Chapter 3

Animate Objects

As we learned from the previous chapter, animation in the real world can be challenging when it comes to gravity. With pixillation, we have the advantage of our subjects being able to move and jump for us to create the illusion of flight. Inanimate objects such as office tools, kitchen utensils, and the like will need to be supported and modified in various ways to prepare them to defy gravity. Let’s explore several approaches for preparing everyday objects for animation.

Modifying Objects for Animation

I have noticed that when I have invited people to animate a little Lego dump truck using Stop Motion Pro at conventions, neophyte animators have no trouble pushing the truck along to generate forward motion but inevitably ...

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