Pairing motion with key user goals can make sure your designs are meaningful and don’t just add cognitive load for your users.
As a graphic designer, you may be very familiar with working in Adobe Photoshop. But Photoshop, though very powerful, isn’t good for everything—just try to animate something more advanced than a bouncing ball! Luckily, there are other programs you can use to animate a character created directly in Photoshop, so that you can design in the software meant for designing, and animate in the software meant for animating.
How would you like to create your own animated paint strokes, ready for use in anything from object/text reveals to websites, videos, UI or video-game projects?
Video is the big opportunity: photographers have been hearing this for years! But we have a library full of photos and far less video footage. What do you do when you need to produce a video, but don’t have the time or experience to shoot hours of footage?
GreenSock is and has long been one of my favorite libraries on the planet when it comes to SVG and other complex web animations. For this article I’m pleased to present a wonderful addition to the GSAP platform titled “GSDevTools”. This is a collection of tools that will certainly excite many GreenSock users who need an interface to interact with their GreenSock code. Let’s take a deeper look at this wonderful new feature by our friends Jack and Carl at GreenSock.
With motion on the rise amongst web developers so too are the tools that help to streamline its creation. Haiku is a stand-alone application available to Mac users and also available as an in-browser option. By its own description “Design imaginative UI components that snap into any web app. Code optional.” In this article we’ll look over this new tooling available to motion lovers of all kinds; let’s dive in and explore all that is Haiku!
In a new scene or file press 1 in number pad to get into front view. Press Shift-A and add a Text.
In a new file, press A on the keyboard to select all default objects. Press Delete key to delete them.
GitHub is a great place to find projects that are freely distributed to the public, but have you ever starred a repo only to forget how cool and useful it could be? In this article I’ll bring to light some fantastic projects freely available on GItHub that have a strong focus on helping animators building motion for the web.
Glitch effects are still popular these days and appear in many variations. Using the animation feature in Photoshop, we are going to turn a simple image into a short movie.
Welcome to the final entry in our series exploring the creative software we have at our disposal outside the familiar world of Adobe. In this article we’ll be going over some awesome alternatives to Animate CC, formerly known as Flash.