SUMMER PROTIP: Use your tongue to warm up the cool part on the roof of your mouth to stop/prevent brain freeze
>They follow you back
Where’d you learn to do this?
I tried Flash in elementary and didn’t like it that much. Used it more as an art program than an animation program.
Later in high school I heard about Whirled, I read their simple avatar tutorial which taught me pretty much the fundamentals of Flash and using tweens, transitioning from one scene to another and the like. Within six months I went from this to this.
Also during high school I met a professional Flash animator who taught me the wonders of using graphic symbols over movieclip symbols which skyrocketed the quality of my stuff on Whirled (Prime example) and is now something I always do (Seriously if you aren’t using a symbol for actionscript, make it a graphic symbol)
After high school I went to an animation school. While I didn’t learn any Flash there, I did learn a lot of the fundamentals of animation and applied what I learned to my Flash stuff.
And that’s my history with Flash.
If you want to get into Flash, just experiment. Try to figure out how some flash animations are made. Try out new techniques. Maybe read up a few tutorials.
But like all animation, learning the fundamentals of traditional animation is probably the BIGGEST help. Flash is just a tool, after all. Remember that even top studios that do Flash, Toonboom or CG are willing to train animators to use those programs if their traditional animation skills are good enough.
Reblogging to the main blog because it deserves to be here more than anywhere else
And if you have any questions about Flash feel free to ask me and I’ll answer to the best of my abilities
Dear internet diary
I bought a new jacket today which is a dark grey rather than my preferred bright orange
On my way home while wearing said jacket some girls shouted that I was really good looking and I thanked them like any gentleman would
There’s hope for me yet
Laptop is back
Buuuuuut I have a graveyard shift tonight, I guess I’ll have to enjoy it tomorrow evening
I don’t want to sound misogynistic but i am very miffed that the “female protagonist” group won the community vote
I could’ve bought every popcap game for $20 but nooooooooooo you guys wanted mirror’s edge for the bazillionth time