Pushing Pixels: Secret Weapons for the Modern Flash Animator

Pushing Pixels: Secret Weapons for the Modern Flash Animator

By: Chris Georgenes (author)Paperback

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You've got the cheats, tutorials, and how-tos. What else do you need? Go above and beyond those stop-gaps and step-by-steps with Pushing Pixels, the real-world guide to developing dynamic and fun content from conception to deployment. Whether you are animating for a short, a fun cartoon, or a mobile game, renowned Flash expert Chris Georgenes will show you his approach with various types of animation projects, from start to finish. Providing in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, this is the go-to source for anyone looking to create great animation.

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About Author

Chris Georgenes spent a very long time as a freelance designer & animator specializing in Adobe Flash. Before that he worked for a small software company producing animated television shows for networks such as ABC and Cartoon Network. A few years ago Chris started designing games for Acclaim, Playdom and for a very brief stint, Disney Interactive. Today Chris is enjoying a creative director position for the highly successful mobile app GSN Casino, the Game Show Network's latest digital offering. Chris still writes books, makes select public appearances, drinks coffee and continues a 35+ year career behind a set of drums.

Contents

Pushing Pixels Secret Weapons for the Modern Animator Contents . Introduction . Toolbox . Setup . Project 1: Frog Day Afternoon . Project 2: Mudbubble Holiday . Project 3: Focal Press "Solutions" . Project 4: Matthew McSilly . Exporting, Publishing and Sharing Introduction . Foreword . Why this book? . Where do I start? . Inspiration . Acknowledgments The Toolbox Hardware . Pencil & paper . Scanner . Wacom Intuos 4, Cintiq Software . Adobe Flash Professional CS6 . Adobe After Effects . Autodesk Sketchbook Pro . Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 . Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 2 Setup . Resolution (NTSC and PAL) . Title/action Safety . Frame Rate . Extensions . Wacom Project 1: Frog Day Afternoon . Synopsis . Software (Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 and Adobe Flash) . Technique (Full Animation) . Integration (Toon Boom Animate to Adobe Flash) . Publishing and exporting (Adobe Flash Player, Quicktime) Project 2: Mudbubble Holiday Animation . Synopsis . Hardware (Microphone, audio interface) . Software (adobe Audition, Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects) . Soundtrack (recording, editing, mastering) . Technique (Full Animation and Cut-out style) . Character design . Rigging . Nesting (timeline hierarchy) . Lip-sync (FrameSync extension) . Exporting and Publishing (Adobe Flash Player, Quicktime) . Post production (Adobe After Effects) Project 3: Focal Press "Solutions" Animation . Synopsis . Hardware (Microphone, audio interface) . Software (Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, vAdobe Audition, Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects) . Storyboarding . Soundtrack (music composition, voice over talent, recording, editing, mastering) . Technique (Full Animation and Cut-out style) . Character design . Rigging . Nesting (timeline hierarchy) . Lip-sync (FrameSync extension) . Exporting and Publishing (Adobe Flash Player, Quicktime) . Post production (Adobe After Effects) Project 4: Matthew McSilly . Synopsis . Hardware (Microphone, audio interface) . Software (Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, vAdobe Audition, Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects) . Soundtrack (music composition, voice over talent, recording, editing, mastering) . File management . Technique (Full Animation and Cut-out style) . Character design . Rigging . Nesting (timeline hierarchy) . Lip-sync (FrameSync extension) . Exporting and Publishing (HD video, Adobe Flash Player) . Post production (Adobe After Effects) . Destination (YouTube, Vimeo, blogs, portable devices, etc...) What's on the CD . Source files . Videos . Extensions

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780240818436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780240818436
  • weight: 657
  • ISBN10: 0240818431

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