I have broken this course into (3) sections - beginner, Intermediate, and advanced.
Just getting started - and want to take the first steps to learning animation - beginner is perfect for you.
Already know the principles of animation - but are still struggling to effectively apply them to your animations - intermediate is just right for you.
Ready to take your animation knowledge and create a setting, personality, and story for your characters - advanced might be just what you are looking for.
So now that we talked about the sections - what’s in them?
The beginner section will focus on (2) important parts to learning animation - the tool and the principles of animation.
The animation principles are the most important things to know to become a great animator and bringing your character to life. You have probably heard of them or know of them - but haven’t really understood how to apply them. We will go over all of that.
The second part is not nearly as important as the principles - but it is good to decide which animation tool you will be using before learning animation.
Do you want to create hand drawn animations or do you want to create your character and then rig it with bones that allows you to move the character much like 3D animation?
I will quickly go over and provide links to the most popular and recommended 2D animation software and then talk about what software we will be using for the course - which is a 2D animation software called Moho/ Anime Studio.
I will then go over step by step all the animation tools within Moho that you will need to know in order to animate and we’ll create challenges to quickly learn how to apply those principles.
THE SEASONED ANIMATOR
This section is for those that already know the principles - so let’s apply them! Let’s take each principle of animation and come up with a cool animation. This section will be loaded with challenges, lessons, and even critiques. Once you have joined and completed the lessons and challenges for the section, you can upload your work - and with your permission I will record a video - critiquing your work, what was good - what could be improved and upload it to the course Critiques section for the other Seasoned Animators to see.
Alright, let’s get into the stuff everyone wants to know about. ‘How do I create my own animation’. Whether it’s an animation for your friends, client, or your YouTube channel - it helps to follow the same Production Process that many professionals around the world use.
So we are going to talk about pre-production, production, and post production.
For this section I am going to participate in a challenge on the website - animestudiotutor.com. The challenge is simply a theme - then I create the story, setting, characters, script, animation - everything. I will document the entire process so you can see the entire process. I will show you everything from my file structure for best organization - to animation techniques and editing techniques to get the best timing. I will then share the finished animation project file for you to study, modify, and do whatever you want.
And you will also be left with the ultimate challenge - to also participate in a challenge on anime studio tutor and come up with your animation and share it with the other students.