the two and what makes them so markedly different.
How To Create A 3D Bump Map in Photoshop
3D bump maps are used to create raised texture surfaces on 3D models - but they actually start off as flat 2D images.
Cel
A cel is the transparent sheet of plastic upon which final animation artwork is transferred in order to be painted in and then laid over a background and filmed.
10 Art Supplies no Traditional Animator Should...
If you're less of a digital animator and lean more towards the traditional, you've probably got a studio as cluttered as mine--and there are some supplies that you just can't live without.
What's The Difference Between Shape, Motion,...
Before Flash CS4 there were motion tweens and shape tweens - but now CS4 and CS5 introduce classic tweens. What's the difference?
How to Import Multiple Images Simultaneously in...
You can import a series of numbered images to Flash and have the program automatically distribute them in sequential order across keyframes.
A Beginner's Guide to Computer Animation
While animation is a complex art that can require years of schooling to perfect, for the hobbyist - and even for some self-taught professionals - it’s surprisingly easy to get started from the comfort of your own home and begin producing animations from scratch with just a little studying, hard work, and practice.
Five Inexpensive Animation Solutions for the Mac
Frustrated by the dearth of inexpensive animation solutions compatible with the robust and powerful Macintosh platform? Take a look at this list of five software packages that will let you animate for $250 or far less.
Everything You Need to Know about Walt Disney...
Disney is no doubt one of the most famous names in the animation industry, known for providing entertainment directed to adults and children alike; with theme parks around the world and a world-class animation studio and business franchise, the company nearly dominates the industry.
Layer Definition: What is a Layer?
Layers can be confusing for some people, especially when they're used to painting or drawing on a flat surface.
How to Add Simple Stops in Flash Action Script
The stop command is most likely the most basic of all of Flash's ActionScript commands, and the most essential. It's also a good place to get started with familiarizing yourself with the concepts of working with ActionScripting.
What's the Difference Between AutoCAD and Other...
CAD programs seem like just another type of 3D animation software - but really, what's the difference? Why do CAD programs get their own special classification?
How to Create a New Scene in Flash (Lesson 10)
Here we explore the concept of individual scenes in Flash, and how to create and manipulate them to make options to associate with our buttons.
Read My Lips: How to Lip-Synch for Animation
If you want to add actual expression and realistic mouth-movements to your animation, it helps to study how the shape of the mouth changes with each sound. These ten basic phoneme shapes can match almost any sound of speech, in varying degrees of expression--and with the in-between frames moving from one to the other, are remarkably accurate.
How to Add Onion-Skinning to Your Flash Animation
Frame-by-frame animation can be difficult when you're working on one frame at a time with no reference for the previous or next frames. Flash has a solution for this dilemma--known as onion-skinning, an option that you can turn on that shows a range of frames both before and after your current frame.
The Unexpected Average Salary of an Animator
Not a week goes by when someone doesn't ask how much money an animator makes. What kind of salary should an animator expect?
5 Things To Do Before You Ever Start Animating
Ready to dive in and start animating? You may not be as ready as you think. These 5 pre-animation tips will help you define your workflow and direction to make sure you don't flounder on the way.
Flash Tip: Motion Tweening Expanded: Rotation
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Persistence of Vision
: "Persistence of Vision" refers to the phenomenon where the retina retains an image for a brief split-second
How To Create An Animation Resume
Never written a resume for an animation career? Here's a few tips to help you out today to land your next job.
Are Drawing Skills Necessary to be an Animator?
So you want to learn to animate, but may not be the best artist. Do you need to refine your artistic skills before you can dabble in animation?
Royalty-Free Music and Sound Effects Resources...
Find links to the music and sound effects that you need for your animations - royalty-free and free for download.
How are Traditional and Computer Animation...
Often people differentiate animation techniques as traditional or computer animation -- but aren't always clear as to what the distinction refers to.
The Pros and Cons of Flash and Animated GIFs
Asking if Flash is better than an animated GIF is rather like asking if a USB thumb drive is better than a floppy disk. Both have their purposes, and both can be useful - even if one is a bit limited and outdated.
