Course: MMP260 – Introduction to 2D Animation (Course Hub)

Study#4: Looping Effect

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      Anna Pinkas

      Create a fluid effect (such as smoke, fire, an explosion, water etc.) by using the straight-ahead approach. Your animation should be able to play in a continuous loop.

      Do some research before animating. Do a Google search for slow motion videos or GIFs of the effect you want to create. Analyze these videos and use them as references for your work (i.e: how do the shapes shift overtime – do they become narrower/wider? Are there secondary particles that appear at some point? etc.). This doesn’t mean your animation should be hyper realistic – apply the exaggeration principle to make your effect more fun/dynamic.
      Use the following file format: 24fps, width: 1000px | height: 1000px. Save your .fla file and export export your animation to an animated GIF (in animate, go to File > Export > Animated GIF).
      Create a new post on your Open Lab portfolio. Your post should include your animated GIF (make sure you select Full Size when inserting your file) as well as a short description (reflections on your process, challenges, goals etc. are also welcome), and a link to your reference video(s)/GIF(s).

      This assignment is due next week. Submit the following files on the following platforms:

      • Blackboard: .fla file and a link to your Open Lab post.
      • Open Lab discussion board: Reply to this discussion post with a link to your Open Lab post
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