Cartoons Create a Castle Of Wisdom

Animation is the soul of children’s imagination. They give a vivid childhood experience provide knowledge about friendship, sacrifice, true love and understanding your parents in your difficult times. Just the other night I was watching the Ice-Age movie and I caught hold of this subject. I decided to write a few lines and I hope the readers will agree on it to some extent. OK here goes…

A gigantic elephant (African mammoth) called Mammy is worried about his teenage daughter peaches. (So it spells.) She is growing up and has large tastes and thoughts about life, love, and adventures. Just like her parents she enjoys being free and wild and going crazy with her offbeat friends. Her best-friend is an earth-hog who lives under the earth and stays inside most of the time. He is too tiny to be noticed and so is made fun by other mates and mammy too. Peaches does not care and loves her tiny friend a lot. He feels the same way for her but as we always imagine a young blood can never stay away from the feelings of attraction and love and it happens with Louis. (The hog) He has feelings for her friend but is unable to express under the veil of friendship and trust. It seemed so right to me that even animals have an understanding about the feelings of their partner and if they are unwilling to be in a relationship, they will not pressurize or decide to take revenge that normally happens with us humans. I just mean to say that through the medium of each cartoon that we saw in our own childhood or are viewing today the makers are giving some or the other message. This is so thoughtful. The girl mammoth has a huge crush on a handsome young mammoth called Ethan who is a spoilt brat. She does not listen to Louis who warns her and her father who gets red-angry on her when she wanders near the pond and sweeps off the cliff when she is caught by her father. We see a glimpse of an age-old tradition of a dominating, strict, yet caring father and equally supportive mother in the form of mammy and ale.

In a moment of sheer anger and frustration peaches blames her father in an abusive way that leaves him shell-shocked. She is not entirely wrong as kids do need some freedom in that age but it is equally important to understand the concern of your parents. They will be worried about their growing child as the world outside is filled with many people with diverse minds. Peaches was young and she did not quite understand the difference between a mere mirage of attraction fake friendship of Ethan and his glossy girlfriends. When the drift happens, she immediately realizes her rude behaviour and apologizes to her mother who tells her to be patient. The whole part shows us that when calamity strikes what we need is our family and nothing else. We need our family and friends to be with us so that we feel safe and secured. Mammy is separated due to sudden catastrophe but he promises to be back. This is the power of parenthood and love. In the midst of adventures peaches learns a lot of lessons while hurting her only friend and realizing the true color of her fatal attraction. In the end, Louis shows the true spirit of friendship and heroism and saves the mammoth family from the claws of the pirates. Peaches makes her parents proud by kicking off the evil monkey pirate and saving her mother. The lines “Now she really has grown-up” shows the revealed pride and love of a parent for their child’s wisdom and brevity.

The entire movie shows the importance of all the feelings that we see in our daily lives. What we feel when we get hurt, frustrated, lose our identity or create misunderstandings. The genre is portrayed through the medium of innocent yet matured animals and that is a big benefit to the growing kids and adults.

Animations are not a waste of time, as some people believe. They are a hidden medium of knowledge, learning, and life-teachings if we view them in a correct way. So, watch cartoons and learn all you can about your near and dear ones.

The Available Brands Of The Best Flash Animation Software

What is flash? Generally it is a graphic that is subjecting to different changes within very short period of a time. Usually it is composed of several similar but slightly different picture or graphic frames. Switching between these frames within very short period of a time makes you see the object is moving. This concept is extremely helpful in designing cartoons and other movies. There is a number of animation software that can be useful in designing it. Macromedia flash was one of the famous software among the users. However this program is currently marketed under the trade name adobe. The macromedia flash programs were taken under the Adobe Company in 2005 and adobe flash CS5 was introduced to the software market. The first this kind of animation movie was created by John Kricfalusi for a liquor company called Ren and Stimpy.

Flash animation programs are usually helpful in creating 2D or two dimensional animations. So from the meaning of the word they have both height and width.
Creating flash animations is lot easier compared to the traditional animation techniques and also a less expensive method. Broadcasting it is quite easier in internet than in the television. It’s files are a kind of vector file formats. There are many file formats that can be created with flash animation software. They are .as (Action script), .amf (Action message format), .flv (Flash Video), .swc (Shock wave flash components), .swf (Shockwave flash) and .fxg (Flash XML Graphics). And there are many more. Each file format support different software.

There are some more animation programs apart from adobe flash. Some of them are Toon Boom, Vectorian Giotto, CelAction 2D, Toufee, Express Animator, Anime Studio and Alligator Flash Designer. These softwares are often helpful in creating cartoons.

Amara is one of the sophisticated animation software that can be used to create flash animation. It creates flash in.swf file format. It can be used to design web flash and these flash movies can be viewed by using the adobe flash player. Amara Flash Menu Builder, Amara Flash Ticker, Amara Flash Intro and Banner Builder and Amara Photo Animation software are some of these softwares created by Amara Software Developers. These softwares are not much expensive and available between 15-50$ range.

Swish is another producer famous for Flash animation software. Swish Mini Max 4 is another flash animation software that can be used by businessmen or students. Swish Max 4 is also one of the Swish products designed for the professional graphic artists and web professionals. This is also one of the cheap brands that would come helpful for the designers.

Mix Fix is software that can be used to create flash animation. This software can be used to create flash buttons, intro, banners and the text effect. This is simple software that the user will find it is very easy to create the flash buttons very easily. It is available as a trial version. You can buy the software if you are full satisfied during the trial period.

There is quite a lot of flash animation software. The aim of the open source software is to break the barrier for the talented animation designers who can’t afford for the software available in the market. Synfig is one of the open source softwares that can be used to create flash animations.

The History Of 3D Cartoon Animations – When Did It Become Popular?

Mankind has always thrived on innovation and it is this innovative instinct which inspired our prehistoric cave-dwelling ancestors to make new discoveries. Since then there have been irreversible changes which have totally transformed the face of our planet from those early days but the streak of innovation still remains the same and continues to drive men towards new frontiers.

It is courtesy of this innovative thought process that 3D cartoon animation, which was considered as being nearly impossible prior to the advent of computers, was suddenly found to be within reach with the promise of opening a whole galaxy of possibilities.

Although there is no one single person who can be credited and honored for having discovered this technological advancement, the burgeoning idea of 3D cartoon animation was given shape for the first time in 1961 by Ivan Sutherland who created an interactive sketchpad software package which allowed users to draw images on the computer and replicate them. This acted as an inspiration for a number of professionals dedicated to this field and the final breakthrough came during the 1980s’ when the first image editing program in form of the Adobe Photoshop was created and subsequently released. The immense global popularity of the concept could be gauged by the fact that most of the media carriers like movies, advertisements and even magazines incorporated its application in their field of business.

The credit of popularizing the effective usage of 3D cartoon animation all over the world lies undisputedly with Disney since it is in this organization that animation was utilized to its optimum potential and released to reveal its true caliber by individuals who were truly in search of exceptional results. Therefore, while movies like ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Aladdin’ were perfection personified in the field of 2D animation, it was ‘Toy Story’ in 1995 which held the honor of being the first extremely successful 3D cartoon animation film produced by Disney to be followed by many more in its wake.

Apart from movies, 3D cartoon animation has been successfully used in the fields of education and advertising as well as it not only focuses on people, animals and moving figures but on background illustrations as well. While 3D cartoon animation in the field of education has been primarily used to create game design programs, its utility in the world of advertising was proved by an organization named Pixar who relied on short and sweet 3D cartoon animation films to sell their products.