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I've been trying to make an honest to goodness animation for more than a decade. It never seemed to come together. My ideas were too extravagant. Where to start? Where was it going.

I tried a half dozen animation programs, and none of them really clicked. All of them are poorly documented, and none of the controls are intuitive. I didn't enjoy freehand controls at all. They're all vector-ish illustration that automatically smooths out lines. The lack of control is infuriating. Watching the rare, precise line get smoothed into a different position is the #1 factor to making me throw up my hands and give up.

Well all that stuff still holds, but I managed to knock out a complete animation. Its pretty rough, in fact it looks like shit, but I'm just relieved to get the monkey off my back. I definitely learned a lot and hopefully the next one will look much better. 

If anything changed, I realized all the decent programs have a "import a file as vectors option". So I could import physical line work and just use the drawing tools for fill-in frames. I also dramatically scaled back my ambitions. Instead of a complex narrative, just a simple little hulkout. That stuff writes itself.

The real reason though may just be age. If there's one benefit to getting older, I've found with time I get better and better with focusing and finishing tasks. I used to get so distracted! But everything works out.
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ArchiveSW Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Thank you for the fave
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hotrod5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving Sam-Hulk #1 :deviation:
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DepravedDefense Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:!!!
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LustMonster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Thank you for watching!  :)
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ElsieGuen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, thank you for faving!
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TrentHarlow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amber Hug by TrentHarlow  
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TheMaxxChaos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Thanks for watching me and tracking "The Growth Market." Some say the market is in for some long-term growth the next while! 
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codenamesilentg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :)
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guillomcool Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanx for the fave, I appreciate Nod  Don't hesitate to watch me Wink/Razz
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REFLEX76 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!!
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