Continuing the discussion from Animation Software suggestions or advice?:
Thanks to all who gave animation software suggestions in above-mentioned discussion. I’ve been playing with/reviewing all of them (and will soon have a bunch of intro-to- http://www.levitada.com videos posted somewhere).
Like many on the forum, I’ve been using Inkscape to prep for use on GF projects, and I discovered that Inkscape’s .svg files are very easy to animate with a cheap/fun little tool called EasySketch Pro, which does “whiteboard” animations where a hand draws the “paths” (lines and stuff) in the .svg file. [tons of tutorials on youtube]
here’s an example (sorry if it is too “adult”, but it is my funniest / self-deprecating haiku):