Getting Hammered

This was a lot of fun to make. I loved the idea of playing off the question, “What was everyone else doing in that cantina bar on that fateful day? Syncing it to the actual soundtrack made it seem even more real. The world didn’t just revolve around Ben and Luke! Sometimes you just gotta get hammered with your friend. …

Shocking

I made this before The Last Jedi came out, but just got around to posting here on the blog. It’s similar to Trouble in Paradise. This was before we knew what Porgs would be like. BTW as a Star Wars fan I absolutely loved TLJ (aside from the Flying Princess). I understand everyone’s criticisms about it, but to me it …

Trouble in Paradise

I don’t really know what Porgs are yet… we’ll have to wait for The Last Jedi to come out. I don’t even know if they can fly. But when the early art came out on them, everyone got worried they would be the modern version of Ewoks. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing… I thought the Ewoks were kinda …

Introducing Kevin

So this was a lot of fun for several reasons. First, I was able to do a lot more in Moho Animation Studio. I’m still learning how to do walk cycles better… the scene where he is running on the cliff looks ok, but the scene where he runs into the hut needs work. But still, learning… Second, I love …

Bantha Tracks

I’m excited to be animating this big guy for the next video!

Wrap It Up

FINALLY was able to finish this. Took longer because I have been learning Moho Animation Studio instead of Adobe Animate (Flash). Still some kinks to work out, but the inverse kinematics is such an improvement from frame-by-frame animating and simple tweening in Animate. I’m not knocking Animate… it’s got some advantages too, but for where I want to take this …

Better Animation

So far I’ve been using Adobe Animate (formerly Flash) for everything. Animate is great, don’t get me wrong… but I’ve wanted to get into bone-based animation which that software doesn’t support. Enter Moho Studio. There’s other options (Harmony from Toon Boom is widely considered the best, based on what I researched). But I don’t work at Disney, and Moho fit …

Learn Animation

This is a testimonial video I did for the folks over at 2d Animation 101. I’m self-taught at this (like you can’t tell), and their courses helped me a lot. This is the first time I’ve tried to composite live action with animation, which was kinda fun!

Velociraptor App

One of the fun things about cartooning is working in some easter eggs. In the past I’ve used a picture of Vyvian from the Young Ones, for example. It may mean nothing to most people, but it’s fun for me. This one has several: Rush and Animal House, just to name a few. I think a velociraptor app would be …