Give Your 2D Animation Distinctive Style with...
You've probably seen some pretty cool 2D animations that use style tricks a little different from the standard side-scrolling, black-lined textbook animation. There are tons of ways to make your animation stand out using unique tricks and experiments; here are a few pointers you can try.
How to Add Simple Audio to Your Flash Animation...
This will be one of the easiest lessons yet; all we're going to do is add a looping audio background to our Flash character animation to complete it.
Everything You Need to Know to Make Your First...
In this lesson we'll cover how to create a new blank movie file in Flash MX, and the tools and steps involved in making your first simple animation using motion tweening.
Here's What 'Key Frame' Means in Animation
An animation key frame is a single still image in an animated sequence that occurs at an important point in that sequence.
How to Create an Animation-Ready Character
Whether you draw your 2D animations traditionally or digitally, there are some skills essential to both incarnations of the craft. One is the ability to draw simple but effective animation characters with clean, easy lines and basic shapes.
In Computer Animation, What is Rendering?
You may often hear reference to video rendering, render times, render speeds, etc. in the field of computer animation. But what exactly is rendering?
Where Flip Books Are Still Used
A flip book is a book of pages in which sequences of an animation are drawn, on at a time, on each page.
What '2D' Means in Animation Terms
: The creation of moving pictures in a two-dimensional environment, such as through "traditional" cel
A Simple Guide to Getting Started with Computer...
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Animating for Video Games vs. Animating for...
Creating animations for video games is much different from creating animations for movies. The major difference is that a movie is meant simply to be viewed, while the purpose of a video game is to interact. For this reason, animating for video games can be much more difficult than animating for video games; however, this reason is only a broad generalization of the differences between the two genres.
What Is Cutout Animation?
You may be more familiar with cutout animation than you think, especially if you're a fan of a certain raunchy animated show on Comedy Central.
What is a 3D Polygon?
You've heard of polygons in geometry, but what do they mean in 3d modeling and animation?
Top 5 Uses for Flash
Flash has many useful applications; from character animation to programming, it offers a dynamic platform for a multitude of uses. What's your favorite use for Flash?
Flash Animation 12: Exporting Your Animation as...
This lesson touches upon a small but essential piece of knowledge for working in Flash: exporting as a movie instead of a Flash SWF file. Page 2.
Graphics vs. Movie Clips: What's the Difference?
Flash symbol types can, at times, be a little confusing.
A Beginner's Guide to Animation Character...
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 familiarize you with drawing different views. Let's take a look at the basics for a character sheet.
Flash Tip: Motion Tweening Expanded: Easing
Another way to control your Flash motion tweens is through an option called Easing.
Animation
Animation is the process of creating the illusion of motion by viewing sequential images in rapid succession.
Vector Animation
: "Vector animation" is a term used to refer to animation whose art or motion is controlled by vectors
How to Make an Animation Flip Book
Ever tried to make a animation flip book? It's not nearly as complicated as it seems, and can be a good way to practice your animation principles by using unorthodox sequential animations instead of keyframes and in-betweens.
How to Use the Trace Bitmap Function for Flash...
In case you missed when it was covered in Lesson 5, here's a quick tip on how to use the trace bitmap function in Flash to turn bitmap art into vector images.
Tween
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Definition: "Tween"
3D Animation
: The creation of moving pictures in a three-dimensional digital environment. This is done by sequencing
The Easiest Way to Make Kinetic Typography
How do text animators work in After Effects to easily let you create kinetic typography?
Flash Tip: Turn off Snapping
Snapping in vector drawings has its uses, but when it's just making life harder for you, it's time to turn it off.
Keeping Up With the Studios
Computer animation can be be fun, but it can also be quite costly. But it's not always necessary to spend that kind of money; for the curious, the studious, or even the aspiring professional, there are much more cost-effecitve ways to get your feet wet. If you know where to look and how to shop, it's not that hard to compete with the big boys without spending the big bucks.
Are Clothing And Hair On 3D Models Created...
