Kyria Nelson – Interactive Animation Example



For my interactive animation I wanted to have crisp, easy-to-understand animations with cute little bits of sound to make the experience pop. I took a picture of my shelf of glass ornaments to animate. I love glass items and it felt like an appropriate choice, as glass objects always felt to me like they had a mysterious magical quality to them. I also see this shelf every day while I work in my room.

It was hard to choose what to animate, but in the end I chose the amethyst tree, faux diamond, marble jar, potion bottle, and glass dolphin. I used tweening to make animations fade in and out and hand drawn frames to do the majority of animation. For the amethyst tree, I used tweening to give the illusion of leaves falling.

The sounds are open-source from

All in all, I really enjoyed this project, in part because this is my simplest Max Patch so far!

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