Recently I became a member of the UNV Online Volunteering service and joined an interesting project there - Urunji Child-Care Trust, dedicated to helping children in the poorest rural areas of the African Republic Malawi. Here is my first video for this organization. I hope that it will help the children in need.
I added models of our African characters to the "Downloads" section of our site. So you too can take part in creating our cartoons to help children in Africa.
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We are glad to welcome you on the portal of our studio General-Animation, where together with our partners from many countries of the world we create cartoons dedicated to solving the most painful problems of our time. You can ask: how children's cartoons can help solve the problems of humanity? It seems to us that the main barrier to the development of human civilization is an extreme imbalance in the level of development of the most advanced countries and the rest of the world. The development gap generates many conflicts, the solution of which absorbs huge resources, and hinders the accelerated movement of humanity along the path of progress. Our efforts are aimed at eliminating this imbalance as soon as possible. And we have instruments, which allow even the inhabitants of the poorest countries right now to join the achievements of modern computer technologies, to participate in the process of human development and at the same time to improve their personal well-being and the general welfare of the countries in which they live.
To achieve this goal, we have created a series of animated video lessons, in which funny cartoon characters in an easy and accessible form tell about how to make cartoons. Our video lessons and our cartoons have gained quite a lot of popularity, and now we use them for training our students, who later become our animators and make cartoons with us. So welcome to our global animation network. You can write scripts for cartoons, create characters and voice them, draw backgrounds, and of course make animation. How to do this is told in our wonderful video lessons link to which you will find in the main menu. Read the news of the site and our projects in the sections "Blog" and "Our projects" of the main menu, learn the animation with us, and we will make cartoons together!
The most active and creative students in the learning process we pay incentive scholarships.
I think you all noticed a nice little hamster that appeared recently in our cartoons. This cheerful character was created thanks to the efforts of the participant of our project Marina Kon. Today I place this hamster in “Downloads” section of our site so that you too can create cartoons with this character. After downloading the archive, you will find in it a PSD file with a hamster cut into parts, as well as several AE projects in which the hamster is already assembled into the model and used in animation. Notice the project “Hamster Animette.aep” In this project a model with pre-programmed animation is assembled. Open the composition "00 hamster Animette". The very first layer of this composition is called “Homa Control” and it has a “GO” slider. With this slider, a walking animation is turned ON an OFF. When GO is 0 the hamster is standing still. Set the GO value to 1 and the hamster will run happily along the track. Also included in the project is animation of speech.
We continue to make our cartoon. In this scene I used our footage for year 2017 the symbol of which was a rooster. In our video lessons we use animal models for each year. In such way in this scene met the symbols of two years at once - 2017 the year of the rooster, and 2018 - the Year of the Yellow Dog. It turned out very joyful and cheerful meeting. And so: Yellow Dog walked along the cartoon forest and came across the house of a merry chicken family. View the full version of the cartoon and take part in its creation you can in "Our Projects" sectition of our website.
We continue to develop the theme “Five little chickens jumping on a bed”. I will try to demonstrate how you can use this lovely children's song to cover the most burning problems of our time. I hope that with your help we will be able to raise the art of political satire to new heights. And so, on our scene appear Mr. Putin and his “polite green men”. And in the next episode we will meet Mr. Trump. and will be able to create cartoons about serious international collisions.
Study Adobe After Effects with us and you too can create your own cartoons! All footage and models for animation you will find in our lessons.