Anyone here make animations?

By abe10tiger ยท 14 replies
Nov 1, 2010
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  1. Hey. Does anyone here make animations? I do. I use a program called pivot to make animations. We even made a page in youtube. (Note much luck though)
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I hate pivot, just saying. Useless.
    IMO even if you're making stick figures, flash or gif would do better.
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 551   +26

    why don't you try Gimp? -and make .gif animations... It's fast 'n' easy :)
  4. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 789   +16

    LOL... I wish I could do flash! I'm still a beginner at animating stuff so maybe when I get better in making stick animations, maybe I can proceed to making flash or gif. :D

    true.. true

    epic randomness! XD
  5. vale46

    vale46 TS Rookie Posts: 160

    I use Poser Pro 2010, its awesome, i have a channel on youtube but its of adult content so be warned. No nudity but very risky.
    I set out doing animations hoping to get work but serious attempts saw no interest, so i spiced them up a little and what do you know, i got some interest and some work lol
    Well take a look if you have time, Poser has a steep learning curve but has brilliant rewards ;)

    Remember , not for kids !!!!
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I use Animator (Anim8tor)...But it can be a bit tough to use at first.

    Good free stuff though.
  7. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 789   +16

    woah! I should have checked that more carefully! But anyways, They're pretty awesome! Maybe if I master Pivot, I might do some harder and more complicated animation using maybe flash.?? I have a long way to go! XD
  8. hn9821

    hn9821 TS Rookie

    I use Adobe Flash. Pretty hard and complicated at first though. LOL
  9. olevaiteks

    olevaiteks TS Rookie

    I use good old fashioned way, making photos into motion. :)
  10. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 789   +16

    Like taking photos of something? Then when you finally got enough photos, you put it together to make it look like it's moving? Cause I remember doing that with my friends. :D
  11. MilaBebz

    MilaBebz TS Rookie

    I make animations too but I am not that good. I use Blender.
  12. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 789   +16

    Hm... Blender? Never heard of it... what's it like?
  13. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

  14. Ghosty Dog

    Ghosty Dog TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Get Muvizu

    Animation software has made a big leap forward.
    Go to, and download the free beta muvizu animation program.
    It uses the Unreal Tournament II game engine.
    Two words, awe-some.

    This is my first effort with it.
  15. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Blender is wonderful! It's just as good as 3D Studio Max - though they both work in completely different ways so it's a hard compare (Well, there are some similarities come to think of it).

    Blender is an open-source application, so it's 100% free. And it's professional.

    I personally use Blender for all my animations in 3D (for .gif, I'm a sucker for GIMP, too ;) ). Although I have a 64 bit OS, and 64-bit Blender is a bit wacky and cannot calculate algorithms correctly. Or maybe that's just me... hm... Anyway, it's not very demanding for a 3D-animation software (can run on laptops with some movement-lag), and if you're interested - feel free to watch some Blender-made movies on YouTube! Like "Elephant's Dream" or "Big Buck Bunny".

    Oh, I forgot to mention that Blender has a built-in game physics engine (more or less) - thus it's 100% possible to make games with blender, just as easy. The game "Yo, Frankie" is made in Blender. However Blender will require a lot of practice, possibly even years of practice (used it for 5 years now, still cannot perform advanced stuff :( ).

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