3D animations often show amazingly detailed hair and clothing. But are they modeled individually? Do animators create each strand of hair, and design entire outfits that can be added to characters like paper dolls?
Is Flash the Only 2D Animation Software?
While Adobe Flash gets a lot of coverage as a major 2D animation and rich content production package, is it the only 2D animation software package out there?
Do Animators Draw Backgrounds in Every Frame?
Many animations feature detailed backgrounds that the characters move against; the backgrounds also sometimes move. Do animators draw and paint these backgrounds in every frame of animation?
How Do I Get Into Animation School?
Trying to figure out how to get into animation school? Just like any other college, there are a few requirements - and while some are the same, others are wildly different.
Flash Tip: Animated GIF vs. SWF Publishing for...
While Flash SWFs are considered one of the more advanced methods for publishing animated and streaming content to the web, there are times when using an animated GIF for smaller, shorter animations would be more to your advantage.
Flash Frame-By-Frame Animation: Keyframe and...
Rather than working with simple shapes and reusable objects, let's work with the techniques used in cinematic animation: hand-drawing each frame using keyframing and in-betweening techniques to describe progressive motion.
Ask the Magic 8-Ball - Demo
Try out a version of the classic 'Magic 8-Ball' created using Flash ActionScripting.
iClone
iClone reminds me a great deal of Bryce's Poser, but advanced to the next level. Even the newest beginning animator can dive right in and have fun tweaking the preset models to create and animate your own
A Step-by-Step Guide to Detailed Animation in...
Creating a detailed, full-color character animation using traditional frame-by-frame methods is a long and at times difficult process, even in Flash. For this lesson we're going to take the first step and rough-sketch our basic motion for a simple action, using block shapes representing a character we wish to animate.
Animating a Zoom Effect in Flash
You can simulate a camera zoom effect in Flash using tweens.
So You Want to be a...
Anyone can seek out a career in computer animation, regardless of any measure of artistic talent; all that you need is to know what you want, and to be willing to put in the necessary effort to achieve it. This article gives a basic set of guidelines on where to start, and a little advice on how to pursue your chosen field.
The Verdict on 'Pivot Stickfigure Animator'...
Creating a stickfigure animation isn't as easy as it looks, especially in detailed programs such as Flash. In a custom-built program just for that, though, it's so simple it's painful - and that's where Pivot Stickfigure Animator comes in.
How to Start and Stop Sound Effects in Your...
Let's pick up on the last lesson to add a bouncing sound effect to our squash and stretch animation, using Flash audio to bring more life and depth to the animation.
A Realistic Look at Freelance Animation Work
While working for yourself can be extremely rewarding and quite convenient, you should always be aware of the added responsibility and obligation implied, and of any hardships that you might encounter and will need to plan for. The points that I'll cover here are things that I've learned from my own experiences as a freelance artist, animator, designer, and writer; I hope that they'll help you as well.
Flash Tip: Tools of the Trade: Drawing in Flash...
If you've been working in Flash for any period of time, by now you've probably realized that mouse-drawing anything beyond a basic pre-defined shape can be pretty time-consuming, and pretty difficult, if not downright impossible (and maddening). I'd recommend getting a graphics tablet.
How to Choose an Animation Software Package
Considering how expensive animation software can be and the difficulty of returning software to many retailers, picking the wrong animation software for your needs can be a costly mistake. What questions should you ask yourself when selecting an animation software package?
Flash Animation 2: Shape Tweening
With this lesson, we'll pick up at the end of where we left off in Lesson 1, with a lesson on shape tweening in Flash MX. Shape tweening can take two different shapes at keyframes set any number of frames apart, and mathematically calculate the frames in between to produce a smooth animation depicting the transformation between one and the other. Page 6.
What is Limited Animation?
Limited animation isn't quite what it sounds like. It doesn't suffer from limitations or deficiencies, but instead refers to techniques used to limit the amount of work involved in producing a full-length animation.
Storyboarding Tips to Plan for Your Animation
Using a storyboard will help you organize your animation, and match you mental visualizations of scenes with the written script. If you use a storyboard you'll find that you'll be able to plan your animations more cohesively with clear marker points to show progress, and you'll save yourself a lot of time and trouble when struggling to make the entire thing come together from beginning to end.
