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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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Easy, Cheap, Animated Cartoon in 10 Minutes

Make your directorial debut with this easy process

By Lee von Kraus

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Animate an average household bear!

I always liked to draw and was thinking of becoming a cartoonist as a kid, but the tedium of the technique at the time (1980s) drove me away. Now we have computers and everyone is making flash animations. Flash attracted me because you don’t have to redraw the thing every frame, you just move its pieces. However, this severely restricts the expressiveness of one’s creations. Also, you have to draw on a computer using a mouse or drawing tablet, neither of which ever gave me the results I wanted. I tried ...

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