Professional Animation Software offer for Charity!

anatomicalart:

My animation teachers informed our class of this, and I thought it would be worth sharing.

macheist.com is offering an EXTREMELY good deal on  the following software!

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This You get all the above software (including the student version of the professional animation software ToonBoom, which is very similar to Flash.) for $19.99.
ToonBoom itself usually costs $249.
This software bundle would usually cost $1,786.
What’s the catch? Only that 10% of the money you spend will be given to a charity of your choice!

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Seriously guys! Look how much they’ve raised so far.

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Toonboom was used in the production of the following TV series, and even more animated feature films. (according to Wikipedia).
It is a professional standard software.
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I know a lot of our followers are animators, and even more are artists so this is worth your consideration.

[Follow this link to their website]
The deal will end in 15 hours time.

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This is not a stupid question at all! I’m glad you asked.

MacHeist gives you the promo code. You download the software from the software website itself. This means that if the software itself is compatible with Windows, you will be able to chose between a Mac OR Windows download.

I know for a fact that Toonboom (the animation software) Is compatible with both Mac and PC.

ToonBoom will work on Mac and/or Windows. 
You will have to check the individual websites of the other software for the specific compatibility information on them.

Instructions: (If you need help downloading)

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Twenty bucks for ToonBoom—animation software superior to Flash (so I’ve heard)—valued at TWO-HUNNERT-FIDDY? And some other stuff, all for charity? SOLD.

4 days ago 4,152 notes

Yesterday’s work sketchclub theme: Ninja Turtles. AKA: How I get people to remember my name. “You know, like the ninja turtle. Only spelled correctly.”

2 weeks ago 3 notes

For the sketch club at work. Today’s theme: puppies.

3 weeks ago 1 note
Hi Anthony (or do you perfer mr. Holden? ;) ) You've probably been asked this question a gazilion times, but have you, by any chance, made a tutorial on how you do your gif's? Which program you use, how you export etc etc. I made a gif recently, but could'nt upload it here on tumblr. And when I tried to make it smaller, it lost so much quality that you almost could'nt see what was going on. I used a bitmap based program called TVPaint. Hope you can help! Thanks in advance!

anthonyholden:

I’ve been meaning to get my hands on a copy of TV Paint. Do you love it?

Formatting gifs for tumblr is super tricky. There are a couple of things that I have figured out.

1) it likes your gif to be either 500 px or 250 px wide.

2) there’s a bunch of mumbo jumbo about sizes up to 1 or 2 megs, but I try to keep stuff under 500k, and that tends to avoid hiccups

3) it won’t let you post gifs in excess of 110 frames (at least I haven’t had success posting anything longer than that).

I do my exporting from Photoshop where I can get a real-time estimate of the final size of a gif. Lowering the resolution and number of colors in your palette are the two options that seem to have the greatest effect on file size. Of course sometimes this makes your content unrecognizable, which is why you see folks splitting things up into gif sets.

I usually just make gifs in black and white or very few colors. Hope some of this helps!!

Reblog to remember. Bookmarking, what’s that?

stinerbros:

The Five Elements of Story

http://writerswrite.co.za/the-five-elements-of-a-story

Hey dumb self: Remember for laters.

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1 month ago 2,638 notes

odinsblog:

If you’re a member of a marginalized or oppressed group, and someone outside of that minority, or a member of a privileged group unexpectedly asks you: “Hey, can you take a [black/gay/immigrant/ableist/’female’ etc.] joke?” -referring to “a joke” specifically targeting your group, please understand: they are straight up TELLING you in advance that not only do they intend to degrade you and have a laugh at your expense, but they will also expect you to laugh along with their verbal micro-aggressions masquerading as “a joke” —aka racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc

They are asking for your permission to disrespect you

Never. Give. It.

Well said. Funny (ha!) how it’s always someone outside of your group/experience telling YOU how to feel about something directed AT you. Excuse me?!

1 month ago 73 notes

dizzyclown:

Click for Interactive 3d viewer:

Everyone at work chipped in again to make a 3d print for huskypants based on a character he designed a little while ago :)

I sculpted this little dude in Zbrush and made him to fit on the back of a cintiq 24hd! Printed with Shapeways.com in strong flexible plastic, painted with acrylics, and tinted with chalk pastel. 

If I work at PopCap for 30 years and come away with nothing to show for it but this little dude made by dizzyclown, IT WILL BE TOTALLY WORTH IT. Lordy, the “Making Of” pics make me appreciate it even more! Thank you so, so much!!!EXCLAMATIONPOINTSHEARTS!!!

1 month ago 20 notes

mrsdentonorahippo:

The similarities are amazing

1) Amazing. 2) I miss Christmas.

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1 month ago 102 notes

huskypants:

Drew a picture on my day off. Thank you, Dr. King.

Saw a quote from MLK at the end of this article and I wanted to save it here for myself:

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values.

The two are not rivals. They are complementary.

Science keeps religion from sinking into the valley of crippling irrationalism and paralyzing obscurantism. Religion prevents science from falling into the marsh of obsolete materialism and moral nihilism.

2 months ago 3 notes

Slightly cleaned up version with braggy type added. And hey, I didn’t jinx it!

2 months ago 25 notes

blinkanditsover:

Throughout this year I want to give my followers and people who use my themes something back!

If you are currently using one of my themes on any of your blogs then reblog this post or send me a screenshot and ill check out your blog.

My favourite blogs and usage of my themes will get promoted to 150,000+ followers and a spot in my top blogs directory!

I will also be giving out premium themes to some of you that reblog this post :)

If you want to install or check out one of my themes then go here…

http://themecloud.co/themes

Thank you and have a super 2014.

I bought Stacky 5 but still felt that Stacky 2 fit my needs better.

2 months ago 636 notes

#gohawks #broncobusters #sb48 #photoshop #2014

2 months ago

huskypants:

Sternzilla: Destroy All Fanbases

Digital painting. Originally appeared on the cover of the April 2008 Sports Northwest Magazine (defunct).

Sports NW Magazine | Stern Takes Seattle
Photoshop | 2008

Reblogging myself here because my friends at Sonicsgate pointed out that His Majesty David Stern is retiring in THREE days. CAN’T. WAIT.

2 months ago 4 notes

The most vivid memory from my recollection of Seahawks-Broncos history.

2 months ago 4 notes

Drew a picture on my day off. Thank you, Dr. King.

2 months ago 3 notes