What is the best software for frame by frame animation?
I am not asking for an all around program to paint pictures and create effects. Me and my partner plan on creating each frame in photoshop and i am asking for a simple program which I can drop the frames into and create a high quality video file. Feel free to mention software that needs to be purchased or software that is free.
also, when saving the frames in photoshop does anyone know what format i should save the images as? jpg or png or something else? also what does the bit of the image mean? 8 bit 16 bit 32 bit?
i want to make the animation high quality so if anyone can help me I would appreciate it.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Color bit depth refers to the maximum number of bits (1's and 0's of binary language) that are used to in an image's color representation and palette. For more info and examples:
As for what format to save as, that's entirely up to you. Since I'm guessing your videos will stay on the computer at most displayed on the net, using JPG's should be good enough and will help keep the weight of your working files and final animation down.
Some of the better commercial 2D animation programs such as Digicel Flipbook, Toon Boom, TVPaint, TAB, and PAP, have Student or Express versions that are
fairly inexpensive. However, you might be disappointed by how crippled these stripped down programs are compared to their more expensive Pro versions. But if you look hard enough you should be able to find them cracked online (rapidshare, bittorrent). There are some free alternatives.
If you're doing old school drawn on paper frame by frame stuff or stop-motion or 2D, I'd suggest MonkeyJam. It's free, and can handle large resolutions.
If you're on a Mac, use Pencil(there's PC and Linux versions as well).
If you want to do Flash animation like the stuff on Newgrounds.com, either break down and buy Adobe Flash or you can try Creatoon or Synfig, which are free.
They're not Flash, but they also do vector based symbol oriented animation with tweening.
Here are some online resources about the basic principles of animation.
Let me know if you need any more help or info.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Frame By Frame Animation SoftwareSource(s): https://shorte.im/bbUOU
- Anonymous6 years ago
Have you already tried out IllusionMage - 3D Animation Software process? Start at this site : http://www.3danimationcartoons.com/ . This may completely guide everyone!
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