This course is all about the process of creating an 2D animated short film using Blender. We will be aiming for a simplistic cartoon such as Pepper Pig and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom. We want to be able to create as much animation in a short period of time
– Less bones to animate
– Quicker to setup
– Produce results faster
– Render times greatly decrease
– Mouth animations can be achieved faster.
Papagayo can be download at Smith Micro
The Blender Add-on can be located below.
I have currently been using Blender for three years with a focus on hard surface modelling and animation. Blender has appealed to me as my primary tool as there is such a strong community that follows it. There are always people to help, as well as people available to help.
I have a background in acting and creating short films for over a decade. This is what made me change to a 3D artist. I wanted to continue to work with film, but at my own pace. Working with film makers meant that I would need to revolve around their schedule, where as a 3D artist, I am able to go at my own pace and have more control over what I produce.
I am currently Married with two children under the age of 5, and Family is the most important thing to myself. This was another reason why become a 3D animator appealed to me as it would not interfere with family life.
Through out my life I have already achieve many of my goals that I have. At the moment my life goal is to work on a feature film one day and be able to tell people "I made that" and to be proud of what I have accomplished.