A short sweet post here. Up on the Animatic Builder page are two downloads, a nightly build and the recent stable version. Have at least PHP 4 and MySQL 4? then your all set to go! Animatic Builder
During the past few weeks I have been diligently updating Animatic Builder with new features and a completely new interface. Overall the main idea of the App hasn’t changed; building and maintaining a sequence over a range of any internet connected devices. What in the release makes that goal easier? Quite a bit.
From the start the whole App has been rebuilt with an AJAX, or asynchronous, connection so the user can modify the sequence without the delay of reloading page each time a change needs to be saved. Every on page change is made once a user focuses away from a changeable element. As well, each change effects the sequence immediately so a duration takes effect right as it is made.
The playback system has changed drastically as well. The most obvious alteration is the introduction of a self-centering elastic layout which keeps the current frame in the center of a browser window and when the browser is re-sized the whole layout expands around it to any size.
A little concept art to take in. This image I designed as a test for the look of the rioters in my upcoming short. I wanted the rioters to look sketchy and unfinished next to the clean 3D animated Police but ultimately I rejected this design as being too detailed and time intensive.
Makes for a nice promotional still though.
For the first post on this here on my new website I have broken down the development of my new logo into major landmarks. You can follow the process in depth on the Spinquad forums. The logo may still evolve slightly but I have received good feedback on what I have so far.
First I’m guessing most haven’t seen the old logo.
The old logo was nice, but it lacked a certain ‘moxy’ especially since it was only designed in 2D.