What's the difference between the Flash Player...
Use the Flash projector to make your files available to those without the Flash plugin.
Flash Plugin: Keyframe Caddy
Flash plugin Keyframe Caddy streamlines replacing symbols for lip sync and symbol animation to make your work easier and faster.
What Is Drawn-on-Film Animation?
Cels? Who needs cels? Drawn-on-film gets rid of the cels, the paint, and the cameras to take animation to a micro - and very hands-on - level.
What Is A Wireframe?
: What Is A Wireframe? There are certain things essential to understanding any discussion on 3D animation:
Creating a Custom Mouse Cursor in Flash
Whether it bounces, jiggles, squiggles, wiggles, glitters, or just sits there looking pretty, you can turn it into your own custom Flash mouse cursor to replace the default. Page 3.
Flash Tip: Reducing Flash Movie Filesize
Flash movies are improving in quality, but with greater quality comes larger file sizes.
The Importance of Animation History
Why is animation history important?
What is a Breakdown?
Having a nervous breakdown over your breakdowns? Don't; they're just simple in-betweens that hold a pivotal position in your animation sequence.
Animating a Pan Effect in Flash
You can use motion tweens to create the illusion of a panning camera on your Flash stage. Page 2.
Animated Graphics Definition: What are Animated...
: The term "animated graphics" can cover many things, from flash SWFs to animated GIFS to banner ads.
Inverse Kinematics
Inverse kinematics is a form of physics used in animation to determine the movements of jointed constructs.
Animation Software Review: Adobe Flash CS5
The latest version of Flash brings the shiny.
Creating Your Best Work Habits
How can you improve your work habits so you get more done?
Flash Tip: Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
Flash lets you group and ungroup objects so that you can move or transform them as a single unit before ungrouping them to work on them individually.
What's the benefit of vector animation vs....
Vector animation is generally considered more advanced than raster animation. Why?
A Beginner's Guide to 3D Studio Max: Using the...
In this tutorial, we'll take a look at parts of the 3D Studio Max version 4.26 environment and help you to get more familiar with the tool panels.
What is 2.5D Animation?
2.5D animation? Is that a half-finished 3D animation? Not quite. 2.5D animation is a way to make 2D jump off the page into 3D space.
Making an Animated ScreenSaver Using Visual Basic
This is just a quick dip at the trot, a basic checklist of things to do for those comfortable with Visual Basic; this isn't intended to be a full step-by-step, but more a basic overview as to the steps inherent in creating an easy 2D animated screen saver using the language.
What is an Animated GIF?
We see animated GIFs all the time (no, really, even with Flash and PNGs, we do). But what are they, exactly?
What is an Instance in Flash?
flash instances, symbols, copies, manipulating instances, changing instances, symbol timelines, flash movie clip, flash graphic, flash symbol, flash button, flash library
Flash Tip: Making an Invisible "Hotspot" Button
Now, to make the button transparent, you're going to adjust the alpha. Select both the line and the fill,
Flash Tip: Swap Symbol
The Swap Symbol function is just like Flash's Swap Bitmap function, but instead lets you switch any symbol on your stage out with any symbol in your library.
How to Reverse Timeline Frames in Flash
It's possible to switch the order of Flash timeline frames without manually moving them
Flash Tip: Shape Hints
Shape Hints make it easier for Flash to interpret how it's supposed to morph one complex shape into another in a shape tween.
Flash Tip: Program Tools: Brush Tool
Using the Brush tool, you can paint in freeform in Flash, fine-tuning the way your fills are applied using various options. Page 2.
Beneton Movie GIF
Beneton Movie GIF is a fairly useful GIF animation / editing / sequencing program that may not be particularly special, but at least it serves its intended purpose flawlessly.
What Is Sand Animation?
: What Is Sand Animation? Most people think of animation as either paint on cels, or pixels on a screen
Anime Studio Pro 5
While Anime Studio 5 definitely isn't a program that you can dive in and start using without at least a passing knowledge of the fundamentals of animation, it still provides a rich, full-featured animation experience that simplifies the process and allows you to produce high quality animations for less effort.
