Animating is cool

I just remembered when I sat down to write this post that when I was in high school I had the opportunity to play with adobe Flash, back when it was a thing, and I made a little animation of a waffle getting covered in syrup, which then said "Maple Syrup" in a squeaky, high-pitched voice.

I decided to try and check out Clip Studio Paint's animation features today -- which I did just before we had an all-team meeting for Duzax Studios's upcoming Kickstarter launch. (I will be blogging about that next week and also probably all month fyi.)

So I had just discovered that, apparently, basic, sketchy animation is very easy in Clip Studio. So I offered to try and animate the basic actions of the game, for a tutorial. 

That was at about 3 p.m. It's 10:30 now, and I'm almost done the third of four of these two-second animations. That's almost 8 hours of almost straight-through work doing very simple animations and I'm not even hitting an hour of labor per second of footage but it's SO MUCH FUN

I expect these animations will be shared some time soon on Duzax's social media, at which point I'll definitely be sharing them here.