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March 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm #407300
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Legogut

I just signed on here to ask one question. How long does a project to make a say 30 second animation take?

March 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm #407302
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It really depends on how complicated the project is and how slow you animate. If its pretty simple, I wouldn’t say more than three days (for me, at least).

Also, you should stick around instead of leaving after getting you question answered :)

March 26, 2009 at 6:12 am #407332
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Legogut

I guess I might, I just might not have that much time is all. I suppose i do have some questions, as does everyone at first.

I read alot in the software section about all these programs and am wondering how effective they are. I am operating on a Mac right now which has Flash 8. I know it can be a pain sometimes lining up the pictures in Flash. Does the free software automatically resize the pictures? I guess it makes sense that they would. I will look around a little more before I ask anything else.

March 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm #407339
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HeAndHimStudios

If by resize you mean make them fit the screen, then you don’t have to worry about it.

And Badgerboy, what framerate do you use?
At 15 frames per second, it takes me on average 20 second to get the next picture ready. So for 15 picures that would take me about 5 minutes for one second of footage. So it would only take me 2 and a half hours to animate that. And thats just for a scene with 2 people in a conversation. A simple walking animation could be done in maybe an hour or so. But the more complicated the scene, the longer it takes. So just take your time and animate at whatever rate is good for you.

March 26, 2009 at 7:02 pm #407349
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Errol

I have been doing a little project called “Stikfas Animation Tutorial” to get myself doing an animation a week. They’re very silly little 30 – 50 second animations filmed at 24fps.

Here’s the youtube playlist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPC4wM5eFTM

At the end of each film, I list the number of frames and the amount of time it took me to make them.

I also blog about each one:

http://creativegeeks.ning.com/profiles/ … oephsuvrv5

March 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm #407353
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And Badgerboy, what framerate do you use?

I animate at 15FPS. I’m a pretty quick animator, I think. I haven’t really examined how long it takes me to animate stuff, but depending on what it is, I can usually do a short 30-60 second project done in an hour or two. If I’m really dedicated to my short 30-60 second project, it will take longer because I’ll put more care into it, and it might take an afternoon.

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