|Go to the Portfolio Menu page|
BackgroundThe Funky Farm characters were initally created as static cartoon illustrations for the Funky Farm band website. The main criteria was that the cartoon Funky Farm had to play the same instruments as the real band.
We then took these characters and animated them to create an interactive cartoon menu in Flash.
The Cartoon Menu Engine
We designed and built a Flash menu engine that would allow the user to explore a cartoon world and discover and follow links to the different pages of a website. However as the user can interact with the Cartoon characters world it becomes more than just a menu. This engine can be re-skinned with different cartoon characters.
Creation of Initial Concept
Cell by cell animation of characters
Motion and shape Tweening
All code in AS3 Classes to control scrolling, highlights and links
Reusable code and framework that can be used for other characters