Character Animation Video Tutorial Series

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Would you be interested to pay 29.95 USD for a full set of video tutorials on character animation in Anime Studio?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:02 pm

Yes
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No
6
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Maybe
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Total votes: 28
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Post by aji » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:59 pm

Hey Gilles
About compositing/editing software...i think Sony vegas pro is better than
adobe after effects.Sony Vegas has inbuilt stereo options .Sony Vegas is editing software...still i think it is better for stereo outputs

however your video tutorial project is great bliss for beginners and even advanced user.Please proceed.
Please coment on Vegas vs aftereffects.

aji
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Post by GCharb » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:50 pm

Hello aji.

I cannot comment on Sony Vegas as I never used it.

My goal is to make my videos available to as many peoples as possible, so I will either go with After Effects, as it is the most used, or a free compositing software, no sure yet.

Thanks for your input though! :)
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Post by awalker » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:40 am

@GCharb

Count me in. This sounds like an awesome package for an awesome price. Can't wait.
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Post by GCharb » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:39 am

Thank you for your support awalker.

Just finished a couple of days work on a frame by frame workflow but I should start planning these first thing in the morning!
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Newbie Interested in compositing AS8 drawings w video

Post by Mray » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:35 am

I'm a newbie just learning.
I read some of the chapter titles and would be interested in

A. compositing AS8 animations w real people on video, ala "Roger Rabbit"
B. the 2D as basic 3D background techniques (mapping photos of textures)
C. SFX techniques, non-traditional (how'd they do that?)

Instructional material can sometime be "dry / analytical" or the opposite - too much flash, but no instruction. I saw some by "Pop Too", which I like his "energy" but may lose some people.javascript:emoticon(':shock:')

thanks,
Mray

PS: I am NOT interested in "stereo-3D" as it is limiting for my purposes.
Also saw some examples by "DutchWorkingMan" that are amazing on his ytube channel.
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Post by Lostmymarbles » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:13 pm

It looks a winner - howabout a PDF version (bandwidth)
I would hope that animating skirts on characters is included and turning a character - so that you have a front and a side view - as I can't get it right with switches at present. :roll: :?:
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Post by GCharb » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:11 pm

Been quite busy lately and took a few days off as well, I will be working on those this week and will let peoples know as I go!
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Post by shannock » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:49 pm

Can't wait. Count me in.
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animation course

Post by misterhank » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:35 pm

i just purchased as 8pro and from viewing your blog and such i will definitely be on the lookout for your tutorial dvd any timeframe on shipping date? and will it use paypal? thanks and look forward to purchasing your product
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Post by GCharb » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:28 pm

Well hello again!

It will be during the month of October, no definitive date yet.

And yes, Paypal so far, but other venues may be looked at in the next few weeks!

And thank you all for your support.

Btw, the only reason I am thinking of asking an amount of money for this is because the donations thing did not bring much, and I need to justify the amount of time needed to make these video tutorials.
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Post by GCharb » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:57 pm

Hello all!

My video set is well on the way now.

Here is the listing for it so far, if anyone think I missed something or if anyone has suggestions then please go ahead and post them, thanks!

I will also be posting the animations from the set on my blog in the next couples of days, so keep an eye open!

Also, the set will be available for pre-order with a reduced price, probably today, so check my blog later on if interested!

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Introduction
        Introduction
        Anime Studio Debut VS Pro
        The project files

Principles of animation
        Introduction
        Squash and stretch
        Anticipation
        Staging
        Straight ahead action and pose to pose
        Follow through and overlapping action
        Ease in and ease out
        Arcs
        Secondary action
        Timing
        Exaggeration
        Solid drawing
        Appeal

Animation methods
        Introductions
        Animating with passes
        Adding details

The tools
        Introduction
        Switch layers
        Point animation
        Blend morph
        Shape ordering

Rigging
        Introduction
        Bones
        Hiearchy
        Constraints
        FKIK script
        Rigging a character for animation

Animating a walk cycle
        Introduction
        Contact positions, or extremes
        Passing positions
        Body motion
        Head motion
        Follow through and overlaping actions
        Adding details
        Walking across the screen

Animating a run cycle
        Introduction
        Contact positions, or extremes
        Passing positions
        Body motion
        Head motion
        Follow through and overlaping actions
        Adding details
        Running across the screen

Head turn
        Introduction
        very basic head turn
        Using blendmorph

Facial expressions and lip-synch.
        Introduction
        Basic lip-synch
        Lip-synch using phoenemes
        The right way to lip-synch
        Facial expressions
        Accents	

Animating a scene
        Introduction
        Scene setup
        Importing characters
        Setting the basic poses, extremes
        Making a second pass, passing positions
        Making a third pass, follow through and overlaping actions
        Making a fourth pass, facial expressions and lipsynch
        Making a fifth pass, adding details	

Rendering
        Introduction
        Scene settings
        Exporting

Conclusion
        Thanks
        Goodbye
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Post by GCharb » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:26 am

Ok, created a store page on my blog for my upcoming video set.

You can pre-order the set as of right now.

Again, if you feel there is something missing that would benefit everyone, please let me know!

http://gcharb2d.blogspot.com/p/store_15.html
Mray
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Tutorials

Post by Mray » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:39 pm

I just ordered it ! Sight unseen.
For those that are siting on the fence.
Giles, are you gonna post a snippet of a lesson to get them motivated ?


thanks,
M. Ray Garcia
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Post by GCharb » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:44 pm

Hello Ray.

First, thanks for pre-ordering it! :)

And yes, I will post images and videos as soon as next week, and will post more as they come along.

Also, there is still time if any of you would like some features to be part of the set, like someone asked for a tutorial on making joints and I thought it was a great subject, so I incorporated it on the to do list.
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Post by SvenFoster » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:16 pm

Stupid question Gilles. Can I pay by credit card and not setup a paypal account?
I guess I could wait till I get to a computer instead of this phone to find out. I have never had nor will ever have a paypal account so no idea if they will take payment with setting up some stupid account that I need to remember the password for. ;)
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