Ok, I have many guesses as to why this failed, but I want opinions.
I'll go on a step by step...kinda:
I first did my key frames of the entire animation, flip-book style if you will. So that I could actually see the movement, but in a rather cut up way, as in...well...flip book.
I then did inbetweens, so to get what I thought was going to be smooth animation. After doing so, I photographed each frame (95 in total) on my make-shift lightbox.
I edited them all in photoshop since the pencil kinda got lost.
After photoshop, I imported them all to premier. In premier, I set each on of their duration to .02 because I was going to "set it on 2s) so if I set one frame on 2s @ .02 seconds that should give me .04 which is roughly 1/24 of a second, ergo, fluid animation.
I then duplicated each one, which I didn't realize until typing this how pointless it is because I'm just duplicated .02 seconds of a frame, which I could have just easily done by setting it to .04 *sigh*
Anyway, I now have my 190 frames which I previously rotated and scaled to fit the screen since I don't use peg bars or anything really (I should really invest one, I know).
After organizing all that, I exported to .avi and got this:
[video not showing up for me, so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_TS53mE7Fc]
I thought it was too slow, so I removed the dummy copies, went back to my 95 frames, and then got this:
I have some questions though, the first is:
I thought youtube had hi-def options, because I totally saw a hi-def youtube video of The Dark Knight, any way to enable that?
Also...What's the best format to save if you really want a lossless, quality video?
And about the animations...where did I go wrong? I think the main reason is this:
I have 95 frames, but a 15 second animation, meaning, I should really have 360 frames. That also means I am not even animating on 3s, but...on 4s!
Oh, and...any tips of equipment I can get to get consistency and be able to pipeline my animations? right now I'm working off...equipment that ain't bad, but...thanks to ma pell grant I can invest on some good animating equipment nothing too expensive though, I've seen those insanely priced lightboxes o.0