i need the best flash cartooning ebook i can get online!

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hi folks,
can i please get the names of the best two ebooks i can get online for 2d cartooning using flash 8 ( strictly for beginners to learn how to draw cartoon character and animation). especially ones written by great disney studio cartoonists.
thanks .
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dhoyin wrote:
( strictly for beginners to learn how to draw cartoon character and animation)


Cartooning in Flash is very much analogous to traditional cell animation. The ideas of tweening, easing, loops, frame-by-frame, etc. all come from traditional animation.

The best place to start learning to animate characters, from scratch, is what's called a walk cycle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_cycle
http://www.idleworm.com/how/anm/02w/walk1.shtml (Also from that site, ideas about squash and stretch http://www.idleworm.com/how/anm/01b/bball.shtml )

You should practice this over and over using different characters and different emotive walking styles(run, bouncy, sad, shuffle, etc.). Then move into quadrapeds, robots, whatever.

Another idea to learn is mouth positions for certain consonant and vowel sounds (A, E, I, O, U, W, R, S, T, B/M, F/V, etc.)

For books, there are a couple of books written by a Disney animator named Shamus Culhane that should be in any animators library.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamus_Culhane
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Basic animation principles...there will be a quiz. ;)

http://www.siggraph.org/education/mater ... d_anim.htm

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