Our oldest stories have been told using the stars. During this mini-workshop, attendees will transform an animated GIF into a “kinetic constellation” that comes to life in the night sky, adding a modern twist to this ancient illustration technique.
This technique works very well to represent biological movement, and can also be used for interaction design elements, information visualizations, and full-fledged animated narratives.
What you’ll do:
- Search the web for an animated GIF that represents the characters and movements you are interested in animating
- Create your animations using a provided interface, and get working in a personal CodePen workspace
- Tweet the end product and feature your work in your CodePen showcase. By tagging the work appropriately, we will create a library of SVG constellation animations that can be combined to create longer narratives