Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Animating Hair in flash

see if this whole embbeddin' swfs thing works..here's a demo I did.



Anonymous David N said...

That is so cool. Thank you for posting that tutorial.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous ariel said...

Great Demo Murdog...

Now animate your own hair in that last page doodle!! :)

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for posting that !

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Leo C said...

Great stuff Murray. I never thought to use the masks for the hair before.

Leo C

10:47 AM  
Blogger james_william_walsh said...

haha, nice murray!! share the knowledge

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heeeey! thats wicked. thanks murderface.


3:00 PM  
Blogger Lauren Andersson said...

Hi Murray!

I loved this lesson, makes me want to animate hair right now!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Figuerola said...

Hello Murray !!

Good tutorial !!

3:31 PM  
Blogger murrayb said...

hey wow thanks guys!I cant really take much credit, anton antin did those beautiful examples, and Joe Achorn animated that scene at the end, and Brad Cayford +'d the hair.

You almost have to be a "motion pervert" to be a good animator. hair is a really big aspect of femininity, don't think we guys don't notice all the work in the morning paying off in the spring breeze. on that note, Im off to spring garden road.... for ahem, research.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can I see more tutorials like this? I am inlove.

6:05 PM  
Blogger murrayb said...

Its funny you ask,if your talking animation in general, I wholeheartedly agree with michael sporn's recent post on good "how to" animation books:
and if your talking flash, on the job is best(hey we're hiring, HALIFAX IS GREAT!!)
but this guy's tutorials seem not bad for puppety stuff, the basic ones are free:

basically when animating flash, you cheat; tweening and skewing and reuseing- until it's obvious. But as but your standards and tastes get higher in quality, you'll find your only cheating yourself.

if you learn from those books on animation, it won't matter what software you use, because you'll be an animator.and hey animation is nothin but work, so if you don't wqant to draw new drawings of the same thing over and over and over, become an illustrator.

this last paragraph from cartooncolin.blogspot sums this up:


let's not lose craft, because of the "done button".
Ok Ill get off my saappy soap box now, yeesh.

8:41 PM  
Blogger SARSON said...

that's a great tutorial murray.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Gene Fowler said...

Nice job Mur! Brad! Anton!

thanks for posting Mur!


3:40 PM  
Blogger kend said...

cool stuff mur

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

red says:

nice one mur!

long time no talk! great tut!

12:10 AM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Richard Williams book on animation did for me what 3 animation classes at Art Institute could not. I have a question: I read both your and Jessica Borutski's blog on animation and you both said 'no tweening'. what do you mean? motion tweening in Flash? or inbetweening on paper? you just stick to keyframes?

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Hello, I know that this is really old and I don't know if you'll even see it, but I'm an aspiring animator and was really interested in checking out this tutorial, but it seems to not be up anymore... Is there any other place I could get it?

-Chris (vert@stupidandconfused.com)

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Julien said...

i cant see!!!!....


12:53 AM  
Blogger fancla said...

i cant see!!!!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous animacat said...

Very sadly its not here anymore.... why? what happened?

10:06 PM  
Blogger Abhinab said...

pls put it back.

4:53 AM  
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7:08 AM  
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12:36 PM  
Blogger Catherine Satrun said...

I wish I could see this tutorial. It's coming up blank for me. :(

12:37 PM  

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