How To Animate For Beginners
In this tutorial, you will learn how to animate your own stick figure animation using traditional animation techniques, or frame-by-frame animation! You will learn how to use Flash, even if you’ve never opened the program before. You will learn how to draw, how to make your own cartoon, and how to export your video for YouTube!
Step 1: Step 1: Download and Install Flash
There are a lot of programs you can download for free like OpenToonz, Krita, or Macromedia's version of Flash!
For this tutorial we will be using Flash. All versions of Flash function basically the same, so no matter what version you have, you will be able to follow along!
Step 2: Step 2: Get a Drawing Tablet (optional)
You can totally draw with a mouse! But for animation, I highly recommend getting a drawing tablet. It will speed up your ability to draw frame after frame, and allow you to draw more naturally!
Step 3: Step 3: Learn How to Animate in Flash
Watch the above video to learn how to use Flash!
This video tutorial will help you get started quickly in Flash, even if you've never drawn or animated before!
It goes over the basics of Flash, how to draw, how to animate, and how to export your video so you can upload it to YouTube! Easy to follow along, especially for beginners!
Step 4: Step 4: Upload Your Cartoon to YouTube!
After you've created your animation and exported it, it's time to upload it to YouTube for the world and your friends to see!
- Create a YouTube account if you haven't already
- Click the "Upload" button in the top-right corner next to your avatar.
- Once it's uploaded, share it around!
Congrats! You are now a YouTube Animator! :)