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Animated intro with text and stills Tutorial.

Posted: Tue, 8th Dec 2009, 9:01pm

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spydurhank

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Just as the summery says... this is an extremely very basic way for anyone that cannot draw, on how to make simple 2D animations. I can't really teach anyone how to draw so I show you how to do the animations using Gimp and Visionlab.
I kinda breezed through it since I'm assuming that most of you know your way around the Lab products. Sorry, the example intro that I 1st play in the tut kinda stutters so here's a link
to to the example which plays smoothly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q12hMWKGc1E

and here's the tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8F2wFeTW_U

I hope you guys like it and thanks for watching.
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 2:45am

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I feel like this might contribute to the Rock'n'Rolla Forum from earlier. Am I right? wink
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 3:21am

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Yes sir, that's what it's about. biggrin Good eye.
On the example clip, I used drawings that I scanned and made transparent in Gimp, and I also decided not to use the massive contrast of blacks against the background such as in Rock'n'Rolla... that's more of an artistic choice on my part since I'm not into that whole comic book-ish feel. That's why I went with the softer clouds and building backgrounds preceded by actual drawings instead of an auotomated process such as I show you in the tut.

As I stated before, in the tut I do show you guys how to achieve that "look" without having to draw a thing and if you wish to mimic that movie intro then go right ahead and you shouldn't feel bad about doing it either since that type of thing has been done in movies for years and years but each one is slightly different but at the same time, I highly encourage all of you to use a little imagination and originality if you decide to do something like this. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 10:38pm

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Nice tutorial overall. Can this be achieved in either Sony Vegas Pro or on Effectslab? I know you used a prekeyed background, so do think it would be possible?
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 10:44pm

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I'm not entirely sure about Vegas but all of the steps that I used in Gimp can be done in Composite and Visionlab except for creating that yellow background. You should be fine even if you do need to use Gimp, just save the files in TIFF format to preserve the transparency and then import them into Effectslab and follow the rest of the steps..
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 10:51pm

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But Effectslab doesn't work with prekeyed background. Or is this different from what you're saying? (sorry for all of the questions)
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 10:59pm

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It doesn't? Well that blows. The only way I can think of is to have the yellow background and whatever drawings you make into one file.
layers in Gimp from top to bottom.

top layer. Drawing.
bottom layer. yellow background.
Merge them or flatten them down so they make one file and save as a single image. Do the same for any titles.
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 11:01pm

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Sounds good! Thanks! Oh and +1!
Posted: Wed, 9th Dec 2009, 11:02pm

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You're welcome and thanks.