8 Bird


As a challenge this previous weekend and as a personal development course I followed Christopher Calebs [@chriscaleb] Adobe tutorial on how to recreate dotGEARS flappy bird IoS application in html5 using adobe animate.

While I could have just followed the instructions and coding to the letter I wanted to actually really challenge myself and began by modifying the assets, in illustrator, and using those components over the prepackaged ones that were downloadable. I used those items as a guide when I got stuck but thats about all.

Further I tweaked the gravity settings a little and made the tree element of the background move independant of the ground layer.

The next challenge was to get it online so you could check it out. WordPress is very finickey when it comes to embedded flash content so please head to icth.io below to check it out!


CN 2017 Illustratorcc, Photoshopcc, Animatecc




DaveTheZombie & Animate CC


After Finishing after effects I moved on to Peachpit & Learn ACAEP’s textbooks on Animate CC. Part of the lessons include digital armature creation and animation. The fruits of my labors have lead to this: Dave the Zombie.

Coming from After effects it is a strange and at times frustrating endeavor to figure out the nuances and processes associated with animate CC but its becoming a favorite of mine. Especially when it comes to interactivity and integration with other programs. Making my own applications and games seemed like a distance wish until I learned that it could be possible and accessible through animate.

Dave was created in Illustrator CC, imported and animated in Animate CC

CN2017 Illustrator CC & Adobe Animate CC



CN 2017 Illustrator & Photoshop CC

Big projects in the works. Too big. Good idea to mix it up with smaller projects. Keeps things interesting and is refreshing. I have a beard but if I had long hair I would wear it this way too


CN 2017. Best viewed looped. More work with animations. After this I will be moving more into After effects for these. Larger projects will be on hiatus for a small while

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