In the time since we started our journey into animation and youtube, we have learned a lot. Posts in this blog will featuret some of the cool things we have found and the people we have met along the way.
One of the essential tools for creating our bedtime stories is adobe character animator. Here is me working with Roger on our next song #PLIM
For our animation we rely extencivly on Adobe Creative Suite. The break down of the programs are as follows.
I will blog and demo a some of the features that I love about each application in future posts. By no means a subject matter expert, my posts will feature on the elements of each application that I now couldn't do without. Luke
The Difference Between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. ... Photoshop is based on pixels while Illustrator works using vectors. Photoshop is raster-based and uses pixels to create images and is is designed for editing and creating photos or raster-based art.
In simple terms, you can design graphics in both, however because illustrator works in pixels, this means you can scale up a peice of artwork to a much greater size. Doing the same in PhotoShop will make the image look poor.
Character Animator allows you to import artwork from Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, and breathe life into them. You do so by first capturing your performance using a camera, microphone, keyboard, mouse, or touch screen. While you are performing, Character Animator captures your facial expressions. (see above image of Luke recording a scene with Roger) .
Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation.
Media Encoder. Rock solid rendering. Ingest, transcode, create proxies and output to almost any format you can imagine. This powerful tool allows you to work with media in a unified way across applications. Tight integration with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and other applications provides a seamless workflow.
Dave Werner, Okay Samurai
Dave Werner runs the Okay Samurai channel which showcases tutorials and creative projects. He live's in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and works as the Senior Experience Designer Lead on Adobe Character Animator.
He is extreemly enthusiastic and supportive of anyone who uses CA, he also engages with the community and seemingly answers or acknowledges all comments on his YT video comments section. When running a tutorials he adopts a calm delivery approach, on each new tutorial you learn something new, no matter your level of experiance. The video included below is a great starting point for learning what is possible with charactor animator.
The Okay Samurai channel can be here https://www.youtube.com/user/okaysamurai
** Okay Samurai was the name of Daves Band