Insect wing animation

Inkscape video tutorial

This is a quick video I put together after doing a similar animation. Recently, I had to make butterfly and a ladybug fly for the kid’s educational application. The reference image of the flying insect had an very odd way to animated the wings.

Rather than flap the wings they were just rotated. Strangely, this seems to be a common way to animate wings. The deform rather than the rotation is not much hard but the results are a lot nicer and closer to reality.

Here are the animations as gif images to get a better look at them:

I hope you enjoyed this quick video that is off topic but I will finish the complete game art series next and make the assets available