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LCSS Media & Technology- Animation


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Xtranormal, Doink, Go!Animation, and ways to get students using animation to produce media festival projects!

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LCSS Media & Technology- Animation

  1. 1. Creating Animation Media Festival Projects using online resourcesTuesday, August 30, 2011
  2. 2. Animation Tools Xtranormal Go!Animate Doink Hypercam AliceTuesday, August 30, 2011
  3. 3. Xtranormal http:// m/index Education Sample Movie Request an educator account to get 5000 points!Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  4. 4. Getting Started with Xtranormal Create an account Click Xtranormal and Educaiton Check your webmail to activate the Create a Movie with account Movie Maker Request an educator Select your theme set account at the Zendesk Select the t wo charactersTuesday, August 30, 2011
  5. 5. Getting Started with Xtranormal Select an actor and Now you are ready to desired voice add your script and drop in actions Select the second actor and voice Click the desired character. Select a desired background noise Add text and icons to your character Select a desired music sample Preview your work Click the Story tab Save and PublishTuesday, August 30, 2011
  6. 6. Adding Your Own Picture to the Backgound When you see Upload your desired backgrounds with the picture mountains and sun icon on them you can Select the desired add your own photo background into a portion of the screen Apply Drag the Images icon into a dialogue boxTuesday, August 30, 2011
  7. 7. Adding a Title Slide Click the + on the bottom right corner of the character window Select Title Select your desired background color, text color, font, and if scrolling is desired Type your title slideTuesday, August 30, 2011
  8. 8. Recording Your Voice After pressing Allow the the + sign in Flash recorder the bottom left corner of Record your each dialogue voice or upload box, select an audio file Voice Click Play to Cick Record preview itTuesday, August 30, 2011
  9. 9. Wrapping Up Listen and Preview If you like what you your work before you see and are ready to Publish finish click Publish If you do not have time to finish and want to revisit your work later, click Save.Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  10. 10. Publish Click Publish Fill in the title and details for your movie You will see how many points will be used to complete the process It will display in your account areaTuesday, August 30, 2011
  11. 11. Download your video Click on the icon for your video It will open in new window Preview it Select the HQ Download It will cost 120xpTuesday, August 30, 2011
  12. 12. Xtranormal Log in with your new account Create a t wo character scene Include a title slide, background music, and character movement, August 30, 2011
  13. 13. Go!Animate4Schools http:// Check out the Lesson Gallery Create an account on the Go!Animate homepage Apply for an educator account- http:// m/public_index Sample MovieTuesday, August 30, 2011
  14. 14. Getting Started with Go!Animate Click Create Make your selections and proceed through Look for the Quick the steps Apps area Select to type for Select Wild Life or both characters Talking Pictures- Type a Video If you are logged in to your account you can record, August 30, 2011
  15. 15. Doink Education accounts do not exist, however the tools are very student friendly Sample Movie Doink is great for younger students Tablets are awesome with Doink!Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  16. 16. Getting Started with Doink Click Create File and Save your background project Register for an account File and New Composition File and Create a New Project Draw a character and save Name your project and click create File and New Compostion Use the drawing tools to create your Draw a prop backgroundTuesday, August 30, 2011
  17. 17. Getting Started with Doink File and New Adjust your Drawing speed as Composiotin needed Re-draw Save your your prop prop with slight changes Click on the first frame Click PlayTuesday, August 30, 2011
  18. 18. Getting Started with Doink File and New Drawing Composition Draw your main character File and SaveTuesday, August 30, 2011
  19. 19. Getting Started with Once all of your Doink characters and props are saved and named, click File and New Compostion Drag in your background first Drag in your prop Drag in your main character Items can be resizedTuesday, August 30, 2011
  20. 20. Getting Started with Use the Pencil to draw a Doink path for your character to follow Change the order of layers by dragging the bottom lines into different order Play your animation Save and name your composition Publish your compositionTuesday, August 30, 2011
  21. 21. Doink Create a fish bowl Include moving plants in your bowl Include a path animated fish in your bowlTuesday, August 30, 2011
  22. 22. Getting Started with Doink Fill in the info and click Finish Publishing Use a screen capture program like Hypercam to record your creation The file created can be edited in Movie Maker or iMovieTuesday, August 30, 2011
  23. 23. Hypercam http:// www.hyperionics.c om/hc/ Capture your animations using this free screen capture programTuesday, August 30, 2011
  24. 24. Getting Started with Hypercam Install Hypercam It may be required that you change Click on the AVI File your Display tab Settings to 16 Bit Check the box to Check the AVI File “Limit screen Name for the path to capture to max. 24 where the file will be bits per (may be saved slower)”Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  25. 25. Getting Started with Hypercam Click the Screen Click Start Rec or F2 Area tab Click Stop Rec or F2 Click the Select Region button View your recording by clicking Play Draw a rectangle around the area you The AVI file can be want to record edited in Movie MakerTuesday, August 30, 2011
  26. 26. Alice http:// Guide for Storytelling A free download Alice that will allow students to create animated stories Sample VideoTuesday, August 30, 2011
  27. 27. Getting Started in Alice Launch Alice Drag in desired characters and props File and New World Position and resize Select your template props and characters Click the Add Objects Click Done button Explore folders of props and charactersTuesday, August 30, 2011
  28. 28. Getting Started with Select an object or Alice Tweek your character to selected method animate in the Object Tree Repeat this process with a Review the different options in the character or prop Methods area You may select to Drag the desired slow down your method to the text duration working area Play your animationTuesday, August 30, 2011
  29. 29. Add Background Music Visit Free Play Music- Click Create New http:/ / Method from the method tab index.php Type play sound file in Preview and the Name text file box download an MP3 audio file Drag in the option to play sound from the Click on a character object menu for your in your object tree character into the Editor WindowTuesday, August 30, 2011
  30. 30. Adding Background Music Click Import Sound file from the sound menu Browse to your WAV or MP3 file and Import it Click Create New Event in the Events windowTuesday, August 30, 2011
  31. 31. Adding Background Music Select When the Select the method you world starts do created called play sound file Change Nothing to your character’s nameTuesday, August 30, 2011
  32. 32. Adding Background Music Right click on Use the drop down When the world menus by Begin, starts and select During, and End to Change to- While select your the World is character and Running play sound file Play your showTuesday, August 30, 2011
  33. 33. Creating an AVI of your Alice Click File and Save World Record your world using HypercamTuesday, August 30, 2011
  34. 34. Creating an AVI of your Alice Click File and Save World Record your world using HypercamTuesday, August 30, 2011