For a school project I would like to create serveral short movies (1-3 minuts each) showing how a user might use our product through the day (so from 7 to 24).
I would like to do this in an animated 2.5D style. For example (of the style) see :
I have researched the ways other people have archieved this effect and I found serveral resources to help me. I also found out that animation is made in Blender.
My question to you guys is how though would it be to do this with Blender?
I have free acces to the Adobe suite through my college, I’m quite limited in time so although I wouldn’t mind spending 120+ hours at it (we have planned 3 full weeks for creating the movies) it’s really important for us to go with the software that has the best learning curve.
As far as I understand it, I would have to intergrate Adobe Flash and Premiere/After Effects to create the animation in this style. Would it be quicker to do (most of) the animation in Blender?
I’m already proficient with GIMP/Photoshop and I can do a few things with Flash and Inktscape/Illustrator.
I have also used blender in the past so I’m not completly unfamiliar with the interface however I have zero experience with making animations (although I’m familiar with the whole concept of different keyframes, layers, etc).
So in short ;
- Would Blender be a good choice for this type of animation?
- Would the Adobe suite be a better choice?
- How long would it take to create an animation like that?
Any tips and recommendations on where to start would be very welcome! I would love a good book or DVD-serie that pointed in the right direction but most seems to be centered on modeling.
Thanks in advance!