Animation is fun and everyone can learn it. If you are a beginner and you wish to learn a few basics like animation for beginners then this is the right place. So let us take a look at the various basics of animations.
How animations are done?
Before you even start using animation software it is necessary to have a story line. Later decide what style you would like to depict the story. If you are unsure about it, draw a pictorial representation with a rough sketch exactly the way you would like it to appear.
The easiest way to create an animation is by using stop motion and it’s the perfect animation software for beginners. As the name implies it means that photograph is taken of an image or animation in various sequence and then it is run to show as a motion picture. There’s many software available in the market for creating stop motions but before buying be sure that the software you have bought is compatible with your OS because some are compatible only with Mac while others are compatible with Windows.
2D animations are still popular though 3D animations have taken over the market. As you know that a 2D shows that the animation only in two dimensions. The best available software for 2D animation is 2D Flash. But if you are a beginner it is recommended to use the older version of Flash as it has better user interface than the newer versions.
The market is now wide and open for 3D animations. The 3D shows animations in a 3D environment where the watcher has an illusion that he is into the world of what he is looking on to. To understand 3D animation there are lots of rules and regulations and one can learn it through a beginner’s guide on the net.
3D animation software thrives in the market but among them Maya and Studio Max are considered the best. Although they are considered the best they come with a higher price and complex user interface system that a beginner might find hard to cope up with. If you are looking for software that has friendly user interface then I would prefer Blender. It is really easy to handle and simple in usage. And here comes the good news about Blender, it is free to download and it’s making it the best animation software for beginners. So taking the wisest route, first download Blender and after gaining much expertise in the field of 3D animation you can turn to Maya or Studio Max.
To get started download a free version and create some clips that last for few seconds. Later jump to clips of higher length and quality. Reading a guideline here and there on the net will make you well versed in the field. And one more important thing is to always update the software from time to time so that you stay up to date with all the tools of the 3D animation software.
Source by Henri Lind