Amatuer animations/graphics. Where/how to start?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Shackler, Mar 25, 2008.

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  1. Shackler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2007
    behind you!
    Im not even sure what im looking is called so i will do my best to describe it, im very new to this actually i dont even know if this is the right place to post this, sorry in advance if its not.

    I want to do some light animations/videos and i have no idea where to start. Things like the Apple startup intro video i wonder how to make things like that. I also want to start in photoshop as well. If i spend enough time with this can i teach myself the basics and go from there.

    What programs to use? (beginner, intermediate etc)
    what computer is recomended as well? ( MB/P, iMac)

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    If wasnt clear ill try to add more detail.
  2. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    Being Apple i imagine the start up video was done in Motion and Shake.

    Entering the Animation/3D world is not cheap. You need high performance software and hardware neither of which is cheap.

    There is some software called BLENDER which you might want to look at, and the video tutorials on should get you going with Motion/Shake.

    What about going to an evening class to learn the ins and outs of photoshop. I really suggest you get professional tuition, it is a much quicker and effective way of learning.

    As for hardware, just get a mac pro. It'll handle everything. A MBP would be pretty good too if you need the portability, but renders will be slower.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
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