I’ve been animating using Anime Studio Pro* and working through the Smith Micro Tutorial.Initially, I just watched the video through and tried to apply it to my work. It helped me to do things; specific tasks but I found that sometimes, I couldn’t repeat them. I re-visited several times but odd intricacies eluded me.
Now, I’m working through the tutorial following exactly and drawing what the tutor is drawing. This is getting me to a point where I can conquer animating with the specifics of this animation package.
The initial dipping in and out was useful because it allowed my initial enthusiasm not to be stifled (it could sooo easily have been). I could see my own work developing, even though I couldn’t understand why some things worked but when I came to repeat the steps, they didn’t. Now, working through the tutorial in detail, I can say the combination of approaches will hopefully see me mastering this software :-).
*Anime Studio Pro is now called Moho (version 12)