2D Zeotrope Animation

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjg9YbN-eQs]

The animation was called “Zeotrope,” some people may call the method “scanimation.” I made this animation in each shape with eleven continuous action frames. All eleven frames are minused back by underlying black slats. When the main black slat passed over, it perfectly align each frame for a moment in time. I created shapes in Illustrator then I output as PNG to After Effect to animate the black slats. Lastly, I put video with background music together in Premiere Pro.
This was not s super easy animation, but it is worth the time to learn the principle. It was amazing to look at as these dogs started running, although, my animation didn’t turn out as good as other video I found on the web.


Lighting Animated

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELidUbLSb4]

On this week, we made an animated Photoshop Brush using Adobe Flash and After Effects. I came up with many ideas ― the falling snow, the growing grass, and the storming weather, after struggling to come up with proper background, I decided to use a picture I took on the northwest coast of Washington to do the lighning effect. It was pretty easily to use brushes and size them in different location, the most difficult part was how to animate it. I’ve tried it several times to get the best result.

Shape animation

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3kG-x8vSmE]

I am trying to do shape animation in an After Effect. It is a powerful software that could make many motion effects. I was playing around with merge paths, repeaters, strokes, trim paths, twist/wiggle paths, wiggle transform, and a true spiral with Illustrator path. It was just amazing when I adjusted those different setting. The tutorial lecture was really helpful to learn how to use those effects to create the animation. I finished this animation finally, and I really don’t like the finished video. The music doesn’t quite match the animation, and I have no idea how to fix it. It’s my first time using this software and I have a steep learning process, I am still learning what I can do and how to use it.

3d Pop Up

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54-woeKCpGo]

It’s a 3D Photo Gallery I made by using After effect and Photoshop. The couple of the pictures have individual 2.5D animation applied. I desaturated the last group picture as a great ending with the music added. The final video turned out very well and I really love it.  It is very pleased to see the final video, though I spent a lot of time to figure out the process.

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