Category Archives: tutorial

RIP, adobe flash (sorta)

By now, many will have heard about Adobe’s decision to bid farewell to Flash, at least in name. The following are my thoughts, as they relate to animators and designers, the second class citizens of the Flash world. * A … Continue reading

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lynda course: migrate from Flash to Harmony

My latest course for Lynda.com has gone online: ‘Migrating from Flash to Toon Boom Harmony’ It teaches a Flash animator how their favourite Flash tools and processes correspond to the Harmony equivalent. The first twelve years of my animation career … Continue reading

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lynda course: foundations of drawing cartoon characters

My latest course for Lynda has gone online – and it’s the most fun yet! The course teaches the classic animation drawing techniques, which are also applicable to comic books. This was a 28 year long ‘brain dump’, in which … Continue reading

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flash palette: a custom improvement!

It’s not news that the default palette for Flash is dreadful. There’s not much that you can do with this, other than pretend it’s not there: I made my own early in the 2000s; it’s much more subdued (maybe a … Continue reading

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lynda course: hand drawn animation in flash

My fifth course for Lynda.com is online. It’s called ‘Hand Drawn Animation in Flash’. If you don’t have a Lynda.com membership, you can get a free 1-week trial here, and watch it. A preview of the two main scenes that … Continue reading

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my lynda.com course (2D animation principles)

It’s online! My fourth Lynda course has just been uploaded. If you don’t have a Lynda.com membership, you can get a free 1-week trial here, and watch it. 2D Animation Principles with Dermot O’ Connor Bring a cast of characters … Continue reading

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lynda.com free 1 week trial

So, you want to follow along some of my Flash lessons? Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. Follow that link and get 1 week of access, see how you like it. If your time is short, I … Continue reading

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third Lynda tutorial online

So, you want to follow along some of my Flash lessons? Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. Follow that link and get 1 week of access, see how you like it. My third Lynda.com tutorial is up. … Continue reading

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my lynda.com course

So, you want to follow along some of my Flash lessons? Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. Follow that link and get 1 week of access, see how you like it. I recently recorded a video tutorial … Continue reading

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tutorial-3 : dialog

So, you want to follow along some of my Flash lessons? Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. Follow that link and get 1 week of access, see how you like it. The principles explained in this tutorial … Continue reading

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