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Basic Animating in Synfig

February 20, 2018 6:08 am

We've covered some basics of drawing in Synfig Studio. We've also gone over how to make a useful character model. What's next? We get to animate now, right? I've spent the last week or so trying to figure out the secret to animating easily (and well) in Synfig. Guess what I found out! [...]

Making a More Complex Model Sheet

February 13, 2018 11:21 am

Over the past few months, I've been working on a model sheet. The end goal is to have an easy character model for use in animation. [...]

Some Synfig Basics

February 7, 2018 10:57 am

Synfig Studio appears to be a good program used to make vector animations, kind of like Flash. Synfig was used to create the short film Lūdō, by L James. However, I don't yet have much experience in Synfig. Thinking ahead to making short films, I thought it would be worth a try. [...]

Let’s make some minicomics

January 30, 2018 6:57 am

If you have a short story and you want to show it to people, minicomics can be a great way to do it. And best of all, they aren’t actually very hard to make. [...]

Bottle World: Explore Adventure 4 starts soon!

January 29, 2018 7:29 am

Adventure 4 starts soon! Join now to help Lafayette explore the jungle, find new plants, and locate her friends! [...]

Do you really need to outline your story?

January 23, 2018 8:00 am

Outlining is something we all learned early on in school, and many of us hated it. Won’t things go faster if we skip all that nonsense and just start the writing? Now that we’re creating stories instead of school essays, we may find ourselves asking this question once again: should we outline? [...]

Building Your Plot

January 16, 2018 7:20 am

Plot is the most important part of a story in most cases, but can also be one of the most challenging. You may have an idea of how plots work, or you may be totally new to it. [...]

Lessons Learned: Writing the Protagonist

January 9, 2018 7:53 am

When I began Running Man a year and a half ago, I didn’t really have a plan for it. Later when I began The Spark, I had a better idea of what I wanted. And I think this shows through the most in how I wrote the protagonists. [...]

Patreon, resources, and content changes

January 4, 2018 7:38 am

Happy new year everyone! If you read our main new year's post, you'll know we're trying to do things a little different this year. Notably, we want to offer more tutorials and resources to share what we learn as we go. [...]

Happy New Year from Azdion: A Look Ahead

January 1, 2018 8:35 am

Happy new year! It's that time of year to look back and see what we accomplished, what we learned, and what we can do better this year. It's a time to reassess and set goals, and that's exactly what we're doing at Azdion! [...]