A few months ago, we posted a Bouncing Ball Flipbook Tutorial by Andre Quijano in the tutorials section of our support site that was all about how to draw and animate a bouncing ball. If you’re not familiar with Flipbook, It’s a feature of the SketchBook desktop version available for Pro members. It enables you to create short animations that you draw frame by frame. You can export your creations directly as .gif, .mp4, or other file formats.
This time around, we have a PDF tutorial from Andre we want to share that covers the fundamentals of action and reaction. Download the Water Drop and Flour Sack PDF tutorial for detailed step-by-step instructions on how you can create the animations below. The PDF includes download links to the demo files so you can look through them yourself on SketchBook Pro if you want, but we’re also going to give you a quick run-down here so you can see what’s possible. While that first tutorial teaches you the basic controls and functions of FlipBook, this second tutorial focuses on how to make elements such as water or weight distribution look realistic in action. Below is a simple watered down version of Andre’s Flipbook tutorial with accompanying GIFs. If you want more detailed information about the entire process check out the link provided above.
How water drops
How a sack of flour drops
Flipbook animation for Pro
Using Flipbook is one of the many perks of being a SketchBook Pro member. If you like what you see and want to give Flipbook a try, download a free 15-day trial to give it a go (no credit card information necessary).