I'm an industrial designer, using 3D CAD software to create my designs and Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign, to create sketches & graphics, edit images, build presentations.
The problem is that most of these tools are +/- static. It's difficult to create & visualise interactions.
E.g. I would like to take a sketch/screenshot of the product I'm designing; sketch a hand; animate the hand so that it manipulates the product (e.g. push a button) and then animate what happens with the product (lights blinking, etc.); add comments, etc.
My main target is not to make very fancy presentation movies, but more "animated sketches", storyboards. Which software would you recomend to do this. I've explored the animation function of photoshop and that was ok, but a little too basic (e.g. I could make the hand move from A to B at a constant speed, but I couldn't make it follow a curve in a more dynamic way).