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2D Animation Scanning

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The following instructions provide a step by step guide to scanning 2D Hand Drawn Cell Animations.

  • Go to the computer named "Stanley" in Axinn 011.
  • Turn on the power to the computer if it is not already on.
  • Turn on the power to the attached HP ScanJet 5590 scanner and verify that it is connected to the computer via USB.
  • Log in using your middlebury username and password.
  • Place your 8-1/2" x 11" paper into the automatic document feeder on top of the scanner. Do not place more than 50 sheets in at once.
  • Make sure that the image is facing up in the automatic document feeder and that the first image in the animation sequence is on top.
  • Push the button on the scanner with the arrow indicating the correct button to push.
  • A warning message pops up telling you that the Automatic Document Feeder is engaged. Select "OK".
  • Change the "Scan to:" location to Adobe Photoshop CS4 and choose "Accept".
  • Verify that Adobe Photoshop CS4 Launches and that each scanned page has it's own tab in the photoshop workspace.
  • Select all of the scanned drawings by pressing Command+A.
  • If your animation is a landscape animation instead of a portrait animation Select File->Automate->Batch. Under the "Play" settings choose Set: "Animation" and Action: "Rotate 90˚ Clockwise or Counter Clockwise". Choose Source: "Opened Files". Choose Destination: "Folder" and select Xsan_Media->CourseName->YourName->ProjectName. Make sure to leave the "Override Action "Save As" Commands UNCHECKED. Select "OK"
  • Launch Quicktime Pro.
  • Select File->Open Image Sequence. Browse to Xsan_Media->CourseName->StudentName->ProjectName and select the first image file in the sequence. Choose "Open".
  • Select the desired framerate for the image sequence.
  • Select File->Save As. Browse to Xsan_Media->CourseName->YourName->ProjectName.

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