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Software Used For Animated TV Commercials?

Been wondering what software is used for tv animation like the soundcity thingy. Is it flash, 3d max or what? Hola.

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Many types of software are used in animated commercials. 3D commercials these days often use Maya. 2D commercials do use Flash sometimes or ToonBoom etc. Along with a whole mess of graphics software, video editing tools and special effects plugins. I work for a company that does Animated TV Commercials and we use all of these as well as Final Cut, of course Photoshop, and lots of plugins. Flash is still a very useful tool!

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ehen, someone said it depends on what you wanna do, for that kind of software use by soundcity is : AfterAffect, Photoshop, Adobe Premium, most of them don't really use Flash as much as you think oooo

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Here is a video we did with flash in 2006 for a Mtech and MTN (when they promoting the MTN Loaded). It is the very first aniomation we did. Like i always say the soft ware is never the problem, once you understand the principle of animation u can use anything to animated Computer, hand drawn animation, clay, just about anything. Please check out the video i originally called it Omo naija but it has been plagiarised to Omo funky.

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For 2d, The industry standard is Moho or Anime Studio. Here is a Job we (EuphoRya!) did with anime studio/ Moho. Please check it out.

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Has any one actualy used toon boom? I hear its industry standard. If u have please tell me how good (or bad) it is. thanx

also I've never seen smooth animation achieved with flash. most of the ones I've seen are choppy.

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Hi Kenway, can you train me in Animation?, please give me your number, I do like to call you.

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Hi deekseen which exactly are you interested in 3d or 2d? If you are interested in 2d try toonboom or flashor corel r.a.v.e., if you are interested in 3d try maya, 3dmax (there are othesr but these are the most popular. Make sure you get the essence of these softwares (the principle of animating) the software is just a tool you are the true animator.

The Kenway

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Hi Deltree try going to google and typing in "free tutorials for , (maya), 3dmax, "

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I'm about to graduate as a computer engineer. What i really love is animation, graphics design and manipulation. How and where do i start? Which softwares are okay for a beginner like me?

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ok, today i was able to get my hands on adobe after effects, maya, and 3d max. Does anyone know sites where i can get tutorial resources? I have sum already but the more the better

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some are available at computer village , but not all te time

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can i get these softwares at computer village?

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Hi Deltree they have said it all. toon boom, MacroMedia Flash, Adobe After effects 6.5 Pro 0r 7, 3dmax, maya cool 3d, corel draw and a host of other softwares i have yet to come across. It is almost impossible to create something spectacular with one software. What is really important is knowing their strengths and limitations E.g. you can get flash and after effects to seriously complement each other because flash has limitations e.g. camera effects, like panning, trucking etc.

Here is a cartoon we did ( at EuphoRya Comics)with flash mx please check it out

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SojiOguns, just visited yur site, what does it takes to learn that? Holla

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hello, i also want to know more about design.

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Love graphic wish i knew how to design, am into engineerin,do i have to attend classes to be able to design.

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thanks a lot. I never knew abt all these apps.I'l start checking them out starting with after effects. Am a flash guru but i want to go into sumthin deeper.

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theres also another secret toon boom, it does more cartoon-like animation

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One of the Multimedia software used for such is Pinnacle

Its expensive though very solid holla me if interested

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I did the montages for 3 programs on sound city (Owambe, Request time and Showtime). For Owambe, I used 3ds max for the woodlike figures, and after effects for final compositing and look development.

What I am trying to say is it depends on what you are trying to create. Check out our company profile at:

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There are plenty of applications for Broadcast graphics. If you're trying to figure out the specific tools used in the Sound City promo, I have ni idea, you gotta figure out from the creators. Although there are apps geared towards broadcast graphics, you can easily use software like Lightwave, Cinema 4D, Zarkwerk Invigorator and After Effects for the actual creation. You're going to need apps like Premiere and Audition for audio and editing/final output. The programs are really too numerous to mention, I just gave a small instance. . .

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o boy use after effect 7.0 na di place and the secret

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so are you saying that sound city stuff is done with flash? Incredible. I actually feel they use some other complex stuffs but i'l check out the list given above

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Guess my previous post addresses more of the editing,

flash is okay

but Toonboom, max and maya with specified plug-in may achieve it as well

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here are some high end stuffs capable of doing it.

after effects

Final cut pro

Shake ( though almost being dropped)

houdini

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Hello Whom,

I love your style it is cool. i do little bit of flash but not carton stuff/animation stuff, can you please tell me the name of the software you used for the carton aside the flash, you can text it to my phone 08057223314.thanks one luv.

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one of them is Adobe Premium Pro: Video Editing SW

I belive u could do something similar with flash

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