I was recently delegated by my team to work on the safety animation award for the 2016-2017 season. However, I was the main animator for last year’s animation as well (which failed horribly). Does anyone know of any software and/or animation tips that would make this job easier?
Define “easier”. Why did it “fail” last time?
Last time, I made an animation in scratch and screen-recorded the video. Looking back on it, the animation didn’t have good motion to it and the graphics were subpar.
Screen recorded? What did you use? Virtually all animation tools have an option to render out the animation properly. As for motion & graphics, are you talking 2D or 3D here?
Last year we used iMovie and we mighty be using some programs from adobe. I would also recommend adobe premier or adobe after effects
Are you trying to make a 2D or 3D animation?
Maya is great IMO, but only if you know how to use at least the basic functions. It does have a lot of features, which can be confusing. I don’t find it hard to learn, though, especially if you’ve used other 3D modeling software, such as Unity or any CAD application.