The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 16 #Animation

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Wow! Tomorrow is my Birthday! I'm getting old[er].
This week we take a look at animation.

Making images move is the reason I do this kind of work. I loved watching Saturday morning cartoons and old Disney animated movies as a kid. I'm very fortunate to be doing this kind of project.

 "Animation is the process of creating motion and shape change illusion by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation." -Wikipedia 

Making tiny people move around a map and fight each other to death is not as easy as it looks. It took some learning and a lot of practice to make this game come to life. I started with this faceless figure, that had to communicate to each player all kinds of actions with it's stiff little stumpy arms. Sigh. 

Each part of the figure had it's own layer and it's on range of motion within the timeline. I had to make it convey that it was fighting a variety of moves as well as getting killed or dancing. All in very few frames. *note- After making them move, I would send the animations to Sam, he would then, re-animate them using Dragon Bones program to use in flash, which makes it even more tedious.

"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation."
-Walt Disney

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