Special effects are also animation

All the special effects we see in films, TV programmes and adverts, are a form of animation. Similar to stop-motion animation, special effects are drawn, painted or composited onto individual frames, one at a time. This short tutorial video shows you how to make a Lego Indiana Jones wink, drawing onto the individual frames, that have already been captured. Using the drawing tools that are a feature of the animation studio software that comes with Animation In A Box, from The Real Animation Company. You can draw and paint simple effects onto your already captured animation. The key to success here is making sure the effects are quick and don't last too long, also a sound effect can be added to them to give the effect more depth and have been planned in advance. Painting a wink onto a Lego character is a good place to start.
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