Khara Woods

Graphic Designer

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Grandma's House

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Here's my reference photo: my grandmother's old shot gun house. I want to animate this because I spent many days on that porch with my mom, her sisters and and my beautiful grandmother, who could grow the greenest, healthiest looking ferns I've ever seen. 

Sketches

First

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Second (gettin more accurate with each iteration)

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In Illustrator

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Final Design in Photoshop

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My layers in AE all tidy like:

I am still having trouble with too many group layers, once I convert my imported artwork to vector shapes. I'm wondering, instead of simply uniting my individual shapes in Illustrator, do I need to create a compound path of the individual shapes? That way, when I import to AE and then convert to shapes, instead of having 1000+ group layers, I'll have a more mangageble number of groups like 50 or so.

Anyone have an idea how to slove this issue? 

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Even though this is uber simple and not very imaginative, I'm proud of myself for watching all of the lessons, sometimes 2 or 3 times and having a finished piece to show for it, with some overshoot sprinkled in! I forgot to animate my fern though. In fact, I forgot to unhide it's layer. I may add that in later. I'm tired now. I'd like it swing from side-to-side. I guess that's a position property thing. Thje steps, here, are a bit of an afterthought too. Be nice to stack them one on top of the other like falling dominos or something like that. Anyhoo, here's what I have so far:

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Second Iteration with more detailed background, extra animation. I think I need some sort of fade to black at the end.

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