Anastasia Mayzhegisheva started experimenting with reusable puppets in Synfig and created this animation video for the Creative Society project.
The goal of Anastasia’s experiments is to make character templates with a set of prepared animations, that can be used to quickly create various animation videos.
For the video above it took only 2 workdays to create it (including time for creating puppets themselves).
In some aspects this is a continuation of my previous work on character templates, which was done many years ago. Back then Synfig had no support for bones at all and it was quite a painful process. Many things have been improved since then.
We plan to continue this work and create more complicated character templates with a library of predefined animations.
Exactly what I need for my visualization of calculating fractions for my grandchildren !
As I am developing a program suite in LOGO (Seymour Papert’s legendary & nearly forgotten LISP-like language for children which uses a turtle as a mascot)
I needed some incentive which spices up the rather dry math involved.
Anybody interested in using my programs is welcome to contact me (NO commercial intentions – these are FREE open source helpers !).
Just signal if anybody in the community is interested ;-P.
Мир мирy !
Hi Wolfram! I’m glad you are interested to use them! We will prepare files for publishing. ^__^