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Animation Software

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I frequently get this question: “How did you create those animations and how can I make them, too?” In the old days of animated movies, drawings were transferred to clear sheets of acetate and each individual picture was painted. It was tedious and labor intensive. Movie film can be very unforgiving. Once you start clicking the movie camera, there is little room for error. When I first became serious about making animated movies in the 1970s and 1980s, this was the only option. Now, thanks to the miracle of digital motion pictures, anyone on a budget can create big screen quality 2D animation movies. 2D animation refers to the type seen in such movies as “Snow White” or “The Simpsons,” rather than the 3D style of “Toy Story.” Many companies have software for creating 2D animation and the price varies considerably. After trying many packages, I came to love the Toon Boom product line of animation software ( http://www.toonboom.com/ ) for both the Mac and PC. They have a variety of

More of my newspaper cartoons

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Newspaper cartoons

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401K Financial Crisis Animation on YouTube

THE LATEST ANIMATION

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Here's the latest animation. Today's topic: The Financial Crisis http://www.drmussey.com/output19.html Click on the above link to view the animation. Requires Flash.

Toon Boom Studio 4.5 Arrives

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The latest version of Toon Boom Studio has been released (version 4.5). It is a hundred dollar upgrade from previous versions and I have to admit I was a bit skeptical before plunking down my money. Previous updates have given some performance enhancements, but have also been a bit more challenging to older hardware. Frankly, I thought version 3.0 represented an amazingly mature product and it still ran very well on less than stellar hardware. Version 4.0 has also been excellent. What more could I possibly need? Well, I took the plunge this week. After several days with 4.5, here are some initial conclusions: 1. This upgrade does not make your older tablet pc unusable. There are a number of adjustments available which make this upgrade faster on older tablets. That’s a big deal, because tablet pc’s are still not cheap. 2. This upgrade is the most “tablet pc compatible” version encountered. Best of all, it works very well in portrait mode on a tablet, which was previously a terrib

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I hear this often...

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Another day in the office....

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Medicare patients cannot find doctors....

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Diabetes patients needed?

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Saving money in the practice....

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I thought about trying this....

Vytorin and Zetia are in "Damage Control Mode"

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The makers of Zetia and Vytorin are showering medical offices with overnight mailings, rep visits, company supervisor visits, free lunches, and whatever else they can do to try and keep doctors prescribing these drugs as much as possible. Patients, meanwhile, are very concerned and they have a point: Shouldn’t the medical community prove a drug actually helps real live humans before giving it to massive numbers of patients? Zetia has been out for almost six years now! Where is the outcomes data?

The coming crisis

This video gives a fabulous explanation behind the catastrophe that will soon hit the economy in 2008