Artoonix is a simple to use yet powerful software to create cartoons or animated movies. Animate the still pictures or drawings, import them from movies and. Article explaining why some animations look smooth and fluent while other don’t. Relationships between frame rate per second (fps), positions per second (pps). Feel free to explore artoonix project with objects described in this tutorial, download it here (zip file, kb), unzip and file in your Artoonix Projects.

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A 4-step wizard is here to walk you through the process. You can create or modify the video sequence, add sound and preview the resulting film.

The final result looks like this:. Group 1 – drawing tools: Another, very important one is the actual perception of movement that is created in human visual cortex that’s a part of the brain where actual image processing is done on the basis of the “frames” that eyes capture.

Validate all the information artlonix the e-mail of the recipient! However it is not quite perfect just yet.

tugorial Clicking inside this frame one can move the object or the group of selected objects by holding the left mouse button pressed. It is clearly better and rather smooth. It has also been shown tutorila that 25pps is actually a very practical value for smooth animations in most cases. Besides, it is also possible to edit each track – cut some parts out, move it to the other place of the same or other track, etc. For instance, consider the animation below.

It will look something like this:.

Artoonix – My account Tutorial

The final result looks like this: My account “My account” allows each registered user to access their own space on Artoonix. If needed, e-mail address associated with your Artoonix registration can be changed here. This value reflects how many changes object undergoes in the animation sequence per second. Let us now increase the pps to There is apparent “shadowing” in the movement which is rather unpleasing to the eye.


Here you fill in the details of the recipient, most fields are optional apart from recipient’s e-mail and name. Here’s a detailed description of the process: Combined 1 and 3 is the petal with nice gradient color transition.

Tutorial Projects

The movie will only be encoded if there have been changes made to the project. When logged-in, you will see your personal page with a number options that will be described below. If it is shaded, make sure you have selected the frame in the list on the left.

We can now blend two created objects, using, once again, the Simple Transform tool. You tuotrial transfer tutkrial purchase to another person, as a gift, for instance.

It is composed of several frames. Let us work with a very simple animation of a square passing from the top-left corner of the screen to the bottom-right.

Smooth Movement animation

This clearly results in much reduced “shadowing” effect. And yet the sequence is extremely simple – what it is exactly you can see for yourself in attached to this article Artoonix project that you can download at the bottom of this page the one that is labeled “FAST”.

It is so if only the three parameters pps, fps and velocity are considered. You will be taken to Duplicate Frame 2 where the content of the previous frame is copied. The answer is, in general case, “no”, as the actual perception of the movement depends on many factors, such as background elements, their relative movement, complexity of movement of the object itself and many others.

Increase it if you want the sound extend beyond the length of the video sequence. Until the moment of recipient’s acceptance, you can recall your transfer. To create a frame, do this:. Duplicate the petal object 4 and then use the deformation tool to make something like 5.


Stretch the gradient blue object to the desired size.

Artoonix – create your own animations

As a result you will have a new icon “Pony” in the projects list. Before you start, you need to decide what you want to animate – the plot, how the characters will look like, style, etc. We will only use the bottom half of the rectangle to get a shift from blue to transparent not white! Create an object with gradient of black, and turn it like shown in 6.

Select the option “Remember me on this computer” if you want to have the e-mail and password to be filled in automatically for you, but please remember, that this can compromise the level of confidentiality of your credentials. Finishing Touches The next step could be to combine in one frame all the objects – created as described above, and those that were made in a similar fashion: Effects of “positions per seconds” pps and fps The next example shows the same animation but with 5 frames inserted using standard tweening tool in artoonix.

To resize an object, drug the markers of the frame. The color can be chosen from the color palette at the bottom of the painting canvas. Merge them into one object. This is a global property in artoonix and can be adjusted in main projects window “options” “Movie” tab.