• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 5. 2-D Tools > Low-End Cel Animation

Low-End Cel Animation

Low-end cel animation tools, such as Totally Hip's Web Painter, are designed to sidestep the traditional cel animation process—based on drawings done on paper—by allowing you to do onionskin drawing directly onto digital frames of animation. Rather than break the process down into drawing, scanning, line tests, cleanup, and ink and paint, these tools combine everything into a single step. After you've painted on your frames of animation, the animation is ready to post on your Web site. The advantages of this approach are simplicity and ease of use. This disadvantage is that you do not have the fine control that is available through the traditional process.

WebPainter

WebPainter (see Figure 5.6) is a simple cel animation tool for the Macintosh that provides capable onionskinning and painting tools, plus as features for optimizing for Web delivery.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint