View Full Version : study with Painter 6

02-07-2001, 03:36 AM
I am new to the art world. Newer still to computer graphics. Everything I have done so far is a self taught.

here is something I did with Painter 6 just recently. The entire piece was done in Painter 6, using the Wacom. I would like to animate this drawing. However I am still learning about animation.

I don't know what other information to provide.

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02-07-2001, 11:04 AM
Wow! What did you have in mind for animation? I am curious.

I look at this piece and think shes got to be listening to music. Maybe its the way everything is flowing, but that was my first impression.

02-07-2001, 01:37 PM
My plan is to make the colors around her move. Then I plan for her hands to be revealed holding a beating heart. I also want her head to move forward then back.

I want plan to reveal more about her eyes. and a few more things.

alas I do not have the skill. Part of my schedule in my learning process is to explore graphic programs. I am getting tooled up. for what..who knows.

02-07-2001, 04:30 PM
I haven't done any animation in Painter, but I think you should be able to get the effects you want by using layers to create the frame changes. Once you've determined the number of frames you need, you could use Painter's movie option to create that number of frames and then copy and paste the layer images onto their own individual frames. I used to use a DOS based animation package created by Disney. Painter seems to operate on the same principle.
That's my best guess. Hope it helps.


[This message has been edited by digistyle (edited February 07, 2001).]

02-07-2001, 11:44 PM

I don't know anything about animation, but I'd be really proud of this if it were mine. The colors and composition - I love it!

02-08-2001, 01:04 PM
Hey, cool. Keep it up. I wouldn't worry about animations just yet - focusing on learning Painter really well first would be my first step - though it looks like you already have a really good grasp. Digistyle might be your biggest help here - he uses the program a bunch, I think.

If you really want to try animation... and this isn't what you mean, but rather a really really simplified version of what you are talking about, but... Since it is easier to do it the simplified way I did here (in Photoshop), I thought I'd do it just to give a really general idea. Don't know if it helps any!

<IMG SRC="http://www.wncc.nevada.edu/~tguthrie/inspiredani.gif" border=0>


02-08-2001, 02:40 PM
Oh nice!

Something about this piece just grabs me. I think I even like it better with the sampled animation.