Sometimes instant gratification is called for. I whipped myself some colorful lines smoothly moving through 3D space in a matter of minutes with a simple to follow tutorial from MATTRUNKS and Trapcode 3D Stroke for After Effects. Guess what – I want more. Soon!
Adding slpatter to the letters helps to emphasise the movement and make the animation look more fun. The downside is it took me 10 hours to only do it for the first two letters. Definately not the “quick and dirty” way but it’s worth it!
The last letter pair – “T” into “O” – is done and it’s time to think of stylizing the letters and the background. Now that the most tedious and hard part is done, I long to give cel animation a proper try.
Morphing “S” into “C” turned out to be much more of a challenge than anticipated but with some helpful feedback, lots of patience and inspirational baby elephants I managed to swing the curve into submission the way I wanted.
I morph “Y” into “L” for the “Stay Cool” animation and come up with a strategy for making morphing itself more interesting to watch: think of an animal or a thing during the morph.
As #The100DayProject starts on April 3rd, I am joining forces with the creatives all over the world in our attempt to overwin whatever stands in the way of our creative lives and carve up some time to create something for the next 100 days.
I make a bouncy write-on using Particular 3. Adding a few layers of flowers and flowery dust onto the same layer is easy with its multiple systems.
I take a look at how the new version of Particular 3 can be used to trigger an animation.
To boost idea generation for intersting transitions I go analogue again. This seems to do the trick for me!
To learn the art of coming up with strong conceptual ideas and building design boards and style frames, I sign up for the winter session of Design Bootcamp with School of Motion. It promises to be hard and rewarding. I am going to hate it. I am going to love it! All engines on!