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Bezier Animation in Studio ArtistEight steps to create moving art
This simple animation is 30 frames in length, showing this
character moving his eyes around and opening his mouth.
Click play to see the final movie (740 KB).
I'm going to create a fairly simple piece of original art—just a few details of a face on a black background—and show you how you can add movement to such a creation while retaining all of your stroke information, including pressure and color. There are much more complicated ways to animate in Studio Artist, and we'll get into them later this year, but this is just an introduction using a single Paint Patch and 30 frames running at 10 frames per second. When I'm finished, I'll have a spooky face opening and closing its mouth, with each frame looking as if it had been hand-painted. (Incidentally, it helps to have a Wacom tablet, but it's not necessary.)
To start off, we'll launch the program and pick any arbitrary source image. It doesn't matter which. When the Composition Settings dialog appears, change your canvas size to suit your needs. I'm working at 640 x 480 so I can show you some detail in the final movie.
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