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I beg your mercy, Time Baby!After watching the latest episode of Gravity Falls, I just had to draw an animated GIF of Time Baby, floating menacingly.This time I animated it using the timeline in photoshop. Made a bit of a breakthrough when I realized that you could give folders their own timelines, so I could layer on effects and make changes without breaking the animation. In this way it was easy to animate the kirby crackles in the background. Still haven’t figured out photoshop tweening, so I just copied the baby five times to animate his gentle bobbing.If you are curious, here is a link to my initial sketch.

I beg your mercy, Time Baby!

After watching the latest episode of Gravity Falls, I just had to draw an animated GIF of Time Baby, floating menacingly.

This time I animated it using the timeline in photoshop. Made a bit of a breakthrough when I realized that you could give folders their own timelines, so I could layer on effects and make changes without breaking the animation. In this way it was easy to animate the kirby crackles in the background. Still haven’t figured out photoshop tweening, so I just copied the baby five times to animate his gentle bobbing.

If you are curious, here is a link to my initial sketch.

I animated a little BMO walk cycle in TVPaint!
After my last animation post, someone suggested that I try out the animation program TVpaint, since it has a raster-based drawing interface.  I have to say, I really like a lot of what It can do. I’m still getting used to its little oddities, but i can see myself doing more with it.

I animated a little BMO walk cycle in TVPaint!

After my last animation post, someone suggested that I try out the animation program TVpaint, since it has a raster-based drawing interface.  I have to say, I really like a lot of what It can do. I’m still getting used to its little oddities, but i can see myself doing more with it.

/liesquietlyonthefloorandpanics
Messing around in flash again! Wanted to see if I could draw something in photoshop, then animate on top of it using flash objects. Answer: Yes, but it wasn’t the best idea in this case.
I like flash for its timeline, but its interface is terrible for drawing. Photoshop is fun to draw in but its animation feature is clunky at best. I think I’ll try Toonboom next, see if I like that any better.

/liesquietlyonthefloorandpanics

Messing around in flash again! Wanted to see if I could draw something in photoshop, then animate on top of it using flash objects. Answer: Yes, but it wasn’t the best idea in this case.

I like flash for its timeline, but its interface is terrible for drawing. Photoshop is fun to draw in but its animation feature is clunky at best. I think I’ll try Toonboom next, see if I like that any better.

Still messing around with animating in flash. This took far too many layers.

Still messing around with animating in flash. This took far too many layers.

One of my favorite moments in Alterniabound was Aradiabot’s messed up blink sequence when she didn’t know how to react.

I wanted to recreate that, and use it to figure out how to draw things in photoshop, then export them to flash to be animated. I drew the main picture first, then drew each eye change separately, so I could just drop them into the timeline in the proper places.

It looks odd, so I made a regular blink sequence for contrast.

Still haven’t quite figured out flash objects, and flash doesn’t make it easy to edit things once they’re in place, but I’ll get there.

Bob-omb walk cycle! It was challenging, figuring out all the moving bits, but I had a good time with it.

Animated in flash!

Now we are just being silly.

Now we are just being silly.