Monday, March 23, 2020

Testing Using Animation with Live Video Background - Cartoon Animator 4 Pro

I'm experimenting with using live video in the background and adding animations to it. I think it came out decent for the first attempt? I'm using Cartoon Animator 4 Pro.

I got the video from Pixabay and used it as the background. I wanted the character to enter the water and look like he was caught in the current and dragged down the river.

It needs some work but it was my first attempt. The trick is to use the video background and go through the frames and make certain the animated characters are flowing smoothly. As you can imagine this takes a lot of time.

But it's fun. :-)

Garrys Mod Quick Tip Taking a Screenshot & Finding It Narrated

This might help you if you use Garrys Mod for animating.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Clutch Cargo Twaddle In Africa - Complete Episode

An old time classic cartoon I wanted to bring to you. This is a public domain cartoon.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Coronavirus Hoarders - STOP IT!

I was so mad when I came back from the store with no bread, buns or potatoes because of the coronavirus hoarders that I vented with this video. Really it's just to try to bring a little humor into the situation, but I know when I was at the store unable to get what I wanted, people were walking around complaining about the hoarders.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Ruff and Reddy Classic Comic

Ruff and Reddy was a comical dog and cat combo. They had some funny adventures and a TV series as well as their own comic book.

The "buddy" comic series had worked well with Tom and Jerry but this cartoon took a different approach. While Tom and Jerry were adversaries, Ruff and Reddy were best friends. This used to be one of my favorite cartoons on TV.

The comic book pages are in color but there is an opening page in black and white. 

The stories in the comics were simple but perfect for young kids. No complicated plots. A dog and a cat as the main characters appealed to the young ones. The fact that they got along together and were best friends was in stark contrast to Tom and Jerry. Although, as we all know, Tom and Jerry were basically friends.

Ruff and Reddy is cartoons the way they were meant to be.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

How to Make a Character Hover in Muvizu

Muvizu is a pretty cool animation program with built in characters and actions. This is a little tutorial in how to hover.

Sunday, March 1, 2020