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Animating png's

Community Beginner ,
Apr 17, 2023 Apr 17, 2023

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I am wondering if Adobe Animate is the right program  to accomplish my task at hand (or am I better off with Adobe After Effects?).  I am making an animation with drawings I have created in Procreate.  Many are already png sequences.  I want to do things like pans and zooms and lip syncing in Animate (with my procreate drawings), as well as layering.  If I am able to do some of the animating in the program (simple stuff like rocking the background image when on a boat) then I would do that as well.  Am I able to accomplish this in Adobe Animate?  I have made most of my drawings large so I would mostly be reducing size, not increasing.  Some of my research indicates Adobe Animate is vector based so that makes me wonder if it is the right choice.  I find Animate easier to work with than AE, but want to choose what will give me the best result.

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Guru , Apr 17, 2023 Apr 17, 2023

Animate will probably be able to do the job, but with many 'IFs'.

If you are not very familiar with it and how to work around a million little issues, you will likely experience a lot of frustration when working with bitmaps.

In its current state Animate is quite unpleasant to use, even with its native vectors.

 

My suggestion would be to develop an AE-based workflow.

 

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Animate will probably be able to do the job, but with many 'IFs'.

If you are not very familiar with it and how to work around a million little issues, you will likely experience a lot of frustration when working with bitmaps.

In its current state Animate is quite unpleasant to use, even with its native vectors.

 

My suggestion would be to develop an AE-based workflow.

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Thank you for your quick response.  I am understanding that you think I will get better results in AE because I am using bitmaps.  I am a newbie with both Animate and AE, but want to spend my time learning in the environment that will give me the best results, so thank you!  Do you have any suggestions for me as to how to get the best results with my imported png's in AE?

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AE's bitmap scaling and pixel interpolation is much better than Animate's.

As long as you do not upscale too much all that you do with your PNGs will look good in the final renders.

 

Good luck with your project!

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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