Flash Tip: Breaking Apart Text
You can break apart blocks of text in Flash to edit them individually. Page 2.
Flash Tip: Loop Playback
Usually when you play back your Flash timeline, it plays once and then stops on the last frame. If you
Flash Tip: Creating the Illusion of Perspective
Flash proves that you don't need a 3D program or even a complex 2D program to create easy two-dimensional shapes with the appearance of three-dimensional depth. Page 2.
7 Life Lessons I've Learned from Animation
Animation isn't just a career; many things learned throughout your career as an animator can provide valuable life lessons, as well.
Frame Rate
The frame rate is the measure of the number of frames displayed sequentially per second of animation in order to create the illusion of motion. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the motion, because there are more frames per second to display the transition from point A to point B.
From 2D to 3D: Using Textures to Create Raised...
Three-dimensional models can possess amazing levels of detail; not only in sculpted shapes, but also in texture. In truth, what you're looking at isn't clever modeling, but an illusion of texturing.
Storytelling For Animation
Animating is about much more than just sequencing frames together to create motion. It's about telling a story - and it takes quite a bit of thought, imagination, and planning to make sure it's a good one.
Animation Software Review: Animoids 3D Movie...
Animoid 3D Movie Maker is almost shockingly complex, considering the low price. That complexity lends a richness and fullness of features, but also presents a fairly steep learning curve for the novice.
Do I have to go to animation school to be an...
Animation school can be expensive. Is it necessary?
Adding Texture In After Effects
Learn the quickest and easiest way to add texture to your digital animation.
Toon Boom Animate
Toon Boom Animate is yet another installation in a growing line of award-winning animation packages.
How to Create a SImple Preloader in Flash...
A Flash preloader is a short, low-key animation that plays while the rest of your animation is loading, and can either loop or show a growing progress percentage.
What's the Difference Between an Animated GIF...
On the surface, an animated GIF and an animated PNG can look the same. So what's the difference?
How to Control Flash Movie Clips with...
It's time to take a bit of a leap in your Flash education by learning how to control movie clip timelines from within the main timeline. To do this we're going to use buttons to tell Flash when to play individual movie clip animations.
Glossary: Frame
: In animation, a "frame" is a single complete image out of the sequence of images comprising an animation.
What to Expect From Digicel Flipbook 6 (2D...
DigiCel Flipbook is an animation software package that creates an animation studio, complete with tools, on your desktop.
Flash Animation 11: ActionScripting to Link...
It's time to combine the buttons and scenes created in Lessons 9 and 10, using ActionScripting to tell Flash how to behave when our buttons are clicked. Page 2.
Dope Sheet
: "Dope sheet" is the informal/common term for the worksheet used by animation directors to plan the
Understanding the Main Tools in 3D Studio Max...
The third part of our first lesson in 3D Studio Max's tools covers the panel of primary tools taking up the right-hand side of the interface. These are the main tools that you will use to create, modify, and control your objects.
Flash Tip: Flash vs. Flash Player - What's the...
When referring to "Flash", sometimes it can be a little unclear what we're referring to, as often it
Creating Transparent Flash Movies with WMode...
Ever wondered how they make those Flash ads that can be dynamically positioned anywhere on the screen, but that have a transparent background? In just four steps, I'll show you how. Page 4.
Cylekx 2.9
Cylekx 2.9 is bland, unimpressive addition to the line-up of second-tier graphics and animation programs.
Creating Drop Shadow Text in Flash CS3
One great thing about the newest versions of Flash is that many effects that previously had to be constructed manually are now automatic features - including text drop shadows.
From Gouache to Gadgets: Shopping For the...
If your'e thinking of buying a gift for an animator but you're a little stumped as to what might be appropriate, take a look at these ideas for gifts for the holiday season (or any season when you're in the mood for giving). Page 2.
ActionScripting Basics: Mouse.hide ( ) and...
