Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Week 10: A Must Have - 12 Basic Principles of Animation

This week, we were supposed to present our findings on Basic Principles of Animation. Some of our colleague (including me) gave a short and brief explanation on animation principle that we chose earlier on the elearning site. So, we manage to get some general overview / information before Dr Jamal introduces the topic in the class session. And, from my search in the internet, basically I will outlined 12 Basic Principle of Animation;

-Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in their book The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (1981).

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Week 9: Mid Semester Holiday

This week we have mid semester break. While enjoying our holiday, we started with our group video project. We prepare the script and storyboard and start shoot footage for our video assignment. Hope that we manage to produce good video ;)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Week 8: Animation - A moving picture?

This is our first session with Dr. Jamal who will be cover the second part of this course, Animation.In this course, we will learn the 2D animation basically using Adobe Flash Professional. I'm relieved that I have been exposed to this software on the previous course ( Authoring Systems & CD Rom Based Multimedia Development), however there's always new things to explore because in this class we will drill more on animation production. We have to come out with our own animation product by the end of the course, and that is quite challenging process.

So, for the first class of Animation, we actually refresh our memory with a few important animation terms namely;

1. Keyframe - A frame in a timeline where something new appear

2. Tweening - The creation of successive frame of animation between keyframe

3. Onion Skinning - The tool to see through / trace multiple layers / provide transparency

4. Frame by frame - To change object gradually in each frame to create more realistic animation effect

5. Frame rate - Measurement of frequency (rate) at which imaging devices produces (frame/sec)

Learn more about terms in flash in this website :