Having the ability to add motion and life to your project is exciting and can make a big impact on the end result of your work.
However as with everything else in life, too much of a good thing can be bad and the same goes for animations. When it comes to animations keep it simple and clean and don’t over do it. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating your interactive project.
- You don’t have to animate every object on your stage.
- Don’t move every object across the stage.
- Don’t animate first and then position your object; Do the opposite.
- Don’t animate all objects at the very same time frame.
- Don’t create long animations. Your audience has a short attention span.
- Keep it simple. Be selective about what you animate
- First position your objects as you intend them to be at end of animation, and then apply your animation.
- Keep it short. If creating a presentation slide; limit animation to just a few seconds.
- Use animation as a tool to support your content.
- Do ask yourself: Does this look better animated or will it be cleaner in it’s current position?
- Use subtle animation effects (Not everything has to move from one side of the screen to another);
- Do Preview often. Make subtle adjustments and Preview; Rinse and repeat.