Cyan Los writes:
A while back, AV Originals commissioned me to create a short-film length 2D animation for their story, called "Rona: Legend of the Kodiaks". While I’ve animated for other companies before, this was my very first animation of this quality. As a sole animator this was my most ambitious project yet, attempting to complete every phase -- hand-drawn 2D animation, 3D modeling and texturing, compositing, etc. -- and deliver a complete visual feast in a matter of months.
I've used a variety of softwares for this project, such as Blender, OpenToonz, Krita, Synfig and Natron as primary, along with Audacity, gThumb and other utilities to make my life a little easier. Despite a general lack of well-known 2D animation software on it, I completed this entirely on Ubuntu Linux.
You can enjoy the animated short right here:
For a simple breakdown and behind-the-scenes, you check out the link here.