User Guide > Cut-out Animation

Cut-out Animation

Animate provides you with some great tools to animate your puppets. You can create simple animation using the Transform tool and you can make advanced animation using both forward and inverse kinematics. Animate has advanced onion skinning and image swapping features to help you animate efficiently and quickly. To give you animation freedom you are able to mix several different techniques of animation such as simple rigging, hierarchy and symbol animation.

Topics Covered 

Getting the Character
Keyframes and Drawing Blocks
Creating a Simple Cut-out Animation
Selecting Layers to Animate or Position
Navigating the Hierarchy
Animating Using the Transform Tool
Animating using Inverse Kinematics
Animating in Stop-motion
Animating Using Computer-generated Interpolation
Flipping through Poses
Using the Onion Skin in Cut-out Animation
Flipping Parts
Reusing Extra Drawings, Poses and Facial Expressions on page 1
Swapping Images
Adding a New Drawing
Ordering Layers Over Time
Resetting a Transformation
Creating Cycles
Adding Pegs
Offsetting Part of an Animation on page 1
Preferences on page 1