Creating the Cafe (кафе) Set for RUS407 Animations
The Cafe set was the first set I created for the RUS407 animations. Since my previous set building with Adobe Animate was pretty limited, I wanted to keep things pretty simple, focusing on important icons to make up a Cafe. First, I made a list of the most important items I knew I’d need for the cafe set and drew those:
I then took these symbols and pieced together a simple “Cafe” set:
I also followed a similar process for the creation of the “Office” set, seen below:
Later, I was able to expand the “Cafe” set to outside the front door for an animation in Unit 11. I started with creating a brick wall, the front door and a sign above it. As you can see, I made the brick wall longer than the 1080×1920 frame (seen by the red line), so that the “camera” can pan over to the girl standing angrily:
Finally, for an another animation after that, I expanded the “Cafe” set to include the buildings next to it and some of the street, adding more brick and some ornate Russian window frames that I had already drawn:
The “Cafe” set proved to be very conducive to me gradually adding more complexity to the RUS407 animations as I became more comfortable with the program and the workflow!