guitar player from one image using Moho Live Mesh

I wanted to quickly try out the Live Mesh in Moho and the above is the result.

Live Mesh can initially be a little confusing, but once you get around that it is really easy to use.

Normally, I would have changed the image into layers, then animated from there, which would have given me a lot more options for movement, but using Live Mesh, the above only took me about half an hour to an hour to create for start to end. 

Should I learn 2D or 3D Animation?

I wanted to entitle this post "2D or Not 2D, That is the Question." However, I didn't think it really said what this post is about so I chose it not as the title, but thought it was so corny that it was worth the mention.

Back to the question, should I learn 2D or 3D animation? I can only speak from personal experience and what I occasionally hear elsewhere, and to cut a long story short, go with the lowest number and work your way up is my suggestion.

Many would-be animators start with 3D, as it is the easiest to initially learn by my reckoning. However, I was one of those who made this mistake, even investing money in a 3D package that I very rarely use. What a waste!

I moved over to 2D animation as I eventually realised that this gave a much better insight into the complexity of creating animations and learning the 12 principles of animation. My intent when I switched to 2D was to learn the basics then move back over to 3D. But, do you know what, the more I started to learn, the more I was hooked. The date for moving back to 3D keeps getting put back further and further, whilst I get more into 2D.

MOHO demo

This is a really cool example of an animation made in MOHO (version 12 for this particular example), by TSimba17 on Youtube.


Saturday Musical Interlude - Dead South - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company

This week, let me introduce you to the Dead South playing, In Hell I'll Be In Good Company

And, let's throw another of Dead South's tracks in with, People Are Strange.