Animating an Interactive Children’s Book
In This Chapter
Getting organized to animate an interactive children’s book
Formatting text and effectively using shadow
Creating navigation links
This chapter presents a basic outline on how to create an animated children’s book. What I don’t do is provide step-by-step directions on animating the actual story. Writing and animating the story are up to you. The writing part, well, that’s completely up to you; but by reading this book, you find out how to animate the story. This chapter provides tips on how to add subtle refinements to your animation project and how to organize and plan a children’s book.
To animate an interactive children’s book, the first thing you gotta do is write the story. (I realize that’s probably common sense, but I’ve been guilty of wanting to jump ahead a few steps in times past, so I thought I’d add that as a gentle reminder.) So, step one is to write the story and create a storyboard that outlines how the book progresses.
Before you start animating, the second item to check off is gathering your assets. Whether that means hiring an illustrator to create the artwork, doing it yourself, ...