I have a game project, and I also have a side-view character I want to put in it.
I have the character separated in multiple pieces: head, torso, arms, hands, legs... etc. Because I plan to make rather fluid animations.
I need to make my animations frame-by-frame(Frame1.png,frame2.png...).
I have managed to put all the body parts in Photoshop and animate him. Since you can't use timeline animation for rotating objects, I had to do it using the visibility tools (which was quite a pain).
Such technique works: it does output my animation alright. But it is very time-consuming.
So I'd like to know: do you have any better software ideas to do this? Something to make the animation easier to produce & export it?
I have considered Flash (you could even use tweening to make smoother animations and it also allows rotation alright) - but it might be a bit overkill for my purposes (I wouldn't mind using it if there were no other choices though)