O'Reilly logo

Designing Menus with DVD Studio Pro by John Skidgel

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Animation

Animation approximates motion through sequential imagery. Good animation, however, has spirit, cleverly exaggerates reality, and enhances a menu’s aesthetic, communication, and entertainment value.

This chapter presents the following topics:

The animation process.

Animation principles.

Common properties to animate.

The Animation Process

The animation process begins with an idea that is turned into a script or a storyboard. After the concepts presented in the storyboard are approved, animation and production begins. Test renders and animatics turn into fully rendered animations that are then imported into DVD Studio Pro and integrated with other assets to create menus.

Coming Up with an Idea

Ideas for animating motion menus ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required