Monday, February 28, 2011

CCCP медведь

This was just a really, really simple cycle I made so I could mess around with symbols and motion paths in Flash. For added hilarity, listen to the National Anthem of the Soviet Union.

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Header

The new HAPPYBOY header is based on an inside jokes amongst a couple of my friends and myself. Some of us have personal titles that kind of turn into personas when we all hangout together. For example, my friend Eric is a champion, my other friend Ian is a professional and I am a patriot. I guess it only really makes sense if you were to hang around us for a bit and only really funny to the people involved. Just take my word for it, it's hilarious (maybe).
Also, this just gave me an excuse to use Illustrator. I love the program and I haven't had a chance to use it for a while. I'll probably change the header every time I feel like messing around in Illustrator or if another inside joke crops up (next time it will be funnier).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Skull Kid

This was just a quick "exercise" for me to get the hang of using symbols in Flash along with traditional frame by frame animation. This process was something I picked up while interning at Augenblick Studios. I had never used symbols while working in Flash, so it took me a bit to figure out how to make them work. Once you get the hang of it, it's a nice way to cut down on production time. Also, this process is great because it keeps your workspace tidy. Since you are animating within a symbol, you can make more complex animations without having a bunch of layers clutter your timeline. Thanks to whomever at Augenblick Studios for coming up with this process!
(I'm still getting reacquainted with my tablet, but I like the wiggle)