02 April, 2011

scene setup tutorial

what you need:
adobe flash
adobe media encoder
mpeg streamclip- download here for free http://www.squared5.com/
scene setup http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9P61IIZS

1) open scene setup

2) go to file-import-import to stage
select your leica mov

3) press embed flv in swf and play in timeline
then click Launch adobe media encoder

4) click add and then start queue
it will then convert it

5) complete step 2 again (go to file-import-import to stage) but this time with your new flv file
select new flv file and click embed flv in swf and play in timeline once again

6) click continue-continue-finish

now you have the leica
7) resize it o fit the work area (you may have to skew it)

8)then you can copy frames of the leica
and double click on the scene to take you in
paste frames of leica on leica layer (also paste this in monkey build)

9) to get audio, open the leica file with mpeg stream clip

10) go to file-export audio
click ok and save

11) go back to flash and import sound

12) cut down scene to where the sound clip ends

13) then import bg to stage
make sure you import all the layers needed

14)resize bg and props

15) convert any props or anything that needs to be animated to symbols

16) open the character build file and select the character. Then click copy frames and paste frames on the char1 layer in your scene setup

17) double click monkey to go inside build

18) select the position you need and alt+drag it to the second row of key frames at the beginning.

alt+drag the original the side
then shift drag the position you need to the beginning

19) make sure the looping is set to 1

20) now you can start animating!

I hope this helps! If you have any problems feel free to ask.

01 April, 2011


JOEEEEEEEEEEE - I need the clothing lines so I can finish the 1st monkey dress scene.

scene set-up

Does anyone have the notes on how to do this properly?

Animation weekend!

If people are interested in a group animating session at some point this weekend, so we can help each other and get everyone up to speed, let us know or just show up. We will get security to open the class room and bust this thing up! Adrian has said he will be at school both Saturday and Sunday and I plan to be there just on Sunday. If you need help let either one of us know a time and we will try our best get you going.


For next week you must have at LEAST 1 scene animated COMPLETE with BG ready for critique and minor fixes. All your other scenes should be set up and characters posed out! Failure to have this done will LOOSE YOU MARKS and will slow this movie down and we are already behind. So please get at least that done.

vulture revised poses

27 March, 2011

Finalised Layouts.... maybe....

 Scene 53 - now with windows and doors!

Scene 58 - I made longer anyway so the animator can decide how fast everything goes...

Scenes 63, 65, 66 - These shots go by FAST. You don't actually see much of this... pretty much what's in the field guide, maybe even less... The animator can decide how many times they want to repeat the pan...

Scene 75 -Should I maybe put some garbage cans or something as an overlay? Adrian, since you're animating this, what do you think?