Today we are going to start our second unit and explore the fundamentals of animation. If this is something you really enjoy and would like to look at possible post-secondary opportunities in this field, Fanshaw is only one of many similar programs in Ontario.
You can also download the freeware program Stykz and install it for practice at home (there are versions for both Windows and Mac OS). We will also be using the powerful freeware program Anim8or (which is only available for Windows computers).
By the end of this first half of this unit, you should be able to produce animation using these tools that looks as good as this:
We are going to start our exploration and learning by looking at WHY and HOW animation works (the optical illusion of motion):
Check these ideas out as you start to brainstorm about what story you would like to tell and techniques you would like to use.
This will be the on-line binder for the TGJ2OI class.