How to Make the Best 2D Animation Software
Posted On July 13, 2021
Microsoft’s Visual Studio is the go-to IDE for programmers.
If you’re a Mac user, it’s your go-go, and if you’re an Android user, you should probably pick Visual Studio 2017 or higher.
Microsoft has updated its Visual Studio developer tools with a new tool called 2D animation, which allows developers to create their own animations from scratch.
With this new tool, you can import your existing 2D animations, then add them to a project using the drag and drop interface.
There are other 2D animators out there, but this is the one we like the most.
2D Animators are basically just a bunch of assets that you can drag into your project.
Here’s an example of an animator we created using the new animation tool:The new animation tools are pretty nifty, but we still need to understand what they do.
Let’s see what you need to do to import your animations and then export them as 2D assets.
We’re going to use the new Visual Studio editor to import our animations into our project.
Open the new File menu in Visual Studio.
Drag and drop the assets you want to import into the File menu.
Click the Import button to import.
Now we can export the animations to a folder named Animation in the project.
Click OK to close Visual Studio and let’s open up the 2DAnimator.cs file.
Inside the Animation folder, we’ll find a couple of functions and properties.
These functions and the properties are where we’ll be importing our animations.
The Import function is called when you drag and place your assets into the project and it’s called to automatically import and export your assets.
Let me explain why.
Let us assume we want to export an image of a dog.
We drag an image file from the File Menu to the Animation File menu and it is exported.
We then add an animated object to that image.
Now let us import that object into our animation and we’re ready to animate.
So we drag an animation file from File menu to the Animations menu and we can drag the animation file into the Animation directory in our project and we’ll see a window pop up.
We can drag our animation to that animation folder and click OK to import the animation.
Now lets see what happens when we click OK.
The Animation folder now has an animation object named DogAnim.
We are now ready to export that image, and we want it to look like this:The Import animation function will add an animation to our DogAnim object.
Now, let’s take a look at the code inside the DogAnim class.
Inside the Dog Anim class, we are importing the Dog image into an Animation class.
In this Animation class, there is a method called AddAnimatableObject that adds an animation that is named DogAnimation.
Here we are going to add an image to the Dog animation.
Notice that we’re calling AddAnimableObject and we are adding an image object, and the image is a 3D object.
The image object is a vector.
The vector of an image is simply a vector that is a single point on a screen.
This is a common convention when creating 2D art objects, so let’s add an Animated object to this DogAnim .
So we add an Image to the Animated object and then we add our Animation to this animation.
Now lets take a closer look at how we’re going have the DogAnimation object animate.
We want to have the dog walk around the screen and when it gets close to the screen, it will stop and start the animation and then when the dog is walking, it stops and starts the animation again.
We’re going do this by calling the StopAnimating method on the Dog Animation class and then calling the StartAnimatingMethod on the Animated class.
Notice that this method is called with an object that is in the Animatable property of the Dog class.
So now we can see what this object does.
Now the animation is called StopAnimated and the Dog is now walking around the world, and it stops whenever it gets too close to a screen, and then it starts up again when it has gotten too far away from the screen.
Now you can see that in the animation code.
Now we need to make the dog stop and go to the next screen.
We do this in the Stop animation method by calling a method on our Dog Anim object that calls the Stop method on a Dog class object.
Notice here that the Stop Animating method is also called on a class object, so that we can easily see how the stop animation works in our Dog animation code:This is the first time you’re going for an animated Dog animation, so it will take a bit of getting used to.
But once you get the hang of it, it really does work!
If you have a lot of animations and want to animate them in an easy and consistent way, this is a great tool.
Now go out and get some 2