but due to lack of knowledge or tools (correct programs) we aren't able to....
.....i was the same earlier.
......i used to think of ways to animate & found a pretty cool one . yeah it needs some tools but they are basic tools that are there on any average computer............so let's get started
Step 1: Tools & What's Needed
( in the further steps i assume that you know basics of these )
(1) Adobe Photoshop (optional you can use paint for simple graphics)
(2) Microsoft Office Powerpoint (MUST HAVE 2007 or higher
(3) Windows Movie Maker (Comes with Windows XP , Only needed if you want a video)
(4) Creative brain ,don't steal other's ideas !
If u don't wan't to make your own graphics just get sprites & edit them :)
Step 2: Let's Get Started
YOU MAY USE PHOTOSHOP, OR PAINT DEPENDS ON YOU
TIP ; IF USING PHOTOSHOP APPLY STROKE AND BEVEL EFFECTS LIKE I DID , LOOK'S COOL
note : WE DON'T NEED TWO LEGS\HANDS FOR WE'LL GET THEM COPIED IN THE NEXT STEP
I'M USING ONLY ONE CHARACTER FOR THIS INSTRUCTABLE SO I NEED ONLY ONE
Step 3: Now Split.....
once you got your character ready
then copy each part in a new file and making the unwanted part transparent
then save them as a compuserve(.gif) file using file >> saveas
be sure to select the primaries option (see pic)
once done proceed
Step 4: Start Your Animation
run powerpoint.....then delete the stuff on the slide already persent (unless u r really going to make a title that nobody will be able to see) then follow the following steps according to the last step u did
< used paint >
change the slide background to the background of your image (generally white)
select all the parts one by one & copy paste them on the slide
assemble them to make your character & don't forget to copy 4 times the pant & the arm & hand 2 times
on the insert tab go to picture & add all the parts one by one
then assemble them to make your character & don't forget to copy 4 times the pant & the arm & hand 2 times in power point
you should get something like this : (pic)
if not then try using send to back when you right click an image
Step 5: Almost There!!
go to animations tab in powerpoint
uncheck on mouse click on the right side
and check the automatically after box
in the box near it type 00:00.12
this will make the siide only appear for 0.12 seconds
then hit apply to all , to apply this to all the slides
Step 6: Making the Next Frame
right click & drag it down & release the key then press copy
your new frame is added
then change the pose slightly & repeat this step until you have at least 36 frames
then select the first frame (slide) & press the fullscreen slideshow to see your animation.... :P
if you are pleased with it why not make a video & share with friends!!!!!
go next step for that or save it here .........:P
Step 7: MAKE a Video(part I)
browse to your location where you want to save the frames
change save as type to (jpeg) (you may need to scroll down )
click every slide
Step 8: MAKE a Video(part II)
click tools>> options
in the window that pops go to advanced tab
change picture duration to 0.125 seconds
(this is to add the life in your video :D)
Step 9: Import the Frames
& put them on timeline in the order slide0-slide1-slide2-slide3.........
then add some music
& save as a movie file
file >> save as movie file
(as you normally do )
now even you can animate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feel free to comment or ask any thing
i'll upload a video of my work & plz send me a link of your work too
i'll be waiting :-)