A little cel animation to pass the time... OMG is that the time?
I did this recently when I got some downtime. It was the week leading up to the 2017 AFL Grand Final between Richmond Tigers and Adelaide Crows, so I thought I'd do something topical for some social media likes.
I've been trying to learn more cel animation using the Paint & Stick plugin. It's a pretty good way to get a cel animation environment running inside of After Effects. it has onion-skinning, and loads of the brush settings you would find in photoshop.
I tried to keep track on how long this took to produce from sketch and concept right through to completion and it totalled out at about 37 hours. It was very enjoyable and I hope to work this technique into my professional work soon!
For reference, here is how the tiger looked about a quarter of the way into the process, once i was happy with the rough animation and ready to start 'inking':
the Vimeo upload can be found at https://vimeo.com/239582159