However, there are some free programs I find useful.
Check out my animation from Youtube.
I made this with MS paint and Windows Movie Maker. Both of these should be on your computer currently.
Step 1: 1. Get Some Useful, Free Softwear!
You can go out and buy some crappy program for $100, or you can buy some softwear that does what it needs to do for free online. I made a list of programs I suggest getting your mitts on. Google them, they are usually at the top of the list.
Gimp 2.6 - Free Photoshop-like program.
Audacity- usful for recording and editing sound you may want to add to your animation.
Hypercam- For Screen Recordings
If your computer does not have Windows Movie Maker, you can go to www.microsoft.com and get it for free.
Step 2: 2. Draw Up Your First Frame!
I've drawn the first frame of the animation, and it is fairly quick for how long I usually take, so bear with me =S
Step 3: 3. the Next One, and the Next One...
I've drawn the next frame, a blinking eye is about 3 frames long, and the first to backwards to open it again.
Step 4: 4. Finishing Up
Step 5: 5. Its Alive!
Now you'll need to put it together! This can be done, as I've mentioned before, on Windows Movie Maker. Go to File>Import File>*choose your frames, press Ctrl to select several files*>Ok. They should import into your collections. Select the frames and drag them to the timeline.
Step 7: 7. Problems! Contact Me!
If you have any problems, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can also be found on Youtube at www.youtube.com/user/thefinalkillbegins