You can conceal and reveal the default mouse cursor on the Flash stage, with an easy single-line Actionscript.
Flash Tip: Understanding the "Lock Fill" Option...
Many people don't ever notice the "Lock Fill" button, or even understand what it does until they run
Getting to Know Flash CS5: The Default...
The Flash CS5 Document Properties panel displays the file name and lets you change the default properties of the stage, timeline, etc.
Animation Tip: Tools of the Trade: Light Tables
Whether you're drawing 2D animation for cel painting or doing the preliminary pencil work to be scanned in for a computer animation, a light table is one of the most important tools for frame-by-frame animation that you'll ever own.
Flash Tip: Bandwidth Profiler
The Bandwidth Profiler will give you statistics on how your SWF file will behave when loaded over a specified connection speed.
Cyberdelia 3D Animation Software
It's hard to review a software package that you can't even run. While often program problems are a result of user errors, in this case I'd have to say to stay away.
Preparing a Professional Demo Reel
For an animator, the demo reel is like that final exam in your senior year, complete with all of the extra work, stresses, and last-minute panics. And like the final exam, it can mean success or failure--not only in your education, but in your career. You've probably worked on a variety of projects during animation school, some fun, some not. But do you need to include every last one of those projects in your demo reel?
Using Layers: When To Use Layers (and Layer...
If you've been using Flash for any length of time, you're likely aware of the ability to use Layers and Layer Groups to organize and stack your content. Sometimes we overdo it on layers, though, so the question is: when do you use layers, and when do you stop?
Flash Tip: Program Tools: Common Libraries
The Common Libraries in Flash MX are good for quick references and easy pre-made objects and lessons.
Animating from Pencil to PC: Rough Motion...
The first step in starting off your animation is to get your basic motion down. For that you don't need perfect drawings; you can use stick figures, as long as they capture your basic proportions and get your motion down. Grab your light desks and get ready to go.
Are You Protected by Copyright?
Are your animations protected by copyright? Do you know, or have you never thought about protecting your work? Take a look at this article to find out what rights are guaranteed to you by U.S. copyright law, how to obtain proof of those rights, and how to further protect them.
Why the Apple iPad Isn't For Animators
If you were thinking of getting the iPad to replace your Cintiq or other touchscreen tablet device, don't.
Why do Animated GIFs Look So Grainy?
Animated GIFs are a good way to get soundless animated images on the web without needing any additional plugins or viewers...but why are they so grainy?
Anime Studio Debut
Anime Studio Debut is definitely a good (and cost-effective) way for animators to branch away from Flash and into programs targeted specifically for cartoon animation.
Top Five Animation Myths
People have the strangest ideas about animation and the animation industry. Here are a few myths I've encountered, and the truth behind them.
Animation Software Review: Anime Studio Debut 7
Anime Studio Debut 7 does an admirable job of bridging the gap between beginner animation software and more advanced animation programs by offering an accessible toolset with comprehensive features and smart tips for animators of all ages.
Submitting to the Animation Showcase
Looking for somewhere to display your animations? Why not submit to the animation showcase?
How Can 3D Animation Be Rendered As 2D Animation?
Numerous animated television shows and movies make use of 3D animation rendered to look 2D, inked lines and all. Some use wholly 3D-rendered animation; others combine it with hand-drawn 2D. But how is it done?
Creating Unreality from Reality
While there is, in fact, a great deal of work involved in realistic computer animation, there's less magic, mystery, and painstaking effort than you might think. Those unreal motions are, in fact, all too real, and are accomplished through the use of motion-capture technology. Many movies and video games make use of this technology to animate their digital models.
Flash Tip: Changing Frame Size in the Timeline
You can shrink or enlarge your Flash timeline frames.
The 2 Most Important Elements to Put Your Work...
What are the two easiest ways to make your work stand out online?
What Are Morph Targets?
Ever wondered how 3D animators manage to smoothly transition and combine facial expressions? Simple answer: by using morph targets.
Flash Tip: Exporting a Preview
With a work-in-progress, it's always good to be able to stop and check how the overall project is coming along--especially in Flash.

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