I had high hopes for this piece, but there’s only so much time in a day - and only so much skill in the Matt.
I did this in two days primarily using Synfig and Inkscape, with Blender on the editing side of things. My biggest problem was that I discovered - once I was well into the project - that JLipSync doesn’t work with my latest Ubuntu updates. I couldn’t get Papagayo running either in the short time I had, so I had to totally wing the lip sync - and it shows. Oh, well.
For those interested, this was my entry into a contest to win a Mac Book Air.
Bravo. I don’t know if you’ll win the MacBook Air, but you deserve it. Great job my brother
And if anybody wants to help a fellow Synfig user win, feel free to hit the old “like” button over at YouTube. ;D
That is some seriously nice looking background art you made there. It reminds me that I should really start using Inkscape a bit more. And the animation is really good too.
Hope you get that mackbook.
Of course, anything you can do in Inkscape, you can also do in Synfig - plus Synfig has capabilities that Inkscape lacks. Where Inkscape shines, for me at least, is in speed of drawing. Since it’s a dedicated drawing program and can focus on just that one thing, I find it to be faster for getting the shapes and colors down. And, ever since Synfig incorporated svg-import, I can bring most Inkscape stuff right into Synfig for further work.
Thanks for all the help. guys … I won!
I do expect you to make some excellent artwork with your new Macbook and post it online for all of us to see .
If you need some help with your Mac, you can ask me. (You can install Ubuntu on it if you want)
Thanks guys! As for the MacBook, I’ve decided to give it to my brother since his old one died a few weeks back and he’s not currently able to replace it. I’ll just keep bopping along with these old Ubuntu boxes.