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Do-It-Yourself Frame-by-Frame Hand Drawn Animation

Discussion in 'Training / Business' started by Dave Koch, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Dave Koch

    Dave Koch Cartoon Admin

    Oct 27, 2013
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    I've discovered a completely free download called MonkeyJam that that lets you simply scan your drawings and assemble them as animation.

    You can then add your voice using the free download Audacity, either via performance voice-acting or altering your voice to match various roles, or both. You can then make your own sound effects or purchase an inexpensive CD-ROM with thousands of sound effects that are all copyright-free. You only need a PC microphone, preferably unidirectional (omni picks up other noises) head-set style with USB plugs (makes sound cards unnecessary).

    A scanner is preferable for copying the frames to the computer, because a digital camera, in order to be consistent, has to be kept mounted properly at always the same distance, plus I've found that digital cameras tend to warp objects.

    With this software, your project doesn't have to use cut-out, flash-style or any computer-based animation tool such as a wacom tablet. All the drawing can be done by hand naturally, away from glaring screens and simply assembled and edited on the program! The downloads are also quick and easy and use a very fractional amount of diskspace.

    Now anyone can animate affordably from home using traditional hand drawn animation!

    MonkeyJam website: http://giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/index.html
    Audacity audio: http://www.audacity.sourceforge.net
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    sidestreetsam Moderator Staff Member Forum Member New Member

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    ~ Howdy!

    I've been trying MonkeyJam out and it's pretty cool. I'm pretty much a rank beginner, but I was wondering if it had an onion-screen feature. That is, can you freehand draw on frame 2 while seeing frame 1 below it?

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