Looking for advice, I am a Graphic Designer with no formal training in animation. I recieved a job I just can't pass up.
It is a great opportunity for me to learn animation. I need to create a cartoon mascot that will be in an environment, that will also be animated.
It will be animated for presentation purposes, on-site seminars, youtube, and webinars. Will also be uploaded to a flash to hand out.
Would also love to do text/information effects, as well as to animate on the web.
I am trying to chose an Adobe product that will help me acheive this, did some research and was interested, just not sure which product to use.
I like what I see so far on Ae, but when I called Adobe they said Flash & Premeire Pro.
Is Ae the right product for me to learn? I have CS6 Master collection. I would like to achevive presentation and 2D animated Cartoon with same program,
across all platforms for the web would be nice too.
I need to make a decision because I have to educate myself to acheive a creative presentation.
Your Help on this matter is SO appreciated!
Flash Professional is used for cartoon animation a lot, especially when using vector graphics and creating output for the web.
After Effects can be used for character animation, too.
This article pulls together some great resources for character animation in After Effects:
Start here to learn After Effects: