Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday May 25, 2007
Hello again and welcome back. The topic for this week is graphics, and the focus will be on the creating your own cartoon characters. My software tool of choice for making 'toons is Anim8or, which aside from being a free program, has all the features you need to make your own characters. A good way to start is by building a figure out of primitives and simple shapes.

The samples below were created using Anim8or.
Click on a picture to get a full-sized view.

Using Anim8or you can also add the element of motion to your carefully crafted figures. It takes some time and trying to make a real animation, but it's definitely a project worth doing. Give it a go!

The picture of the week was taken in Melbourne during my last trip there in April of 2006. I've always appreciated a good pun!
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The loops of the week were created using Orion Pro
Right click on a loop name to download it.

----- Bass 1----- Bass 2-----
----- Drums 1 ----- Drums 2 ----- Drums 3 ----- Drums 4 -----
----- Synth 1 -----

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it. Bye for now!