GIF Animation: Planning
Ever see simple animation drawn on the corners of a book, and then flipped rapidly? This is like that.
1. Think of some simple motion you can animate in 8 to 16 frames. Examples would be:
* dribbling a basketball
* a bird flying
* a flower growing
* the sun coming up and/or going down
* a person doing jumping jacks
* those animated smiley faces on forum pages
You're either going to work in this shape (160 x 120 pixels):
...or this shape (320 x 120 pixels):
2. Draw storyboards in pencil--click here to print extra sheets.
If you're going to use 160 x 120, draw your individual images on your storyboard sheet like this:
If you're going to use 320 x 120, draw them like this (do the others on the back side):
Here's an example of a storyboard I drew of a flower growing:
3. After you've drawn the storyboards (in pencil), show them to me.