Animation can be easier than you think.
If you have been looking for a way to make something out of your smartphone, animation is the easiest thing to do. It can put food on the table. You may not believe it until you read this gradually. I have been animating for over a year now, no relax and read.
Animation may be said to be a technique of making inanimate object or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
There are many softwares for animation but the one I love using is Plotagon. It is the best for smartphone. You can get it from play store. It is an in app purchase.
Plotagon is easy to use. It doesn't allow you to start creating your character and scene from scratch. All you have to do is select, select and select. Some of the packages in this app are free while you have to pay a token to have access to some.
How you can make money with animation.
Before I start teaching how to create cartoons wit your smartphone, let us look at how you can make cool cash from animation.
There are many ways you can make money from animation. It all depends on how creative you are. You have to be very creative. I'll drop my YouTube channel link at the end of the class to see my humorous videos created with Plotagon.
If you are very creative, you can create a YouTube channel like mine an monetize it. You get paid by YouTube.
As a freelancer, you can tell people you can create adverts for them and you get paid. You can get your clients from upwork and fiveer. Just get the apps on play store. But register on their websites, it's better. And many other niches you can think of.
How to animate with Plotagon.
Now let me teach you how you can create your cartoons with Plotagon.
First, get your Plotagon app on play store. Below is the icon of plotagon.
When you must have installed the app from Google play store, open the app. It usually takes some seconds to load. Below is the display you will see while the app is loading.
When the app has opened. If you have your data on, you could see many packages on the home. To start creating your Plotagon story, click on the button on bottom center part of the screen. The button is in the red circle on the image below.
To buy scenes and probes, click on the icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. It is in the red circle on the image above.
When you click on the camera icon on the red circle on the image above, click on character to create your characters as shown below.
Start creating your character by clicking on any of the characters provided. Go through the probes given starting from the heard to shoes. Don't forget to make use of colours depending on what you want.
After writing the name of your character, click on save to save your character. Back button also automatically saves your character for you.
Now you have to create your plot. Click on plots, click on create plot, click on the clapper icon to introduce your scene, click on the scene to import a scene. Select the scene of choice and automatically, it is added. Click on the camera icon by the right hand side to set the camera position as you want.
Click on character to import your characters. Click on any of the red texts to see what it has and set your character's actions. Click on the microphone icon to record voice if you want to use your voice. If not, click on 'enter dialog' to type in your text. Note that you can use both your voice and the text at the same time is you want to export your video with subtitle.
When you are done, click on the download button to export your video. It is located at the bottom right corner of the screen. It is in green circle. Note that you can always test your video before exporting it by clicking on the play button at the bottom left corner of the screen as shown below.
Click on with subtitle if you wish to export with subtitle, otherwise, click on without subtitle. Note that you have to stay on this page until rendering is complete, if not, it may not be successful. When your video has been finalized, click on save and type in the name as fast as possible. Then click on done. You can now play your video.
You may need to create account with them, simply click on the settings icon as shown below.
Click on the create account as shown below. Also you can always restore your bought characters and scenes by clicking on restore bought characters and scenes as shown on the image below
Editing your video.
You have to edit your video if not, it may not make sense. I normally use Viva video, Youcut, and watermark manager to edit my videos. Viva video and youcut are used to cut, add colleges, add effects, add music and so on to your video, while watermark manager is used to add and remove watermark on your video. And you are done. You can now upload your video on YouTube or send it to your client who needs the aid and you get paid.
Limitations of plotagon.
Plotagon has some limitations.
1. It doesn't give you the opportunity to create your own very unique character and scene. You must choose from the ones given or you buy some.
2. Many scenes and probes are not for free, you have to buy them with real money. It doesn't cost mush though.
3. Plotagon doesn't allow you to move your characters the way you want. That is to say that you can't make them to walk, unless in those scenes that are meant for walking.
4. You cannot add more than two characters in a scene, unless some scenes that has extra characters.
Below is my YouTube channel link to help you build some courage and bring out your creativity. Don't forget to subscribe.
You could even simply search for FrankMan cartoons on YouTube.
In my next post, I'll show you some important secrets in Plotagon. This will help you a lot.
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