For 2023 edition of 36 Days of Type, I decided to use Cavalry App only to create my letter designs and to animate them at the same time. This software caught my eye from version 1.1, but I had no idea how to start using it or what it’s capabilities were.
36 Days of Type seemed like a good project to learn new software, as I had no real deadline, except “finish it sooner than later”. I could experiment with new features and learn it from the ground up as I went along. And it was a good idea. At the end of this project, after about 3 months of playing with Cavalry, I’m confident in using it to create completely new animations, which I would struggle to replicate in After Effects.
At the end of this project, I feel like Cavalry has a much easier learning curve than After Effects. Once you understand how “linking” properties help you generate shapes or make animations without need for keyframes, then whole new world and workflow opens up.
I would like to thank to Mario De Meyer, Anthony Velen, David Enbom, Chris Gannon, Elliot Mosher, Adam Maurer, Remco behind Scenery.io and Kyle Daily for their help in Cavalry Discord channel. You guys are rockstar aces for sharing your workflow, files and advice. And big thank you to the team behind Cavalry App for making this software and for actively joining Discord discussions and helping out where possible.