Thanks Genete and Pixelgeek for your welcome, I have spent the last week reading the tutorials, following the threads on the forum here and just trying to do some simple and basic things on Synfig to try to get a basic understanding about how everything works before attempting to start any real projects.
Something that I would really love to find out is how to create a seascape background in Synfig over which I could animate some objects (sailing ships, boats, etc). The seascape effect that I am thinking about is like the background that KseeZelgadis achieves in his video ‘Take a look into my bright eyes’ at between 13 to 15 seconds into the video http://www.youtube.com/user/KseeZelgadi ... Nvn_bH9lSk
I have looked through the forum trying to find something on this but without any success.
Pixelgeek I think that your video ‘A waterlily on a pond’ is an exquisite piece of work and I love the movement of the water effect that you get on the pond. I would love to know a little more about how you achieve this effect using noise distortion, noise gradient and random distortion but alas I’m too shy to ask (hint, hint, nudge, nudge, a nod is as good as a wink)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9SPeZUTfE0
I have noticed many people on the forum asking for tutorials about various aspects of using Synfig and I think that this is a great idea, especially video tutorials with a voiceover explaining the task being demonstrated. I realize of course that this is a lot of work and very time consuming but I do think that it would help a lot of people to get started on Synfig, one learns so much actually trying something rather than just reading about it, I know that watching Gerceocb’s ‘Flower animation tutorial’ was a big help to me when first trying to learn how Synfig works.
Genete, I think that your ‘Dancing skeleton’ is just so funky, love it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ86PWp3 ... er&list=UL
Finally many thanks to you both for all your tips, advice and encouragement that you have posted in the forum about using Synfig.