Archive for January, 2011

Melvin’s first walkcycle

January 27, 2011 1 comment

He just got a name! He’s name is Melvin. And here is his first walkcycle. What can be next? Maybe he can get new pair of gloves? Or maybe eyes?


Birth of character

January 26, 2011 4 comments

Hi everyone!

I have this strange idea and I wont to share it with the world. I’m totally new to 2d character animation, but I want to learn it since I was a kid. Yup, I don’t know what I was waiting for so long. So what if I create one character, and bring him to life? He can learn stuff together with me. If I learn how character walk, he learns how to walk etc. I really need your support and help for this project. I plan to post at least once every week till the end of the year and see how character will evolve together with my skills.

Here is my first character. Do you have any idea how we should call him?

With this post I’m attending The Post Every Week challenge, so wish me luck, and type you soon.

Custom or default keyboard shortcuts

January 16, 2011 Leave a comment

I have a huge dilemma these days. Should one use the default shortcuts for some apps or should one make his own? Which one you prefer?

I belive that default shortcuts are designed in a way so that they are fast, easy to learn and intuitive. But it’s not always that way. In older versions of corel draw the shortcut for select tool was F10. You know how far from left hand is F10 and right hand is mainly on the mouse. So how that can be even shortcut? Is there anything such as long-cut? And why? Nowadays some similar applications uses some different shortcuts. While in Adobe Premiere you use – and = for zooming, in Stainberg Cubase you use G and H. In Adobe Flash for zoom tool shortcut is M, in Adobe Illustrator is Z. And that was few minuses of default shortcuts.

Bonus for using default shortcuts is the fact that they are the default. Same on every computer with installed software. Alright, not every, but every that don’t have custom shortcuts. One other plus is that mainly shortcuts have their meaning. P for pen tool, for example. And they have feel, if you use them properly. Minus for them goes for time consuming process of learning new shortcuts.

For now I’m sticking to default shortcuts, and I’ll list my favorites in future posts in Tips section.

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Who is Mr. z!

January 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Every new blogger is a mystery until there is a written word about him and his existence. I asked more experienced writer, mawajowe, to type few words about me. Mainly it is because I respect her opinion on many things. So here is what she sad:

Smart, creative, hardworking, funny, serious, cheerful, open-minded. Those are the attributes with which I would describe his personality. His words are full of energy and wisdom that comes from years of experience on his field. A man of many skills. But, to really know him, you must sit beside him and see how his imagination comes to life.

Designs, drawings, videos, beats. Whatever you imagine, he’ll create it.

I had the privilege of sitting right next to him while he was working. However, while he was working, I didn’t see a man doing his job. I saw a child playing in sand, joy radiating from him. His projects are like children to him.



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