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By Johnny Chew

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    • The Walt Disney Company Created: Sunday, February 06, 2005 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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-cla...
    • Flash Tip: Embedding Your SWF in a Web Page Created: Friday, October 14, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      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.
    • Animation Tips and Tricks: 1s vs 2s Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Animation Tips and Tricks for creating movements using 1 frame vs 2 frames on screen.
    • What's the Difference Between Traditional Animation and Computer Animation? Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      In this FAQ response, the essential differences between traditional and computer methods of animation are explained.
    • How to Export from After Effects Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      How to export projects into movie files from After Effects.
    • Dragonframe Stop Motion Software Review Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Dragonframe stop motion is an animation software created by animators. It is so easy to use with all the important functions.
    • 3D Studio Max Lesson 1.1: A Basic Overview of 3DSMax's Main Tool Bar Created: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • An Introduction to Computer Animation Created: Thursday, January 20, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The term "computer animation" itself broadly covers a wide variety of genres and applications, but there are two main categories, 2D and 3D animation." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Keyframe Interpolation in After Effects Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Learn about how to adjust the keyframe interpolation in After Effects to get different kinds of tweening animation.
    • Animating in After Effects Using Keyframes Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Learn how to use keyframes to animate in After Effects timeline.
    • After Effects: Setting Up A Project Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Setting up a project in After Effects is quick and easy, let's learn the steps to do so.
    • An Introduction To After Effects Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      An introduction to After Effects and the three areas it excels in the industry.
    • Free Computer Animation Programs Created: Sunday, March 27, 2005 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      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...
    • 10 Essential Art Supplies for the Traditional Animator Created: Monday, April 03, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
      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.
    • Flash Frame-By-Frame Animation: Keyframe and In-Between Basics Created: Monday, March 06, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
      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 des...
    • Lip-Synching For Animation: Basic Phonemes Created: Monday, August 29, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
      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.
    • What's The Difference Between Shape, Motion, and Classic Tweens? Created: Monday, August 23, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
      Before Flash CS4 there were motion tweens and shape tweens - but now CS4 and CS5 introduce classic tweens. What's the difference?
    • Preparing a Professional Demo Reel Created: Friday, February 04, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
      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?
    • Flash Frame-By-Frame Animation: 8-Frame Basic Walk Cycle Created: Monday, March 13, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
      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 s...
    • Are You Protected by Copyright? Created: Saturday, November 11, 2006 Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014
      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.
    • Flip Book Created: Monday, March 26, 2007 Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014
      A flip book is a book of pages in which sequences of an animation are drawn, on at a time, on each page.
    • Flash Tip: Motion Tweening Expanded: Easing Created: Thursday, October 13, 2005 Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014
      Another way to control your Flash motion tweens is through an option called Easing.
    • What Is Drawn-on-Film Animation? Created: Monday, May 21, 2012 Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014
      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's the difference between a graphic and a movie clip? Created: Monday, May 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014
      Flash symbol types can, at times, be a little confusing.
    • How To Create An Animation Resume Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
      Never written a resume for an animation career? Here's a few tips to help you out today to land your next job.
    • What's The Difference Between Japanese and American Animation? Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
      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 make...
    • Best Computer Animation Programs - Paid Video Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012
      Whether you are just beginning to learn 2D and 3D, or if you are already advanced in the field, watch this About.com video, to learn The best animation software your money can buy.
    • How to Create a Walk Cycle Animation in Flash Video Created: Sunday, September 02, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
      Animating in Flash can seem intimidating, but you don't even need great drawing skills to create a basic walking animation. Watch this About.com video to see how to use Flash for a walk cycle anima...
    • From Gouache to Gadgets: Shopping For the Animator on Your Holiday Gift List Created: Monday, November 21, 2005 Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012
      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'...
    • What To Do When It Just Won't Work: Solving Problems With Your Animations Created: Monday, August 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012
      Sometimes we get so frustrated trying to solve problems with our animations that we lose the ability to step back and think rationally. That's when we need to stop and take a methodical approach to...
    • 2010 New Years' Resolutions for Animators Created: Sunday, January 03, 2010 Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012
      Resolutions are promises we try to keep and often forget; I have four resolutions I'm determined to remember this year. Check out mine, and share yours.
    • Is Microsoft Silverlight a Flash Killer? Created: Sunday, August 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012
      Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 takes a huge leap ahead - but is it enough to overtake Adobe?

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